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Under the Second Amendment, the United States Constitution states that American men and women have the right to bear arms. More specifically, the constitution states that "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." The Second Amendment cites the need for a militia in order to secure the freedom of the state as the reason for this amendment.

By virtue of the second amendment, gun owners in Wisconsin and other states cannot have their firearms forcibly taken away from them in most cases. Furthermore, gun owners will often cite their Second Amendment rights when they speak up about gun restrictions, which many gun owners feel are unfair and unlawful. That said, the Second Amendment does not prevent Americans from getting into trouble with gun laws. For example, gun collectors, gun dealers and gun owners all need to adhere to federal and estate laws when possessing and handling their weapons.

With specific regard to federal gun laws, let's take a look at the most relevant restrictions against owning or possessing a gun under federal laws:

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Not all theft accusations are appropriate. Sometimes, people are in the wrong place at the wrong time, or it just appears as if they stole something when they really did not. Regardless of how your theft charges came about, one of the following four theft defense strategies might apply to your circumstances.

Claim that the property belonged to you

Imagine you and a friend have a disagreement about who owns a specific piece of property. You decide to take the property home with you even though there's a disagreement, and your friend calls the police. If you can offer evidence that the property was yours -- perhaps by showing a receipt of purchase -- you will have an excellent criminal defense.

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For people who are facing their first encounter with the criminal justice system, there are some aspects that might be a mystifying. This can cause them to feel stress and uncertainty. As you can imagine, having these feelings for months while the case moves through the system is difficult and frustrating.

While there isn't really a way to take all of the unpleasantness out of the process, it is possible to learn a little about it so that you can feel prepared as you fight the charges you are facing. Here are some points to think about to get you started on your quest for knowledge about the criminal justice system:

Grand jury vs. trial jury

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Wisconsin is home to numerous weapons laws that every resident and visitor of the state must adhere to. For example, did you know that those who have been convicted of a felony may not possess a firearm? These and other restrictions could apply to you and your use of a firearm -- and you might not even know it. Therefore, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the various weapons crimes in Wisconsin so you can be sure to follow the law and avoid getting into legal trouble unnecessarily.

Here are some of the most common gun crimes the criminal court sees on a regular basis:

Carrying a gun or shotgun without having a permit

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Police in Glendale say that they arrested a man who tried to flee from them while driving drunk. The man allegedly inspired a high-speed car chase that resulted in a fiery vehicle accident. Following the collision, authorities arrested the man and charged him with operating while intoxicated (OWI) causing injury, reckless endangerment, eluding police and other criminal charges.

Police say that the man was already out on bail for another drunk driving offense in Crawford County and that case is still pending. Due to the already-pending charges, the judge set the man's bail at $10,000. When setting the bail, the judge said, "You were already out on bail on another matter for similar conduct, drinking and driving ... then you go out and do it again?"

The pending drunk driving charges happened not two months ago. In addition, the man has drunk driving convictions on his criminal record, including an OWI from 2015 and an OWI with cocaine possession from 2010.

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