Madison Gun Attorney for Firearms charges and rights
The Gun Attorneys Madison and Southeast Wisconsin Trust for Legal Advice and Powerful Results
Madison gun attorneys at Grieve Law, LLC are uniquely qualified and educated to handle any complicated Wisconsin gun charge. Tom Grieve of Grieve Law, is a lifetime NRA member and avid hunter who understands the intricacies of Wisconsin gun laws and has a passion for protecting Dane County residents’ Second Amendment rights. Our Madison gun attorneys know how to navigate the confusing legal system to get the charges you’re facing reduced or dropped.
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Grieve Law Madison gun lawyers work to protect you against permanent criminal marks on your record, jail or prison time, hefty fines and other serious life changing consequences because of a gun charge. Whether you’re facing a felony gun charge, a misdemeanor battery charge jeopardizing your gun rights or just need information on Wisconsin Concealed Carry laws or the Wisconsin Castle Doctrine, our Madison team is here to help.
Grieve Law Madison gun lawyers defend a range of Wisconsin weapon charges, including:
- Illegally Carrying a Concealed Weapon
- Domestic Violence
- Felony Weapons Charge and Felony Gun Charge
- Sexual Assault & Homicide
- Reckless or Unlawful Use of a Weapon
- Unlawful Sale of a Firearm
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Illegal Discharge of a Firearm
- Intoxicated Use of a Firearm
It is also illegal to possess a firearm with modifications and will result in a Class F felony charge.
Examples of modified weapons include:
- Pistol with added butt stock
- Useof a bump stock
- Turning any firearm into a machine gun
- Adding a silencer
- Shotguns or rifles shorter than 26 inches
- Shotgun barrels 18 inches or less
- Rifles with barrels 16 inches or less
- Changing any gun modification in Wisconsin
Penalties for a Class F felony:
- Up to 12 years in prison
- And/or a $25,000 fine
- Forfeiture of gun rights
In Wisconsin, courts divide felony prison sentences into two parts: initial confinement and extended supervision. If you or anyone you know is charged with a gun felony or a felony of any kind, you should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Grieve Law immediately.
Gun Lawyers for Madison, Dane County & Surrounding Areas in Wisconsin
Ignorance of the law is not a defense to violations of carrying a concealed weapon. Violations, intentional or accidental can have severe consequences on your life and future. If you choose to exercise your right to carry a gun, a lawyer with knowledge on the topic is a necessity. Our Madison area Grieve Law attorneys are ready and able to defend you against any criminal prosecution for concealed carry charges, intoxicated possession of a firearm or endangering safety through negligent use.
Concealed Carry: Legal in Madison, Criminal Charges Are Still Possible
In the state of Wisconsin, if you are carrying a concealed firearm you are required to have a concealed carry permit. Regardless of this permit, many buildings do not allow firearms inside, such as schools, bars and municipal buildings. These locations can press charges if you’re caught carrying a concealed firearm within the property whether you hold a permit or not. Don’t let a criminal charge ruin your life, get a knowledgeable Madison concealed carry defense attorney from Grieve Law to strategically defend your case.
The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Grieve Law LLC will be able to advice you on the following charges:
- Carrying concealed weapon
- Carrying a firearm in a public building
- Carrying a handgun where alcohol beverages may be sold and consumed
Penalties for a Class A misdemeanor in Wisconsin may include:
- Up to 9 months in prison
- Fines up to $10,000
- Community service
While misdemeanor probation seems like a lighter sentence than jail time, you must adhere to a strict set of guidelines given by the judge at sentencing. You most likely will be monitored and be required to check in with a probation officer on a regular basis. If you fail to follow the set guidelines, the judge can decide to extend the length of your probation, include new guidelines or even impose a jail sentence.
Intoxicated Possession of a Firearm: Don’t Drink and Carry
In Wisconsin it is legal to conceal carry a firearm for your own protection, but if you plan to go out and have a good time you'll want to leave your gun at home. It is illegal to have any trace of a restricted controlled substance in your system while in possession of a firearm. If you’re caught, penalties can disrupt your life, making it difficult to find or maintain employment. When jail time and hefty fines are on the table, it’s important to arm your defense with the strong knowledgeable attorneys at Grieve Law LLC.
Penalties for intoxicated possession:
- Class A Misdemeanor
- Up to 9 months in prison
- Fines up to $10,000
- Community Service
Negligent Use: Pointing a Gun Can Be a Crime in Madison or Anywhere in Wisconsin
Using a firearm or dangerous weapon to threaten the safety of another is a class A misdemeanor in Wisconsin. Even if the weapon wasn't loaded and no harm is caused, the act of pointing a gun at someone is considered a crime. If you or someone you know is charged with endangering safety by negligent use, contact the Madison-area gun defense attorneys at Grieve Law for experienced representation.
If presented with gun charges in Dane County or anywhere in Wisconsin, reach out to our team of experienced Madison-Area gun lawyers qualified to advise you on the best strategies to get your charges reduced or dropped.