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Possession Of Explosives in Wisconsin Per Wisconsin Statute 941.31

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Overview of Wisconsin Statute 941.31: Possession Of Explosives

Under Wisconsin Statute 941.31, it is a Class F felony to make, buy, transport or possess any explosive compound or to offer to do so with the intent to use it in the commission of a crime or knowing someone else intends to use it to commit a crime. The statute cites a 1996 court of appeals case in which an “explosive” was clarified to mean “any chemical compound, mixture, or device, the primary purpose of which is to function by explosion.”

This statute also addresses improvised explosive devices, which it defines as any destructive explosive device capable of causing bodily harm, death or criminal damage to property. It is a Class H felony to make, buy, sell, transport, possess, use or transfer any such device, or to possess the materials with the intent to assemble an explosive device.

The law does not apply to armed forces or national guard personnel or to police officers acting in the line of duty or in a training exercise.


In Wisconsin, how long does a Explosives charge stay on your record?

Making 1 explosive could carry serious consequences in Wisconsin, and even a full penalty of 12.5 years isn�t carried out in conviction, the charges alone would likely remain on the bomb maker�s record for life.

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