Charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm?
Get a Powerful Milwaukee Criminal Defense Attorney on Your Side
In the state of Wisconsin, it is illegal for any person with a felony criminal
record to possess a firearm. Felon in possession of a firearm is a class
G felony charge and can carry stiff penalties upon conviction, including
up to 10 years in prison and fines up to $25,000. If you have been arrested
for felon in possession of a firearm in Milwaukee, it is urgent you contact
a powerful attorney as soon as possible to protect your future and freedom.
At the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella, our aggressive
Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer can provide the hard-hitting defense you need to level the playing field
against the prosecution’s claims and minimize your chances of conviction.
As a former prosecutor, our founding Attorney Christopher J. Cherella understands
the strategies of the opposition and can use this to your advantage in
the courtroom. Backed by numerous
criminal defense victories and more than 20 years of proven legal experience, we have what it takes
to ensure your rights are protected every step of the way during this
Your future is in jeopardy – call (414) 882-8382 today.
What Can Be Considered “Possession of a Firearm?”
The definition of “possession of a firearm” can be tricky.
While possession would be obvious in a scenario where a person is found
actually holding a gun in their hand, possession can sometimes extend
to situations in which a person never even touched a weapon. Known as
“constructive possession,” a person may be charged with possession
of a firearm if the firearm is in an area that they control, such as being
found in a person’s vehicle or in their home. For this reason, it
is crucial that anyone with a felony conviction stay away from any location
or situation in which a firearm may be accessible.
The charge of illegal possession of a firearm extends beyond individuals
with felony records, including:
Individuals who were adjudicated for a juvenile crimes committed on or
after April 21st, 1994 that would have been considered felony offenses if committed by an adult
- Individuals convicted of crimes in other states that would be considered
felonies in Wisconsin
- Individuals who were found not guilty of a felony due to mental illness or defect
Depending on the facts surrounding your arrest, a skilled attorney from
our firm may be able to employ certain defenses against your charges,
such as arguing that you had no knowledge of the firearm’s presence
or by utilizing a defense of illegal search and seizure. Whatever the
circumstances may be, our attorneys are willing to go the distance on
your behalf in pursuit of a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Explore Your Defense Options Today
With so much at stake, you cannot afford to entrust your case to a less
qualified attorney. At the Law Offices of Christopher Cherella, our
Milwaukee weapon violation attorneys work diligently to investigate and prepare each defense and are committed
to pursuing all available opportunities to secure a reduction or dismissal
of your charges. Unlike some other firms, we truly believe you are innocent
until proven guilty and are dedicated to treating you with the respect
and dignity you deserve during all stages of your case.
Schedule a no-cost case review today to get started towards defending your freedom.