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Madison federal criminal defense lawyer Robert T. Ruth defends individuals accused of firearm offenses in federal court. He has been a federal criminal defense lawyer since 1993 and has devoted his law firm to criminal defense since then. He is well-versed in all aspects of criminal defense in federal courts, from the initial stages of a case through direct appeal, petition for review or petition for certiorari and collateral attack. If you stand accused of a federal firearm charge, let his experience in the courtroom, along with his commitment to his clients, go to work for you.

Federal Firearms Defense Lawyer - Madison - Milwaukee - Green Bay

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states that "...the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." It sounds simple, but it has not played out that way. Who may possess a firearm is regulated by federal law. A "prohibited person" under federal law may not possess a firearm. The sort of firearm that you may possess is regulated. The location or circumstances under which you may possess a firearm is regulated. Federal firearm offenses often carry serious consequences including mandatory minimum prison sentences and heavy fines. For example, under the Armed Career Criminal Act, the offense of felon in possession of a firearm carries a mandatory minimum of 15 years prison. Perhaps the most surprising is that often times you do not even know about some federal firearm prohibitions until after you are charged. Two examples of this are felon in possession of ammunition and possession of a firearm by a person previously convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. If you face a federal firearm charge you need an experienced, skilled federal criminal defense attorney.

If you face a federal gun charge, contact federal criminal defense attorney Robert T. Ruth at 608-257-2540 for a free consultation.