Criminal Disorderly Conduct Domestic Violence Conviction No Longer Bars Possession of Firearm or Obtaining CCW Permit
Until the 5-20-22 decision of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Doubek v Kaul, 2022 WI 31, an individual convicted in Wisconsin of misdemeanor disorderly conduct with a domestic violence enhancer was prohibited from possessing a firearm under a federal law known as the Lautenberg Amendment to the 1986 Gun Control Act as effective 1996 and prohibited from obtaining a CCW permit in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has now held: “Disorderly conduct is not a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence under federal law and therefore does not disqualify a person from holding a CCW license.”
The ruling has no effect on whether a person in Wisconsin can still be prosecuted under federal law for possession of a firearm after being convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
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