Wisconsin Statute 941.20 also establishes that it is illegal to possess a firearm while intoxicated. This may also be referred to as endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon by the negligent operation or handling of a dangerous weapon. A person may be charged with this offense whether they operate or merely are armed with the firearm while under the influence.
If a motorist is arrested for OWI and are also found to have a firearm in their vehicle, they may likely face gun charges and OWI charges. They may also be asked to forfeit the firearm found in the vehicle.
Penalties for Gun Offenses
In general, the penalties for gun-related offenses like the above are at the Class A misdemeanor level punishable by up to 9 months in jail and a fine of up to $10,000.
Facing Gun Charges? Contact Bayer Law Offices.
If you are facing gun-related charges in Milwaukee, contact Bayer Law Offices immediately for legal support. Do not risk your constitutional rights without a fair legal fight. Especially if you believe you have been wrongfully accused, you can work with our firm to craft a strong defense against your charges. Attorney John Bayer firmly believes in protecting his clients’ rights and will do his best to fight for your gun rights in the face of criminal accusations.
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