Mullen, Schlough & Associate’s weapons defense attorneys are leading Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley due to their lawyers successful weapons settlements in Wisconsin.
Category: Juvenile Crimes
1:A weapon is defined under various federal, state, and local laws, which vary by jurisdiction. A weapon is generally something used to injure, defeat, or destroy and may cover many types of instruments, such as a blackjack, slingshot, billy, metal knuckles, dagger, knife, pistol, revolver, or any other firearm, razor with an unguarded blade, and any metal pipe or bar used or intended to be used in a club, among others.
The following is an example of a municipal definition of a dangerous weapon:
“Section 13.68.010 Dangerous weapon–Defined. As used in this chapter, “dangerous weapon” means and includes, but is not limited to:
Any knife having a blade three inches or more in length, or any snap-blade or spring-blade knife regardless of the length of the blade; Any ice pick or similar sharp stabbing tool; Any straight edge razor or any razor blade fitted to a handle; Any cutting, stabbing or bludgeoning weapon or device capable of inflicting grievous bodily harm;
Any dirk or dagger or bludgeon;
Any “taser public defender” or other similar electronic immobilizer which causes, by means of an electrical current, a person to experience muscle spasms and extreme pain, followed by unconsciousness. (Ord. 4814-NS § 1, 1975: Ord. 2881-NS § 1, 1947)”
Topic Expanded: Weapons
The weapons defense lawyers at Mullen, Schlough & Associates excel in representing clients in all aspects of weapons cases. A weapons charge is serious and can have severe consequences. Mullen, Schlough & Associate’s weapons lawyers have extensive experience defending clients from weapons allegations and are committed to providing an aggressive defense on the clients behalf. In weapons cases it is essential to have a dedicated attorney that engages early and strives to get the case either dismissed or settled out of court. Have Wisconsin’s premier weapons attorneys prove their success in settling cases out of court and preventing charges from ever being filed.
If charges of a weapons related crime have been filed or are in process, an experienced weapons defense team will be able to improve the outcome. Remember, it is easier to prevent a weapons charge from being filed than it is to receive a not guilty verdict in court once it has already been charged.
It is extremely important to hire a criminal weapons attorney to represent your best interests. The primary goal is to keep you out of the criminal court system so you can move on with your life without the danger of a lengthy prison sentence or a criminal record. The Mullen Law Group’s weapons lawyers maintain an extremely high rate of success. Our determined focus is to:
- Keep a felony or misdemeanor weapons allegation out of court
- Use our knowledge base to settle strategically
- Fight for the best outcome our client is facing
In some situations, it may be difficult for the prosecution to pursue or prove a weapons case. This is due to the fact that the intent of the defendant is a key part of the charges. To be convicted of committing some type of weapons crime, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intentionally made the attempt to or actually injured others. If an weapons case goes to court, there is often no recovery of losses for the plaintiff because a judgment is ordered. The judgment can often include jail time, making recovery of losses very difficult. Settling out of court is the most beneficial option for both parties; the plaintiff has a better chance of recovering losses and the accused can avoid serving time in jail or prison.
Although the evidence may seem substantial, there are many options an attorney can use to challenge the weapons charges. It is important to act quickly to involve a legal professional who can properly assert rights and act as a knowledgeable voice inside and outside of the courtroom. Our criminal defense lawyers have achieved amazing results in weapons cases during the pre-file stage as well as in the courtroom. Our attorneys have the expertise to have weapons cases completely dismissed, or pursue a lower sentence for the client.
Don’t let a weapons charge jeopardize your future, contact us immediately to find out how an exceptional weapons attorney can help you.
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