Milwaukee Gun Possession Lawyers
Despite the fact that a person can possess a rifle, shotgun, or handgun without a state permit, Wisconsin still has some incredibly stringent gun control laws. The state prohibits concealed weapons of any kind and punishes people harshly for weapons offenses. These punishments can have lasting effects on an accused individual’s personal, financial, and professional future.
If you are being accused of illegally possessing a gun, the Milwaukee gun possession defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C., can help you fight the harsh penalties a weapons offense carries. Our experience in criminal defense proceedings and illegal weapons possessions cases allows us to provide you with the assistance and representation you need to meet the charges against you head on. Contact us at (414) 271-9595 to discuss your legal options with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you are being charged with a gun possession crime, you will face a team of experienced and skilled prosecutors who are employed by the state to prove the charges brought against you. They will have extensive knowledge regarding the criminal justice system, and they will have experience proving crimes such as this one.
Some gun possession crimes will require the prosecution to prove that you intended to commit a crime, but many do not. In the latter case, it can be extraordinarily difficult to defend yourself. However, an experienced criminal defense lawyer will know the possible defenses and ways to weaken the prosecution’s case. They can argue that the evidence against you was obtained illegally, that you were unaware that you were committing a crime, that the possession was legal, and other defenses.
Trying to make these arguments on your own will likely not turn out in your favor. You will need to have knowledge about criminal statutes, case law, and procedural rules in order to come up with the necessary evidence and defense strategy. Instead of scrambling to teach yourself the law and likely getting convicted in the process, let an experienced lawyer handle your defense for you.
Why Choose Hart Powell, S.C.?
The attorneys at Hart Powell, S.C. have been serving clients all over South Carolina since 1993. Our experienced attorneys zealously protect the rights of those charged with crimes. The criminal justice system is complicated and can subject defendants to unfair trials. Every citizen has the right to a fair and impartial trial, and our attorneys will make sure your rights are protected.
Because we have handled criminal cases similar to yours, we understand the tactics that prosecutors use and we are able to challenge the claims, provide a defense, and ensure you get the best result possible. Our attorneys have earned a reputation for success in defending the rights of every client that walks in our doors. Through experience, advanced legal knowledge, and our vast resources, our attorneys are well-equipped to handle your case. We will fight to get your charges dismissed or reduced when possible, zealously defend you to try to get a not-guilty verdict, and negotiate for the lightest possible sentence if necessary.
You need an attorney that you can trust will get you the best outcome possible for your case. Contact Hart Powell, S.C. today. Because we understand that your future largely depends on how well we can represent you, we publish our results so you can see our success rates in cases similar to yours. Through transparency, honesty, and hard work, we will represent you and protect your rights. Be another success story and get your life on track by calling Hart Powell, S.C. today.
Unlawful Gun Possession
There are numerous circumstances under which it is unlawful to possess a firearm in Wisconsin. While there are no laws prohibiting regular citizens of legal age to openly carry a weapon in Wisconsin, it is discouraged. However, it is illegal for a person to carry or possess a gun:
- Within 1000 feet of a school zone
- If they are a convicted felon
- If they committed a crime as a child that would have otherwise been a felony
- If they’re the subject of a restraining order for domestic or child abuse
- If they were ever found not guilty of a felony by way of insanity
There are many other gun control statutes in Wisconsin, and being convicted on any of these charges can lead to life-altering consequences. As such, it is important that you secure experienced legal representation as soon as possible if you have been accused of violating any of these statutes. Some of the consequences of being convicted of unlawfully possessing a gun can include:
- Jail time
- Permanent conviction on a criminal record that will make it difficult to get a job or take out loans
- A combination of some or all of these
These punishments will have a serious effect on your life. Whether you have to spend actual time in jail or follow strict probationary conditions, a criminal conviction will bring debilitating consequences to your life. The difference between being free and being incarcerated could depend on the attorney representing you. Don’t leave your future up to chance, and don’t speak to any law enforcement before contacting a lawyer. Hart Powell, S.C. can ensure that you don’t say anything to accidentally incriminate yourself or otherwise jeopardize your case.
If you or someone you love has been charged with illegal gun possession, the Milwaukee gun possession lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C., can help you mount a strong defense against these serious charges. Call us at (414) 271-9595 to learn more about what we can do to help you at this difficult time. You can also live chat with a member of our team to get more information or schedule your free case evaluation. Our team of understanding and experienced attorneys are here to help you get through this difficult time as quickly and as easily as possible.