Wisconsin CCW

Supreme Court Permits Law Enforcement Officers to Inquire About Weapons in Vehicles

Supreme Court Permits Law Enforcement Officers to Inquire About Weapons in Vehicles

In a unanimous decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a motorists 4th Amendment rights were not violated when law enforcement officers asked whether he possessed a concealed carry permit and whether there were firearms in the vehicle.

Weapons Check During Traffic Stop Does Not Violate 4th Amendment

Weapons Check During Traffic Stop Does Not Violate 4th Amendment

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently had the opportunity to address the issue of whether a police officer can ask a motorist, during a routine traffic stop, if the motorist possessed a valid concealed carry (CCW) permit and whether there were any firearms in the vehicle.

The Fourth Amendment Protects Concealed Carry Permit Holders from Unlawful Questioning By Law Enforcement During Traffic Stops

The Fourth Amendment Protects Concealed Carry Permit Holders from Unlawful Questioning By Law Enforcement During Traffic Stops

Attorney Eric Pangburn addresses whether and under what circumstances law enforcement officers may ask a motorist if he possesses a concealed carry permit or weapon during a routine traffic stop.