Did you know that if you obtained a Concealed Carry Permit in Wisconsin and are convicted of even a misdemeanor or city ordinance drug offense, your permit may be revoked?
The Application for Concealed Weapon License asks “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance”?
You cannot obtain a Wisconsin Concealed Carry Permit if you have any drug convictions or arrests within the past year. This can include a municipal citation arrest and definitely includes any misdemeanor or felony drug conviction or arrest.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice always receives arrest and conviction records. Your Concealed Carry Permit will be linked to those records when the DOJ receives the arrest / conviction record. They will then instruct you to turn in your permit. If you fail to do so, you are subject to criminal prosecution which can result in jail and a fine. If you do not comply, it will later affect your ability to reinstate your permit.
You may continue to own and possess guns as would have been the case before you obtained the permit; however, you cannot conceal a firearm or other weapons previously allowed until a new permit is issued. Violation of the concealed weapon law in the meantime can lead to criminal prosecution, and most prosecutors recommend jail time on this type of violation.
After one (1) year from the date of conviction on the misdemeanor or municipal ordinance drug offense, you can apply for reinstatement of your permit. Provided the answers to the questions on the application to not otherwise disqualify you, you should be able to then reinstate, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
If you are charged with a gun, pistol, weapon, concealed weapon, long-gun violation, call Courtney and Molter to discuss your options.