Will My Firearm Be Confiscated?


If you’ve used your firearm in self-defense, it’s very likely that it is going to be taken as evidence. Firearms Attorney Tom Grieve will walk you through what happens after a self-defense incident and how you can get your gun back.

What Happens Next?

First things first: Don’t put up a fight to maintain your gun. The police will take it as evidence, and your cooperation can only help you in getting it back faster. Your firearm will be held in an evidence locker for the entirety of the criminal case against you.

Once you’re cleared of charges, you or your attorney will have to go through the tedious process of filing specific paperwork at specific times to get your gun back. It’s important that you discuss this process with your attorney up front. He or she will mostly be focused on your case rather than your firearm. And educate yourself on the laws and steps necessary to retrieve your gun. It can only make the process easier.

About Tom Grieve & Grieve Law

Attorney Tom Grieve is one of the most respected criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin. A highly awarded former prosecutor, he started Grieve Law, LLC, which is one of the top criminal defense firms in the state. He developed a nuanced knowledge of Wisconsin firearms law. Tom has also received his certification as a firearms instructor and participates as a speaker and panelist with the USCCA for live broadcasts, national expos and training videos. He is even serving as a speaker and analyst on numerous TV and radio stations as well as college and law school campuses.

The information contained on this website is provided as a service to USCCA, Inc. Members and the concealed carry community and does not constitute legal advice. Although we attempt to address all areas of concealed carry laws in all states, we make no claims, representations, warranties, promises or guarantees as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information disclosed. Legal advice must always be tailored to the individual facts and circumstances of each individual case. Laws are constantly changing, and, as such, nothing contained on this website should be used as a substitute for the advice of a lawyer for a specific case.

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