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
discuss your case with knowledgeable and tenacious professionals today.