Concealed Carry Violations

Concealed Carry Violations

Milwaukee Criminal Defense Lawyer

Wisconsin requires gun owners to possess a “carrying a concealed weapon” (CCW) license if they want to legally carry a handgun that cannot be readily seen by others. Without this specific license, the act of carrying a concealed firearm can be considered a high-level misdemeanor, or possibly a felony based on the weapon and offender. If you have been charged with a weapons violation based on a missing CCW license, the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella can come to your defense and provide legal counsel backed by 20+ years of legal experience.

Contact our team today to stick up for your rights as a gun owner.

Legalities Surrounding CCW Licenses

CCW licenses in Wisconsin:

  • Expire every five years.
  • Must be renewed by mail.
  • Contain a Unique Identification Number.
  • Require no additional gun handling training.

In terms of actually getting a carrying a concealed weapon license, Wisconsin makes it easy when compared to many other states. However, penalties for failing to possess a CCW license while carrying a hidden or partially obscured firearm are comparatively steep.

If you are convicted of a CCW license violation, you could be penalized with any of the following:

  • Up to 9 months in prison
  • Up to $10,000 fine
  • Temporary removal of gun ownership rights

Convicted felons, minors, and other specific classes of people are also completely restricted from carrying a weapon. If such a person is found with a concealed weapon on their person, even if they have somehow managed to get a CCW license, the penalties will be escalated dramatically.

You may not carry a gun, regardless of license, in these areas:

  • Jails, prisons, and other detention facilities.
  • Secured wings of mental health institutions.
  • Courthouses unless approved.
  • Some locations that sell alcohol.
  • Past security checkpoints in airports.

The few places you can carry a concealed weapon without a CCW license are your own home, your own business, or any other property you own. It is highly advised that you still use caution when in such a location, especially if you are speaking with law enforcement officers.

Now is the Time to Defend Your Rights

Some would argue that it has become more difficult in recent years to keep your Second Amendment rights, and charges for CCW license violations seem to coincide with this notion. If you want to protect your rights as a gun owner in America, specifically Wisconsin, you want to team up with our Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer. Give our office a call at 414.882.8382 to discuss your case with knowledgeable and tenacious professionals today.

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