Weapons Charges

The 2nd Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms, is one of the fundamental privileges we hold as Americans. However, the key word is privilege, and it is a privilege that can be taken away from you if you commit a felony or other weapons-related offense. Michigan’s weapons and firearm statutes are complex and comprehensive, and it is important that you “arm” yourself with the knowledge necessary to avoid misdemeanor and felony weapons charges. In addition to a misdemeanor or felony charge, you may also face the following consequences:

  • A jail or prison sentence
  • Hundreds or thousands fines and court costs
  • A permanent criminal record
  • Loss of your gun ownership rights
  • Risk of job loss that can cost your job or career
  • Risk of suspension or suspension or revocation of a professional license (e.g. teacher, lawyer, doctor).

With so much at stake, it is critical to hire an experienced attorney like me who understands the law, your options, and your legal defenses. I work tirelessly to defend my clients’ weapons charges to ensure their rights are fully protected. There is no reason to fight your weapons charge on your own when you can have an experienced attorney who knows the law and fights on your behalf until you are satisfied with the outcome. The sooner you call me, the sooner we can begin building a winning defense strategy for your case.

Weapons Offenses

There are several statutory offenses related to weapons and firearms in Michigan. However, the most common offenses ZAYID LAW defends includes the following:

  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon — You may be charged with a felony in Michigan if you carry a concealed pistol on your person or in your vehicle, unless you have a license to carry. Learn more about the offense, penalties and defenses of concealed carry charges.
  • Felons in Possession of Firearms — If you have a felony conviction on your record, you are not allowed to possess a firearm until and unless you have been authorized to do so by the state. The act of a felon possessing a firearm is a separate felony in and of itself. Learn more about how felons may reinstate their right to possess firearms to avoid these charges.
  • Illegal Possession of a Firearm — It is a felony offense in Michigan to possess certain kinds of firearms, firearm modifications, and ammunition. Learn more about what weapons are legal and illegal under Michigan law.

Contact ZAYID LAW Today to Fight Your Weapons Charges

ZAYID LAW understands how serious the consequences of a weapons charge can be, and I fight tirelessly on behalf of my clients to explore every single legal option available to ensure my clients rights are protected and they are satisfied with the outcome of their case. Weapons charges often require an intense attention to detail to determine whether the prosecution is able to meet every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. I educate my clients so that they are informed of all of their options and legal defenses so they can make the best decision for their case. When the stakes are this high, and the consequences this harsh, you need an experienced attorney like me who has had success defending clients facing similar weapons charges. If you have been accused or charged with a weapons crime, call me today for a free initial consultation.

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