Understanding Weapon Charges
There are different weapons that can be used in a crime or even just used by an individual for other purposes. The law restricts the use of certain weapons; prohibiting some altogether, requiring a permit for some and limiting the area and type of use regarding some weapons. Shotguns and rifles can be purchased without a weapon, however, hand gun purchase and use will require a permit in the state, along with the necessity of registering the weapon.
A person may face criminal charges for the unlawful possession or sale of a deadly weapon or firearm, as well as face enhanced penalties for carrying or using a weapon in the commission of a crime. The Michigan State Police can be called into action when a person is believed to be in violation of the laws regarding carrying a weapon, or if the weapon is being used in addition to committing a crime such as burglary or assault. Weapons charges are serious. In Michigan, all weapon offenses are harshly prosecuted.
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Regardless of the circumstances of your case and whether you are facing charges in state or federal court, a Michigan criminal defense attorney at our firm can meet with you and discuss your case and your options. Your initial consultation is free. We will take the time to answer your questions and address your particular concerns about your charges in order to bring you much-needed peace of mind and help you in making the right decision about your legal counsel and your case as whole.
You may have unintentionally had an unlawful weapon in your possession, if it was a collectible or antique. You may have been wrongfully accused of a weapon offense or violent crime involving a weapon simply because you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. An experienced Michigan criminal defense attorney can work with experts in forensics and other fields in order to conduct an independent investigation and work to prove your innocence. Contact a Michigan criminal defense lawyer to learn more!