Hart Powell, S.C. Petitions Right to Bear Arms
The attorneys at Hart Powell, S.C. are currently defending a 44 year old man who has been accused of being in possession of a firearm as a felon. The underlying felony charge in question is for forging checks as a teenager, a crime for which he has served his sentence and probation without any issue. Attorneys Craig S. Powell and Geoffrey R. Misfeldt are fighting the firearm charge because they believe it is unconstitutional for non-violent felons to be denied their right to bear arms, even in instances of self defense or for hunting. At this point, the attorneys are petitioning the Supreme Court of Wisconsin to review the case and make a ruling on whether or not the charges can be dropped or ruled irrelevant.