- July 6, 2023
- Firm News
Concealed Weapons Charges: Will I Have to Go to Jail?
Many individuals feel that carrying a concealed firearm is not only their right, but something that is necessary for their protection. However, in the state of Michigan, this act is considered a felony and can result in severe consequences. Not only can it lead to prison time, but it can also prohibit the individual from owning or possessing a gun in the future.
At the Law Office of John Freeman, we know just how devastating a felony conviction can be in concealed weapon cases. Defense Attorney John Freeman has dedicated himself to ensuring that his clients’ second amendment rights are protected.
Severe Consequences for Michigan Carrying a Concealed Weapon Charges
In Michigan, individuals may lawfully carry a concealed pistol if they meet the statutory requirements for a CPL. Without a valid CPL, it is unlawful to carry a concealed firearm or other “dangerous weapon” in Michigan. Consequences for doing so are steep. If convicted, you may find yourself staring down up to 5 years in prison and a $2500 fine. If you find yourself in this situation, it is imperative that you seek the representation of an experienced gun crimes attorney immediately.
Remember your Miranda Rights: If you have been arrested, do not talk to law enforcement without an attorney present!
Case Result: Our Client Will Not Serve a Day in Jail
Attorney John Freeman’s commitment to preserving his clients’ right to bear arms was apparent in a recent case in which our client was able to avoid a felony conviction and jail time after a concealed weapon arrest. The case was successfully resolved through an 11-month term of probation, which included community service and a gun safety class.
As a result of Freeman’s aggressive advocacy, our client had his charges reduced to a misdemeanor Improper Transport of a Firearm instead of a felony charge, with no additional consequences. While Improper Transport of a Firearm is punishable by up to 90 days in jail, our client will not serve a day in jail. Nor will he be a felon. Instead, the five-year felony has been dismissed in exchange for a resolution to the misdemeanor.
This case highlights the importance of skilled legal representation by your side when facing concealed weapon charges. Without the right attorney, you can easily find yourself in severe legal trouble. With the right advocacy, it is possible to navigate the legal system and come out the other side with a positive outcome and your second amendment rights intact.