Firearm Statutes in Michigan – Gerald R Stahl Criminal Defense Attorney of Grand Rapids
Carrying a Concealed Weapon in Michigan (CCW)
Carrying a concealed weapon in Michigan can result in serious charges. It is a felony and unlawful in Michigan to carry a firearm or other dangerous weapon. With respect to a hand gun in Michigan, it is illegal to carry a hand gun on your person, or concealed, or in a vehicle without a license to carry a concealed weapon. Additionally if you are licensed to carry a concealed firearm, you must do so consistent with the rules issued at time of licensing.
Penalty for CCW, carrying a concealed weapon, in Michigan is that you may face up to 5 years in prison and $2,500 in fines.
Felon in Possession of Firearm in Michigan
If you are a convicted felon you must meet certain requirements before you are lawfully allowed to carry a firearm. If you, as a qualifying felon, are caught in possession of a firearm, you could be facing charges that are a felony and a prison term of 5 years along with potential fines of up to $5,000.
Felony Firearm in Michigan
It is a separate felony to possess firearms at the time of the commission of a crime in Michigan. This charge is called felony firearm. When a crime is committed in Michigan and the defendant is in possession of firearms, the statute calls for a 2 year mandatory sentence in prison. This sentence will be added to any additional penalties for the original charge.
Legal Guns in Michigan
Certain guns are legal to carry without a license in Michigan. For instance, hunting rifles, antique guns and air rifles are not considered a firearm. In other words in Michigan you can legally purchase them and carry them without a license.
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If you charged with weapons related crime in Michigan contact Gerald R. Stahl. He has over 30 years of experience defending people charged with crimes in Michigan. Gerald R Stahl often defends people charged with crimes in Kent County, Allegan County, Ottawa County and Barry County. Gerald R Stahl is conveniently located in Grand Rapids on East Beltline near Knapp’s Corner and the 63rd District Court.
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