Criminal Convictions Will Affect Gun Rights
The right to have or carry a firearm is protected under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Wisconsin Constitution. Certain criminal convictions will affect your firearm rights, however, essentially barring you from owning any firearm.
At J. Kippa Law, LLC, attorney Jeffrey Kippa and team will defend your freedoms and fight for your rights. With over 30 years combined experience working with prosecutors and firearm rights in Wisconsin, they know how to position clients in the best light and find the best strategy in a gun rights case.
Disqualifying Criminal Offenses
If you face any of the following, your right to buy a firearm may be denied:
- A felony in Wisconsin or another state
- Adjudicated delinquent in a crime
- Court ordered not to possess a firearm
- Enjoined under an injunction
- Under a tribal injunction, issued by any federally recognized Wisconsin Indian tribe or band
- Drug convictions in the past year
- Misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence
- Misdemeanor domestic abuse (under the Lautenberg Amendment)
Disqualifying Traits Or Behaviors
If you meet the criteria for any of the following characteristics or actions, you may also be denied handgun purchase rights:
- Illegal or unlawful alien
- Renounced United States citizenship
- Dishonorably discharged from the armed forces
- Found to be mentally unstable or committed to any mental institution
- Found not guilty of a crime because of mental disease or defect, insanity or illness
- Committed for certain treatments
- Drug users or addicts of controlled substances
- A fugitive from justice
- A juvenile involved in a felony
Defense Of Your Firearm Rights
Lawyer Jeffrey Kippa and team can fight to preserve your firearm purchase rights or overturn a court decision to deny you a firearm. They will litigate your case to the fullest extent that benefits you — or work toward sealing or expunging records.
Prospective clients in Oshkosh, Green Bay and Appleton, Wisconsin, can discuss their case during a free consultation by calling 920-733-1100 or setting up an appointment through the online form.