Concealed Firearm Possession
The right to bear arms is a right granted to all Americans in the Constitution. The right to bear concealed firearms, however, is based on laws that vary from state to state. In Wisconsin, citizens are not allowed to carry concealed firearms.
Individuals who are found carrying concealed guns will likely face criminal punishment. If you or someone you love has been accused of possessing a concealed firearm, contact the Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595.
Laws and Punishments
In Wisconsin, individuals are allowed to own handguns and other firearms that are traditionally thought of as being concealable. Individuals do not have to acquire a license or permit; however, they also are not allowed to conceal their weapons and carry them in public.
Wisconsin does not issue concealed firearm permits, nor does it recognize permits from other states. This means that individuals who visit Wisconsin from other states can be charged with crimes for concealing their firearms in Wisconsin even if they have a permit from another state.
Individuals who are found to be guilty of possessing concealed firearms may face criminal punishment. The maximum punishment for a first-time offender is a misdemeanor that is punishable with up to nine months in prison as well as up to a $10,000 fine.
The Milwaukee criminal lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. may be able to help individuals who have been charged with concealed firearm possession. If you or someone you love is facing these charges, contact us today at (414) 271-9595.