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Possession of armor piercing bullets while committing a crime is a felony in Wisconsin.

Sometimes it’s the circumstances that lead to more criminal liability.  This includes drunk driving accidents aggravated by the fact someone sustained an injury.  In sexual assault cases, those circumstances can be the age of the victim.  But in this situation, it’s armor piercing rounds.  Specifically, possession of armor-piercing bullets while committing a crime in Wisconsin is a Class H felony.  As you’re aware, Class H felonies are serious, carrying a potential maximum penalty of six years in prison, $10,000.00 in fines, or both.

The criminal defense attorneys at Meyer Van Severen, S.C. defend individuals facing all gun crimes.  And our criminal defense attorneys are consistently recognized as some of the best in Wisconsin.  When facing a potential felony sentence, we believe that it’s incredibly important to hire one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Wisconsin.

Contact an attorney at Meyer Van Severen, S.C. at (414) 270-0202 and let’s start fighting your case.

What is use or possession of a handgun and an armor piercing round during crime?

Section 941.296 of the Wisconsin Statutes prohibits individuals from possessing armor-piercing ammunition while committing crimes.  Section 941.296(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes says:

(2) Whoever uses or possesses a handgun during the commission of a crime under chs. 939 to 948 or 961 is guilty of a Class H felony under any of the following circumstances.
(a)The handgun is loaded with an armor-piercing bullet or a projectile or projectile core that may be fired from the handgun with a muzzle velocity of 1,500 feet per second or greater.
(b)The person possesses an armor-piercing bullet capable of being fired from the handgun.
The  Wisconsin Jury Instructions Committee of the Wisconsin Judicial conference currently does not have jury instructions for this offense.
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What should I do now?

Meyer Van Severen, S.C. isn’t full of general practice lawyers.  We’re all criminal defense attorneys and we’re prepared to defend your criminal case.  We believe it’s especially important when facing serious charges that you hire attorneys who specialize in criminal defense.  Possession of a handgun and an armor piercing round during crime is certainly a serious offense.

At your initial consultation, you’ll meet with one of the criminal defense lawyers at Meyer Van Severen, S.C.  At that point we’ll discuss possible defenses to your case.  Are there pre-trial motions we can file?  For example, did police use a search warrant in your case?  And is there a basis for us to challenge the validity of that search warrant?  At your initial consult we’ll certainly begin discussing those issues.

And importantly, you have a right to jury trial in criminal cases.  Charges for armor-piercing rounds are no exception.  If we determine jury trial is an appropriate route to follow, we’ll go that route.  It’s important to remember that you’re not guilty until the government proves it.  And if they can’t prove it, you’re not guilty.

Police seize a firearm and armor piercing rounds.
Possession of armor piercing bullets while committing a crime is a serious felony. Contact a top criminal defense attorney at (414) 270-0202.

Contact the Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers at Meyer Van Severen, S.C.

The Milwaukee criminal defense lawyers at Meyer Van Severen, S.C. all regularly defend cases involving firearms.  Prosecutors in urban counties are especially serious about how they handle firearms cases.  If you face charges in Milwaukee County, Waukesha County, Racine County, Kenosha County, or any other place in Wisconsin, contact us immediately.  Our criminal defense attorneys fight cases throughout Wisconsin.

Contact us at (414) 270-0202 and let’s start fighting your case.

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