Tag: firearm crimes

Injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon – Wis. Stat. 940.24

Injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon is a felony in Wisconsin.  Contact Van Severen Law Office, S.C. for help: (414) 270-0202 In Wisconsin, an accident can quickly turn into criminal charges for injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon.  The statute prohibiting this offense requires that the defendant negligently operated or handled…

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Carrying a concealed knife – Wis. Stat. 941.231

Carrying a concealed knife is a crime for certain individuals in Wisconsin.  Contact Van Severen Law Office, S.C. at (414) 270-0202 for help defending criminal charges. Knife laws changed in 2015, and along with those changes came the creation of a law prohibiting carrying a concealed knife.  Carrying a concealed knife is only illegal for…

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Straw purchasing of a firearm – Wis. Stat. 941.2905

Contact Van Severen Law Office, S.C. immediately if you face straw purchasing of a firearm charges.  24/7: (414) 270-0202 Straw purchasing of a firearm refers to a crime that occurs when the defendant purchases or provides a firearm to another individual. The defendant knew that individual was prohibited from possessing the weapon, but proceeded with…

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Possession of an electric weapon – Wis. Stat. 941.295

Possession of an electric weapon in Wisconsin is a felony.  Contact Van Severen Law Office, S.C. for help: (414) 270-0202 Possession of an electric weapon is against the law and punishable as a felony in Wisconsin.  Specifically, it’s a Class H charge, meaning that upon conviction the defendant faces a maximum penalty of 6 years…

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Possession of machine gun or other full automatic firearm – Wis. Stat. 941.26

Possession of a machine gun or other full automatic firearm is a felony in Wisconsin.  Contact Van Severen Law Office at (414) 270-0202 for help. Possession of a machine gun or other full automatic firearm is a serious crime in Wisconsin.  Specifically, it’s a Class H felony, which carries a maximum penalty of 6 years…

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Intentionally pointing a firearm at another – Wis. Stat. 941.20(1)(c)

Intentionally pointing a firearm at another is a misdemeanor in Wisconsin.  Contact Van Severen Law Office at (414) 270-0202 for help. Intentionally pointing a firearm at another is a firearm crime that doesn’t involve discharging the weapon.  Instead, legislators recognized the dangerousness of simply aiming the weapon at another human being.  To many this makes…

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Carrying a firearm in a public building – Wis. Stat. 941.235

Carrying a firearm in certain public buildings is a misdemeanor in Wisconsin.  Contact Van Severen Law Office at (414) 270-0202 for help. Wisconsin criminal law bans carrying a firearm in a public building.  The word “public” building applies only to buildings owned or leased by the state or any political subdivision of the state.  The…

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Discharging a firearm within 100 yards of building – Wis. Stat. 941.20(1)(d)

It’s a crime to discharge a firearm within 100 yards of certain buildings.  Contact one of Wisconsin’s best criminal defense law firms for help: (414) 270-0202 Wisconsin laws dictate how, when, and where it’s legal to use and possess a firearm.  One law makes it illegal for individuals to discharge a firearm within 100 yards…

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Intentionally discharging a firearm from a vehicle defense attorneys – Wis. Stat. 941.20(3)

Section 941.20(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes – Endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon. Section 941.20(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes describes this crime.  Specifically, it indicates: (a) Whoever intentionally discharges a firearm from a vehicle while on a highway, as defined in s. 340.01 (22), or on a vehicle parking lot that is open to the…

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