Skip to Content
Felon in Possession

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 difficult time.

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.

See What Our Past Clients Are Saying

    "Hands down best lawyer"
    Chris is an excellent lawyer. Fights for everything he can get us more.
    - Former Client
    "I felt like I could finally trust someone"
    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.
    "Zealous advocate for his clients"
    He pleaded my case with zealousness and was able to help get a result that was more than satisfying.
    - Barry
    "Chris is an excellent lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone."
    I have the highest regard for Attorney Cherella and would recommend him highly for legal representation.
    - Troy
    "A Real No-Nonsense Guy"
    The outcome was better then expected, and the issues are now in the past.
    - David
    "Chris Is a Hard Worker and Won't Take You for Granted"
    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