Under Michigan criminal law, there are several weapons charges that an individual can face. Every weapons charge carries the potential for jail, forfeiture of the weapon and loss of CPL, hunting rights, and right to possess a firearm.  Our sentence analysis gives you a road map to minimize these consequences, and be ready for sentencing day.

  • Carrying a concealed weapon [CCW]: It is illegal to carry a concealed weapon in Michigan without a CPL. Even if you have a CPL, you cant break the law by improperly storing or displaying the weapon. 
  • Felon in possession of a firearm: It is illegal for a  convicted of a felon to possess  a firearm or ammunition in Michigan. You can ask the court to reinstate your gun rights, but this must occur before you are legal to carry a weapon. 
  • Brandishing a firearm. It is illegal to point, wave, or display a firearm in a threatening manner in Michigan. This is a misdemeanor charge, but, if convicted, may effect your gun rights. 
  • Possession of a firearm while under the influence. It is illegal to possess a firearm while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The limit is .02 which is about one drink. This is a misdemeanor, and will negatively impact your gun rights.

There are several occupations that require a person to carry a firearm, such as police officers, security guards, military people and DNR officers. If you are unable to carry a weapon on duty, your career will end.  The HYTA and Delay of Sentence programs are sentencing options that avoiding a firearm conviction.  Contact us today to start you Sentence Assessment.