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Wisconsin Gun Lawyer Tom Grieve, 2A fan & USCCA Counsel

Waukesha-based gun lawyer, Tom Grieve of Grieve Law LLC, is uniquely qualified to handle Wisconsin gun charges. As a lifetime NRA member, avid hunter, gun owner, instructor and competitor Tom Grieve has a nuanced understanding of Wisconsin gun laws and a passion for protecting your Second Amendment rights. Our 11 Wisconsin gun lawyers operating out of offices in Milwaukee, Brookfield and Madison, have an intricate knowledge of how to navigate Wisconsin machine gun laws to reduce or drop the charges you’re facing

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Tom Grieve is an experienced gun attorney who has appeared as a keynote conference speaker and webinar subject matter consultant for the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) in dozens of "ask an attorney" videos.  Wisconsin gun laws cover a variety of charges, from illegally carrying a concealed weapon to assault with a deadly weapon and homicide. Illegally carrying a concealed weapon could be penalized as a Class A misdemeanor, leading to a maximum fine of $10,000, a maximum jail sentence of 9 months or both.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, whether it’s a felony or a misdemeanor, or if you’re under a restraining order, your 2nd Amendment rights are in imminent danger. Federal and State law allows the government to look 'beyond the mere facts of conviction' and to the various documents and proceedings to establish the facts necessary to strip you of your firearm rights for life. In short, you could lose these rights for life without ever having been told. Worse yet, you may think you are protecting these rights, but in reality, something happens in your case and your firearm rights are gone forever. Even if you are just being investigated for a crime or were arrested on a completely unrelated offense, your case could come to bear on your 2nd Amendment rights. There are so many laws and so many ways in which your rights could be suspended or upended.

Tom Grieve is an experienced gun attorney and zealous 2nd amendment advocate with offices in Madison & Milwaukee. He helps Wisconsin gun owners with:

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Grieve Law LLC Milwaukee gun lawyers protect you against incarceration, hefty fines and other life-altering consequences. Whether you’re facing a felony weapons charge, a misdemeanor battery charge, possession of body armor, or just need detailed and accurate information on Wisconsin's Concealed Carry laws, NFA Gun Trusts or the Castle Doctrine in Wisconsin, our Milwaukee gun lawyers are here to help.

Grieve Law LLC Milwaukee gun lawyers defend a wide range of Wisconsin weapons charges including:

Grieve Law LLC Milwaukee gun lawyers defend a wide range of Wisconsin weapons charges including:

It is illegal to possess a firearm with certain modifications and doing so can result in a Class F felony or other charges.  Some examples of modified weapons include:

  • Pistol with an added buttstock
  • Use of a bump stock
  • Turning any firearm into a machine gun 
    (without the proper federal approval)
  • Adding a silencer/suppressor 
    (without the proper federal approval)
  • Shotguns or rifles shorter than 26 inches 
    (without the proper federal approval)
  • Shotgun barrels 18 inches or less 
    (without the proper federal approval)
  • Rifles with barrels 16 inches or less 
    (without the proper federal approval)

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 in Madison, WI or Milwaukee at Grieve Law immediately.

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With the recent changes in Wisconsin gun laws, many people applied for a concealed carry license without learning the full requirements of the law. There are severe, life-changing consequences for intentional or accidental violations. If you choose to carry a gun, a good defense lawyer is a necessity. Grieve Law will defend you against criminal prosecution for concealed carry Milwaukee charges, intoxicated possession of a firearm or endangering safety by negligent use.

Tom Grieve offers free initial consultations for charges related to:

 

Concealed Carry: Legal in Wisconsin, Criminal Charges Are Still Possible

More people are opting to carry a concealed firearm. In the state of Wisconsin, you are required to have a concealed carry license. Many buildings like schools, bars and municipal buildings forbid bringing a firearm onto the premises and will press charges if you’re caught concealing a firearm inside the property. Don’t let a criminal charge ruin your life. Hire the knowledgeable, experienced Milwaukee concealed carry defense attorney Tom Grieve to protect your rights.

An experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to advise you on your best options towards getting the following charges reduced or dropped:

Illegally carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a firearm in a public building, or carrying a handgun where alcoholic beverages may be sold and consumed is a Class A misdemeanor weapons charge.

Wisconsin Class A misdemeanor penalties include:

  • Up to 9 months in jail
  • And/or a $10,000 fine
  • Community Service
  • Probation

Misdemeanor probation is a lighter sentence than jail time, and you remain a free member of society as long as you follow the guidelines given by the judge. You will likely be required to check in on a regular basis with a probation officer, and inform him or her of any changes to your address, phone number, employment, or personal life. Failure to follow the guidelines may result in the judge extending the length of your probation, imposing new guidelines, or even handing down a jail sentence. Learn more about Wisconsin sentencing guidelines if you are found guily. 

An experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to advise you on your best options towards getting the following charges reduced or dropped.

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Intoxicated Possession of a Firearm: Don’t Drink and Carry

Intoxicated possession of a firearm is a crime in the state of Wisconsin. If you have any trace of a restricted controlled substance in your system, you cannot legally have a firearm in your possession. If you are caught, it’s a class A misdemeanor which disrupts your life and can make it incredibly difficult to find employment. When you’re facing fines and jail time, it’s important to have an experienced attorney with extensive knowledge of Wisconsin gun laws. Grieve Law should be your first call.

Endangering Safety by Negligent Use: Pointing a Gun Can Be a Crime in Wisconsin

Threatening safety by use of a firearm or other dangerous weapon is a Class A misdemeanor in the state of Wisconsin. Intentionally pointing a gun at someone is a crime. If you are charged with endangering safety by negligent use, contact the Milwaukee gun defense attorneys at Grieve Law.

Whether you’re facing misdemeanor weapons charges, felony gun charges or you just want to be thoroughly informed on your Wisconsin gun rights, set up a free legal advice consultation with our Milwaukee gun lawyers.

An experienced Milwaukee gun lawyer qualified to handle Wisconsin gun charges will be able to advise you on your best options towards getting the following charges dropped or reduced.

Could you be facing FELONY gun penalties?

Depending on the severity of the crime, you could be facing lengthy prison time and/or monetary fines. The best way to lower your maximum penalties is by hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney that's helped others lower their penalties - Grieve Law

Penalties you could be facing: 

  • Modifying a gun to operate like a machine gunIf you've been caught modifying a firearm to operate like a machine gun, you'll most likely get charged with a Class F Felony in Wisconsin. This type of charge will earn you 12 years in state prison, $25,000 in fines, or both.
  • Stalking involving a weaponIf you're caught stalking with a weapon, you may get charaged with a class F felony. Class F felonies in Wisconsin are punashable by a fine of $25,000, a state prison sentence of 12 years, or both.
  • Posession of a firearm with a previous felony convictionPossessing a firearm when you have previously been charged with felony will result in a Class G felony. A Class G felony is punishable by up to 10 years in state prison and $25,000 in fines in Wisconsin.
  • Possession of machine guns, slicers, and short-barreled rifles or shotgunsIf you're caught possessing a machine gun, slicer, and short-barreled rifels or shotguns in Wisconsin you could will be charged with a Class H felony. A class H felony comes with penalties of 6 years in state prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.
  • Discharging a firearm on a highway or in a parking lot towards people or buildingsDischarging a firearm on a highway or in a parking lot towards people or building is a serious crime. In Wiscolnin this is a Class F felony and could result in $25,000 in fines, 12 years in prison, or both.
  • Endangering safety with a Dangerous WeaponIf you've been caught endangering safety with a dangerous weapon, you could be facing a Class G felony charge in Wisconsin. A Class G felony in punishable by up to $25,000 in fines and 10 years in state prison.
  • Pointing a firearm at medical responders, firefighters, or police officersIn Wisconsin, pointing a firearm at medical responders, firefighters, or police offices is classified as a class H felony. A class H felony in Wisconsin will land you 6 years in state prison and fines up to $10,000.
  • Possession of armor-piercing bullets during the commission of a crimePossession of armor-piercing bullets during the commission of a crime is against the law in Wisconsin and will land you a Class H Felony charge. A Class H Felony in Wisconsin comes with penalties including up to 6 years of state prison time and fines up to $10,000.
  • Possessing a weaponized droneIf you're charged with possessing a weaponized drone in Wisconsin you might be facing 6 years in state prison and get fined $10,000. This type of a crime is classifed as a Class H Felony in Wisconsin.

 

Contact the Milwaukee gun lawyers Wisconsin relies on for professional legal advice and impressive results.

How long do firearm charges stay on your record?

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, whether it’s a felony or a misdemeanor, or if you’re under a restraining order, your 2nd Amendment rights are in imminent danger. Federal and State law allows the government to look 'beyond the mere facts of conviction' and to the various documents and proceedings to establish the facts necessary to strip you of your firearm rights for life. In short, you could lose these rights for life without ever having been told. Worse yet, you may think you are protecting these rights, but in reality something happens in your case and your firearm rights are gone forever. Even if you are just being investigated for a crime or were arrested on a completely unrelated offense, your case could come to bear on your 2nd Amendment rights. There are so many laws and so many ways in which your rights could be suspended or upended.

How to Beat Gun Charges in Wisconsin

Whether you are facing a felony or misdemeanor gun charge, it is important to act fast and find an attorney who will help you fight for your 2nd amendment rights. 

Tom Grieve is named among the most respected attorneys in Wisconsin, chosen as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Wisconsin by the National Trial Lawyers Association and inducted into the “Wisconsin Rising Star” category by Super Lawyers. 

Grieve is an experienced gun attorney that has appeared in dozens of “ask an attorney” videos for the United States Concealed Carry Association. As a lifetime NRA member, hunter, gun owner, instructor and competitor, Tom Grieve has the expertise to successfully defend you.

 

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