Wisconsin Felon in Possession of a Firearm Charges

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The jury instructions provide that in Wisconsin, a person charged with felon in possession of a firearm may be convicted if: 
  • The defendant possessed a firearm.
  • The defendant had previously been convicted of a felony.
Wisconsin JI-Criminal 941.29
Wisconsin Statute 941.29 defines illegal possession of a firearm as follows:

(a) The person possesses a firearm subsequent to the conviction for the felony.
(b) The person possesses a firearm subsequent to the adjudication as a juvenile for an offense that would be a felony if committed by an adult.
(c) The person possesses a firearm subsequent to the finding of not guilty or not responsible by reason of insanity or mental disease, defect or illness of a felony.
(d) The person possesses a firearm while subject to the court order committing him or her for treatment and ordered not to possess a firearm, or otherwise ordered not to possess a firearm.
(e) The person possesses a firearm while a specified court ordered injunction is in effect.
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Wisconsin criminal charges for possession of a firearm by a felon in Milwaukee and Waukesha are serious offenses that subject you to serious consequences.  If you are a felon, it is a crime to knowingly have actual physical control over a gun.  Evidence that you had a firearm in an area over which you have control may be evidence of possession of the firearm in Wisconsin if you intend to exercise control over it.  If you are criminally charged in Milwaukee, Waukesha, or elsewhere in SE WI with a felon in possession of a firearm offense, you need tough representation.  The criminal defense lawyers in Milwaukee and Waukesha, WI at Gamiño Law Offices have experience in various kinds of weapons offenses in Wisconsin, including felon in possession of a firearm gun crimes.  

Wisconsin Possession of a Firearm Charges
Possible sentencing consequences when charged with possession of a firearm by a felon in Milwaukee, Waukesha or elsewhere in Wisconsin

If convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm in Wisconsin, that is a Class G Felony which allows for possible penalties including up to 10 years of imprisonment, with a maximum of 5 years initial confinement and 5 years of extended supervision, and a maximum fine of up to $25,000.
It is our mission to be the best Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers in Waukesha, Milwaukee, and the area - we guard you, your rights, your reputation, your job, your future, and your freedom! If you have been arrested or charged with a gun crime in Milwaukee, WI, or anywhere in Southeastern Wisconsin, call us right away. Any time you are under investigation in Wisconsin for a criminal offense, tell police officers that you wish to speak with an attorney immediately. Early intervention by an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer makes all the difference in the outcome of a criminal case in Wisconsin.

Not all criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin have the trial skills and ability to present a compelling case in court or negotiate a favorable plea agreement. At Gamiño Law Offices, our team of accomplished criminal trial and appellate attorneys have an impressive record of winning litigation skills, from pretrial motions to court or jury trials, and appeals. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we have the competent skill and aggressive ability necessary to get the results you need.

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