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A carrying a concealed weapon license allows you to carry your gun in a concealed manner but does not allow you to carry your gun in a school, post office, bar, and or government buildings.  If you are found to have a gun or other weapon, in those scenarios you can be charged with carrying a concealed weapon which is a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 9 months in jail and a $10,000 fine - or both. 

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Facing a weapons charge can have a significant impact on your life as the consequences, if you are convicted, can be jail or prison time and significant fines.  Our Racine and Kenosha gun team have the experience necessary to fight against your gun charges to give you the best possible chance to limit the impact on your life and your future. Independent of if you are facing a misdemeanor charge like carrying a concealed weapon or felony charges such as unintentional discharge of a firearm you need to have the right lawyer to fight against your case.

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Our Racine and Kenosha gun team handles all manner of weapons-related charges.  Those charges range from something as severe as homicide to something significantly more minor like carrying a concealed weapon and everything in between (felon in possession of a firearm, reckless or unlawful use of weapons, intoxicated possession of a firearm, and domestic violence to name a few).  The skill and experience of our gun team allow them to attack your case to get the best possible outcome.

Intentions are Irrelevant

When it comes to the gun laws in Wisconsin, often your intention is not relevant to the charges you can be facing. A carrying a concealed weapon license allows you to carry your gun in a concealed manner but does not allow you to carry your gun in a school, post office, bar or government buildings. If you are found to have a gun or another weapon, in those scenarios you can be charged with carrying a concealed weapon which is a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 9 months in jail and a $10,000 fine, or both. The three elements the prosecutor would have to prove are:

  1. you carried a gun
  2. you knew you had the gun
  3. the gun was concealed

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Intoxicated Possession

Another situation is intoxicated possession of a firearm, where there are two elements:

  1. you went somewhere armed with a gun
  2. you were under the influence of an intoxicant when you went armed

A scenario where you leave your gun in the car, have a few drinks at a bar, and are later pulled over can lead to an intoxicated possession of a firearm charge.  There you specifically removed your gun; it was not on your person while you were drinking, and you never recovered the gun after you got back in your car.  Even in that scenario where you took safety precautions by removing your gun, you still can be charged with a class A misdemeanor for intoxicated possession of a firearm punishable by up to 9 months in jail and a $10,000 fine or both.

 

 

Self-Defense

Self-defense and or being justified in your actions does not mean that you will not be charged with a criminal offense if a gun is involved.  Intentionally pointing a gun at someone or threatening someone with a gun (or another dangerous weapon) are both class A misdemeanors and while your actions could be justified that does not stop a prosecutor from issuing charges with potential jail and other penalties. Our team of Racine and Kenosha gun lawyers at Grieve Law will fight your charges and put you in the best position possible to have your case dismissed or charges reduced to limit any impact it will have on your life. 

Call the Racine & Kenosha gun lawyers now to learn how you can get your charges reduced or dropped entirely.

How long will a gun charge stay on your record?

Being convicted for any gun charge, either a misdemeanor or a felony will permanently be on your record.  Beyond the direct penalties based on your conviction, you may also lose your concealed carry permit along with other rights regarding the possession of firearms.  Any gun charge conviction will likely result in the gun seized being forfeited, in other words, the police will keep your gun.  You must have the right gun lawyer representing you to fight against your case and protect you against additional long-term penalties.

How to beat a gun charge

As there are many different gun charges, there is not a single way to beat a gun charge.  The facts of your case will determine the best way to fight against your charges and hiring the correct lawyer to bring that fight to the prosecutor is the necessary first step.  Reach out to our award-winning Racine and Kenosha gun team for a free consultation to get started on reviewing your case to determine the best path forward.

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