In Michigan there are many criminal offenses that involve the use or mere possession of a firearm or other object defined as a “weapon” for legal classification.
One of the most commonly charged felony offenses is Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) which generally involves a pistol but could also apply to stabbing weapons or any item carried as a weapon for the purpose of assault or defense. Often times the CCW charge is just one of the listed offenses that are charged with additional offenses such as Felony Firearm (2 yr mandatory prison sentence if convicted), Felon in Possession, or Carrying a Weapon with Unlawful Intent.
A Felony Firearm conviction carries a two-year minimum sentence that runs consecutive to any potential incarceration for the other charged offenses. A second conviction carries a mandatory five-year minimum sentence. With crime being so apparent more severe penalties are imposed if a firearm is illegally in you possession while committing other crimes.
When facing criminal charges involving a firearm or other weapon it is vital to have an aggressive attorney fighting for you. Clint W. Perryman has years of experience defending clients from criminal charges, and has successfully got charges dismissed and sentences greatly reduced. The appropriate defense attorney may be the only way to protect your constitutional rights and gain the most favorable disposition for your case.