Right now in our country, it is hard to turn on the television or login to social media without hearing about The Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. In Sauk County, as well as throughout Wisconsin, concealed carry is permissible for those with the proper permits and individuals who have not been found guilty of a felony. If an individual has been convicted of a felony, whether in-state or out-of-state, owning a firearm would be illegal. In the state of Wisconsin, other reasons that make owning a firearm illegal include the following:
(a) The person has been convicted of a felony in this state.
(b) The person has been convicted of a crime elsewhere that would be a felony if committed in this state.
(bm) The person has been adjudicated delinquent for an act committed on or after April 21, 1994, that if committed by an adult in this state would be a felony.
(c) The person has been found not guilty of a felony in this state by reason of mental disease or defect.
(d) The person has been found not guilty of or not responsible for a crime elsewhere that would be a felony in this state by reason of insanity or mental disease, defect or illness.
(e) The person has been committed for treatment under s. 51.20 (13) (a) and is subject to an order not to possess a firearm under s. 51.20 (13) (cv) 1., 2007 stats.
If you have been accused of illegally owning a firearm, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney as soon as possible. At Southworth and Stamman, we understand, and we can help. Our Wisconsin Dells defense lawyers are former prosecutors who know how to navigate the criminal justice system on behalf of the accused. We are here to protect your rights, your reputation and your freedom.