Milwaukee Federal Firearm Offenses Lawyer
Have you been charged with a firearm offense? Are you unsure of whether your charge is a federal or state firearm offense? For decades, the experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. have helped guide people just like you through the complicated process of defending against serious crimes like these. Federal firearm offenses can be overwhelming and intricate. Handling a federal firearm offense charge yourself is a difficult and complex undertaking. Trust a Milwaukee federal firearm offense lawyer with experience in this area to represent you and your best interests.
Why You Need a Federal Firearms Offense Lawyer
Every firearm offense is complex, whether it is a federal or state level crime. However, federal firearm offenses often carry serious consequences that are different and elevated when compared with their state counterparts. These consequences may include prison sentences and heavy fines. Many times, firearm offenses may be a matter of confusion. The federal laws concerning firearms are not always clear, and carrying a firearm into a courthouse, educational facility, airport, or racetrack by mistake could result in serious firearm violation charges. For these reasons and more, you will want to hire an attorney who knows this area of law to assist you with your case’s defense.
An attorney can help you navigate your case and present the best defense possible to whatever charge(s) you may be facing. An experienced federal firearm offenses attorney can look at the facts, analyze the charge, and formulate a defense that serves your best interests. The talented team of attorneys at Hart Powell, S.C. can help you with your defense, conduct discovery, and digest the allegations of the prosecution to break down each contention and defend your freedom.
Even if a conviction is inevitable, an attorney can help you in the sentencing phase or, if applicable, in a settlement. While not ideal, some cases may not be winnable, but an attorney can effectively argue that you should not receive the most severe punishment applicable to your charge.
Contacting an attorney immediately after a charge is critical to your case’s success. An attorney can make the appropriate settlement strategy and presentation to the opposing counsel in situations where such might be on the table. The more time an attorney has to reflect upon this, the better your results will likely be.
Trust a federal firearms offense lawyer to assess your case and help formulate the best strategy for your defense and/or potential settlement. Handling the law and these processes alone can be overwhelming and a big risk. Contacting an attorney to handle these tasks is your best bet for success in preserving your best interests – and obtaining the best results.
Why Hire Us
The Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. defend the rights of those who have been accused, arrested or charged with federal firearm offenses. We have over 30 years of experience achieving Not Guilty verdicts, or having charges dropped altogether. We know what it takes to win criminal defense cases like firearms possession in state and federal court. With so much riding on the outcome of your case, you need us on your side.
Cases We Handle
Our attorneys can help you with any litigation needs you or your family may have. Our Milwaukee attorneys represent a wide variety of firearm offenses, including, but not limited to:
- Felon Possession of a Firearm
- Illegal trafficking in firearms
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Sale of Illegal Firearms
If you have been accused, arrested, or charged with federal firearm offenses, contact an attorney immediately to ensure that your rights are properly protected.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have been charged with a federal firearm offense, you undoubtedly have questions about your rights and how you’ll defend yourself against these allegations. The attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. are here to ease your mind and take the burden off your shoulders. We will make sure that you fully understand the charges against you, and we’ll fight tooth-and-nail to reduce the impact this arrest will have on your life. Because we want our clients to understand the defense process, we are always available to answer any questions you may have. Call us at (414) 271-9595 and read a few of our frequently asked questions below:
How much does it cost to defend against a federal firearms charge?
Although the cost for an attorney may feel high, the risk you are taking by not hiring an attorney is even higher. Every case is different, with different possible punishments and fines that may come with a conviction. As a result, it is hard to quote a price without knowing more about your case. Calling our firm today at (414) 271-9595 can help us better estimate what you may be looking at to retain our services. We can also give you an estimate on what costs you may incur if you handle your defense on your own. Our consultations are free and we are here for you to help you assess your situation and make decisions that are right for you.
How different are federal level offenses from state-level offenses?
Federal level and state level offenses vary in numerous ways. From the structure of the law to its applicability, to the punishment possible under each level, reading and defending against either state or federal firearm crimes can be overwhelming. Often, states will require proof of intentions to commit the crime in order for the crime to be charged or lead to greater success in conviction. Similar federal level firearm crimes, on the other hand, may not have such intent requirements, thus making the charge easier to prove. For this reason, among others, it is important to have an attorney help you navigate the hazardous trenches of your firearm offense case and make the best defense possible to the court.
If I am charged with a federal level offense, does that mean I am also charged with a state level offense? What about being charged with a state offense – am I also inherently charged with a federal offense?
This is tricky, because it depends. If you are not sure what you have been charged with and what charges may come down the pipeline as a result of your current charge: contact us! Depending on the charge you have incurred and the language of the statute relative to that charge, you may be able to be charged with a similar crime at a different jurisdictional level. That is, if you have been charged with a federal crime, it may be possible to be charged with a state level crime; however, it is not always guaranteed. The same may be said for those who have been charged with a state level offense. In order to figure out what you have been charged with and what your potential “additional” charges may be, consult an attorney, sooner rather than later.
How long will my case take to resolve?
Every case is different and no court cases are quick. This is especially true with federal firearms offenses. Depending on your charge and the appropriate strategy for your claim, your case may take several months to resolve. This is why it is so important to hire an attorney to handle your case. Rather than losing your own precious time and energy toward learning the law, strategizing, and presenting your case, hire an attorney to do these difficult tasks for you. With us, you will gain peace of mind. Know that if you retain our firm, you will be in the right hands and with people who care about your case and freedom.
Call Us Today
No matter the complexity of your case, the Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. have the extensive experience needed to organize a strong case in your defense. Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of the techniques used by federal prosecutors and law enforcement agencies and are able to successfully challenge their claims in court. The talented Milwaukee attorneys will be able to provide you with the highest quality representation available and will work diligently to protect your rights. Knowledge is power, so put that power in your corner by calling us today for a free consultation. For more information, contact the Milwaukee criminal defense attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. by calling (414) 271-9595.