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Felon in Possession of a Handgun Fines, Defenses Per Wisconsin Statute 941.29

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Wisconsin felon in possession of a firearm fines & penalties

Look at your options before pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The violation of Statute 941.29 is a Class G felony. The penalty for a Class G felony is up to 10 years of prison, up to a $10,000 fine, or a combination of a prison sentence and a fine.

Tom Grieve and the criminal defense lawyers of Grieve Law are among the most respected criminal defense lawyers in Milwaukee and all of southeast Wisconsin. Tom and the top ranked defense lawyers of Grieve Law have extensive experience representing clients who have been charged under Wisconsin's firearm laws.

You Are Only Guilty If You Are Convicted

According to Wisconsin Statute 941.29, firearm posession is a Class G felony if...

  • The person has been convicted of a felony in the state of Wisconsin.
  • The person has been convicted of a crime elsewhere that would be a felony if committed in Wisconsin.
  • The person has been adjudicated delinquent for an act committed on or after April 21, 1994 that, if committed by an adult in this state, would be a felony.
  • The person has been found not guilty of a felony in this state by reason of mental disease or defect.
  • The person has been found not guilty of or not responsible for a crime elsewhere that would be a felony in this state by reason of insanity or mental disease, defect or illness.

There are other instances where possession of a firearm is a felony, so check out the full statute if you are unsure about your situation. 

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 best interests to the fullest. Grieve Law LLC has the firearm, criminal defense, drug and DUI attorneys in Waukesha, Milwaukee and surrounding areas you can count on for powerful results.

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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There are two main components to felony possession of a handgun:

Actual Possession: You have the gun in your hand

Constructive Possession: You have access to a gun and you can exercise control of it. For constructive possession, the state will still have to prove you knew about the gun and intended to take control of it. 

Don't let a felony handgun conviction ruin your life—contact Grieve Law today for a free consultation!


In Wisconsin, how long does a Felony Handgun Possession charge stay on your record?

A Wisconsin felon in possession of a handgun could face up to 10 years in prison, in addition to another charge listed on their record that stays there for life.

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