Alcohol and Firearms

A Fierce Advocate For The Rights of Michigan Gun Owners

From the moment you take your first sip until the last drop, alcohol can affect your judgment and decision-making. For this reason, alcohol and firearms can be a dangerous combination. In Michigan, possession of a firearm while intoxicated is illegal and could result in fines, jail time, and CPL revocation.

Attorney John Freeman is a fierce advocate for the rights of Michigan gun owners and self-defense. As a proud gun owner, hunter, certified instructor and range safety officer, the right to bear arms is of personal importance to him. Freeman is committed to defending the freedoms of Michigan gun owners and will protect your right to carry in the face of gun charges.

Guns And Alcohol Are A Dangerous and Costly Combination

Your right to keep and bear arms is protected by the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. This sacred legal principle does not extend to carrying while drinking, however. In Michigan, consuming even the slightest amount of alcohol while carrying a firearm is punishable by fines and CPL license suspension. Depending on your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level, you could even receive a misdemeanor if convicted.

An experienced gun law attorney may be able to help you hang onto your CPL license and avoid other penalties. In Michigan, carrying a concealed pistol or EMD device with an unlawful BAC will result in immediate seizure of the firearm and the following penalties:

  • .02 – .07 BAC: Civil infraction, $100 fine, 1-year CPL suspension
  • .08 – .09 BAC: 93 day misdemeanor, $100 fine, 3-year CPL suspension
  • .10+ BAC: 93 day misdemeanor, $100 fine, CPL revocation

If you have been charged with Carrying Under the Influence, contact the Law Office of John Freeman to start building your defense.

Where Can You Lawfully Keep Your Firearm While Drinking?

If you have a CPL and are planning to drink, there are proactive measures you can take to prevent seizure of your firearm by law enforcement. As long as your pistol is in the locked trunk or other locked container separate from ammunition, law enforcement does not have grounds to issue a fine or make an arrest. And if they do – give our attorneys a call.

At the Law Office of John Freeman, we believe that 2nd Amendment rights are American rights. If you have been charged with carrying under the influence, contact the Law Office of John Freeman today online or call us at 248-865-8454 for a free consultation. In an emergency, call us at 313-330-2653 at any time of day.

From our offices in Troy, we represent clients in all federal and state courts in the greater Detroit area, throughout Michigan, and the United States.