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Facsimile firearm possession Per Wisconsin Statute 941.2965

Using a facsimile firearm to threaten someone or a group of people is a Class C forfeiture in Wisconsin, which carries a penalty of a fine up to $500.

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Facsimile Firearm Possession Penalties & Fines

Use of a facsimile firearm to threaten others is a Class C forfeiture, a crime that can warrant up to a $500 fine.

Our criminal defense attorneys have negotiated multiple felonies down to misdemeanors, non-criminal tickets and outright dismissal of charges. Through negotiation or jury trial our Wisconsin criminal defense attorneys faithfully represent your interests to the fullest under criminal law. Grieve Law LLC has the firearm, criminal defense, drug and DUI attorneys in Waukesha and Milwaukee that surrounding areas trust for powerful results.

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Criminal Defense Attorney for 941.2965 Restrictions On Use Of Facsimile Firearms

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If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor in greater Milwaukee, please contact us today. We have offices in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Dane County (Madison). 

The following legal code may be outdated. Grieve Law makes no claims regarding the accuracy of the below. If you are faced with criminal charges you should consult an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately.

Overview of Wisconsin Statute 941.2965: Restrictions On Use Of Facsimile Firearms

The statute defines a “facsimile firearm” as any replica, toy, starter pistol or anything else that looks enough like a gun for someone to perceive it as an actual gun. Under Wisconsin law, it is  illegal to carry or display a facsimile firearm in a way that might “alarm, intimidate, threaten or terrify another person.” Anyone guilty of doing so is subject to a Class C forfeiture. None of this, however, applies to police officers, anyone in the military, or sponsored by the state or federal government who is acting in official duty. Learn more about forfeiture violations in WI.

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

Using a facsimile firearm in Wisconsin may result in a fine of less than $1,000, but it�s the permanent listing on the person�s record that could do the most long-term damage.

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