Milwaukee Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested for a weapons violation crime, it could likely constitute a felony crime. If you are convicted, the criminal penalties comprising your sentencing will be severe. Both the force of the prosecution and the related punishments following conviction will escalate significantly if your weapons violation charges are related to another alleged crime, such as armed robbery, assault, or carjacking.
When you need a Milwaukee criminal defense attorney you can trust with the most serious of criminal cases, such as those involving gun crimes, you want the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella. With more than 20 years of legal experience, our legal team is capable of standing up the prosecution, even if large government agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are backing them. We do not back down – ever – when our client’s future is on the line..
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What Age can You Have a Gun in Wisconsin?
In Wisconsin, you are allowed to carry a gun when you turn 18. Wisconsin prohibits the the transfer of firearms to anyone under 18. The state also does not allow the possession of firearms to anyone under 18.
Sophisticated Defense for All Weapons Charges
The beginning of a solid defense against gun charges considers what the prosecution knows, what it does not, and how much it needs to prove to secure a conviction. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Cherella can anticipate the prosecution’s strategy before any hearings even begin. This “one-step ahead” tactic brings initiative to your case that will better uphold your right to the presumption of innocence. If the legal opposition in your case is not prepared to go toe-to-toe with someone who has experience handling complex felony and federal crime cases, they will struggle to gain any footing in the courtroom.
Weapons violations charges we can help defend include:
- Concealed carry violations
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Unlicensed distribution of firearms
- Endangering a minor with a firearm
- Possessing an illegal deadly weapon
- Carrying a firearm in a prohibited zone
A complete dismissal of your charges is the optimal goal after we accept your weapons violations case. If there is strong physical evidence against you, we may need to begin considering how your charges can be minimized, perhaps down from a felony to only a misdemeanor. In turn, this can reduce your sentencing to something more manageable and fair. We are always looking for options to secure you the absolute best possible outcome and will keep you in the know when an important decision must be made, such as whether or not to consider a plea bargain.
Protect Your 2nd Amendment Rights
Our Milwaukee gun crimes attorney respects any worries you may have regarding your Second Amendment rights to bear arms. We always approach weapons violations cases with this in mind. If you were arrested for possessing a gun that was gifted or inherited to you without any foreclosed knowledge on its illegality, we are able to review Wisconsin’s restriction and registration laws with you, potentially using your lack of information to your advantage.
Get in touch with our attorney to discuss your charges today.
Chris is an excellent lawyer. Fights for everything he can get us more.- Former Client
For the first time I feel like I can trust someone who truly wanted to help me and not just take my money. he is truly a good person and is good at what he does for others.- Lori C.
He pleaded my case with zealousness and was able to help get a result that was more than satisfying.- Barry
I have the highest regard for Attorney Cherella and would recommend him highly for legal representation.- Troy
The outcome was better then expected, and the issues are now in the past.- David
Because of his preparations, we never saw a courtroom. He made sure every aspect of the case was covered and kept us informed of everything he was learning.- Former Client