Contact the firearm crime defense lawyers at Van Severen Law Office, S.C – (414) 270-0202
Crimes involving firearms are incredibly serious, and prosecutors throughout Wisconsin aggressively prosecute them. Frequent gun violence in places like Milwaukee leads to even more aggressive prosecution. At Van Severen Law Office our criminal defense attorneys counter police and prosecutors using smart, aggressive, thorough strategies. Whether facing a misdemeanor offense like carrying a concealed weapon, or aggravated felonies like being a felon in possession of a firearm, or recklessly endangering safety, we can help.
We’re constantly recognized by our peers and by clients as among the best criminal defense attorneys in Wisconsin. We’ve won trials, pre-trial motions, and dismissals for clients facing gun charges. Contact us immediately at (414) 270-0202 and let’s start fighting your case.
Why Van Severen Law Office?
Simply put, because you deserve it. Van Severen Law Office continues to grow, with the continual additions of staff and criminal defense attorneys. We regularly work on cases together and share ideas. Why hire a law firm that consists of only a few attorneys, when you can benefit from the knowledge and expertise of many more? On top of a roster of the best attorneys in Wisconsin, we have a dedicated support staff prepared to assist our attorneys at all levels.
Our law firm also defends individuals accused of using firearms in a violent manner. For more of a discussion regarding those offenses, please visit our violent crime page.
What are firearm crimes?
Firearm crimes are crimes involving guns.
At a very basic level, carrying a concealed weapon is a misdemeanor-level firearm crime. Carrying a concealed weapon, or CCW, is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 9 months in jail, $10,000.00 in fines, or both. Importantly, carrying a concealed weapon in Wisconsin can be legal, but you must obtain a permit first. Most prosecutors in urban counties like Milwaukee frequently request jail time for this offense. For example, until recently the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office regularly requested 4-6 months jail for any defendant charged with CCW. While this recently changed, it shows the arbitrary nature of certain prosecutions. As a defendant with a CCW charge, we recognize how scary this is.
Felony-level gun charges carry even more serious penalties. Frequently those penalties include prison recommendations from prosecutors. A common felony-level firearm charge is possession of a firearm by a felon. FIPOF is a Class G felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, $10,000.00 in fines, or both. Certainly this is a serious offense, and prosecutors don’t pass on the opportunity to try to send individuals to prison for this offense. Fortunately, our firm has achieved great results for clients. We’ve defendants facing felon in possession of a firearm charges at trial. We’ve also defended individuals facing this charge simply looking to accept responsibility and enter a plea. In one example, one of our partners achieved a purely monetary punishment for our client. No probation, no jail, and certainly no prison.
No matter the gun charge you face, our firearm crime defense attorneys can help.
What can we do to defend my gun charge?
Firstly, we’ll start with your initial consultation. At that point your criminal defense attorney will discuss your case with you. Certainly we’ll address any potential pre-trial motions (challenging the stop of your vehicle, the search of your home, etc.) and figure out what options you have. Once you retain one of our attorneys and we obtain discovery materials, we’ll file those motions.
At this point, we’ll figure out whether you’ll be proceeding to trial or accepting a plea offer. It’s certainly important to remember that while the prosecutor’s plea offer is powerful, it’s not the end of the line. You have the right to have a jury trial, where the prosecutor needs to prove you committed the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. If they fail, you win.
Need firearm crime defense? Contact Van Severen Law Office immediately.
Again, why hire the small firm without support staff and numerous attorneys? At Van Severen Law Office you’ll find an entire firm behind your attorney. We’re certainly all on the same team, and we’re all in the same fight against the government. And finally, if you’re a client, it’s your fight we’re engaging in.
Contact us immediately to set up a consultation. You can reach us 24/7 at (414) 270-0202.