Another important category of violent crimes defense is weapons-related activity. Even though the Second Amendment clearly outlines your right to bear weapons to protect yourself or other people from harm, there are also so many individual laws, federal and state, regarding weapons, that it is extremely difficult to keep track of the intricate distinctions.
The Second Amendment was designed to protect those who own or possess a weapon or a firearm. What constitutes as “illegal” use of these weapons is much more complicated, though. In Wisconsin, there is often not any leniency or grace for possibilities of genuine mistakes in these complex situations. Therefore, many prosecutors make it their personal business to take away your rights of gun possession and protection, as well as put you away in prison for as long as possible. There is a large variety of guns and weapons laws that prosecutors try to bring against defendants. Fortunately, our skilled lawyer has tackled many of these cases, small or big.
Some of the types of gun charges we have successfully handled include:
- Committing a crime while you have a gun or other weapon in your possession
- Carrying a concealed weapon illegally
- Buying or selling guns illegally
- Events involving assault with a deadly weapon
- Cases of gun trafficking
- Instances where you are said to be violating parole or probation while carrying a weapon
Keep in mind that any law-abiding citizen in Wisconsin is allowed to possess various weapons at their home, even if they do not have a license. You need to have a Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) license, however, if you want to bring the weapon outside of your home. This only applies to knives, handguns, tasers, and electric weapons, but it does not apply to hunting gear or rifles, which makes the law confusing.
Moreover, even if you do have a CCW license, you can never bring a firearm into a school, airport, government building, or certain other facilities, which makes yet another confusing, gray area regarding the exact locations you can bring a firearm. Furthermore, certain crimes are compounded by merely possessing a weapon, such as being under the influence, taking illegal substances, or being involved in reckless injury – even if you never used the weapon or intended to use the weapon.
Violent crime offenses, which encapsulate homicide laws and weapons laws, are intricate, with so many loopholes and traps to navigate. In such situations, you will need a qualified lawyer to support your case. Trust in our violent crimes defense attorneys in Waukesha to powerfully advocate for you when you need it the most. You can even avoid the Lautenberg Amendment, or a lifetime ban on gun possession for those charged with small misdemeanors, so long as you have our defense lawyers by your side.
Whether you have been accused of homicide or wrongful weapons possession, The Singleton Law Firm, LLC can help you. Schedule a free consultation online today.
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