Felon in Possession of a Firearm
In the state of Michigan, certain restrictions are imposed on convicted felons, and if you are accused of breaking these restrictions, you could face significant jail time and fines. If you have been convicted of a felony in Michigan, you need a good lawyer to ensure you are aware of any restrictions on your freedom that may exist. If you have a felony conviction on your record and have already been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in Michigan, or fear you may be charged with gun possession in the future, contact Grabel & Associates immediately. You need an experienced and talented lawyer to defend you if you want to avoid jail time and fines, and our team will do everything necessary to aggressively defend you in your criminal case.
Lawyer for Convicted Felon in Possession of a Gun Charge
In Michigan, anyone convicted of a felony loses their right to bear arms. If you even accept a plea deal including a felony charge, you will be subject to this restriction of your rights. If you have been charged with felon in possession of a firearm, we can protect you from police and prosecutors and aggressively defend you in a Michigan court. Contact us right now to secure premier Michigan criminal defense for your felon in possession case.
Michigan Right to Bear Arms After Conviction
According to the Michigan Penal Code (750.224f), any person convicted of a felony cannot possess, use, transport, sell, purchase, carry, ship, receive, or distribute a firearm in Michigan for a period of either three or five years, depending on the specific felony charge. This three or five year period begins after the felon has paid all fines imposed for the crime, served all the jail time imposed, and successfully completed all the conditions of probation or parole specified for the crime committed.
Felonies that result in a 5 year loss of firearm privileges include any of the following specifications:
Defending Clients Facing Felon in Possession Charges in Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Lansing and Throughout Michigan
- the felony conviction involves use of physical force against the person or property of another, attempted force against the person or property of another, or the risk that force against the person or property of another will be used
- the felony involved drug manufacture, possession, or distribution
- the felony involved illegal possession or distribution of a firearm or firearms
- the felony involved illegal use of explosives
- the felony involved breaking and entering an occupied dwelling, burglary of an occupied dwelling, or arson
Restrictions on the sale, use, possession, and distribution of firearms also apply to guns that are unloaded or inoperative. We can help you avoid felon in possession of a firearm charges and conviction using our innovative criminal defense tactics. Contact Grabel & Associates to avoid post-conviction punishment for possessing a gun in Michigan.
Criminal Penalties for Felon in Possession of a Firearm
The Michigan Penal Code (750.224f) outlines the criminal punishment for a felon in possession of a firearm conviction. If you are found to unlawfully possess, use, transport, sell, carry, ship, receive, or distribute a firearm with a felony conviction on your record, you could face imprisonment of up to 5 years and fines of up to $5,000. Additionally, the firearm in question will be confiscated with no compensation and will not be returned.
Grabel & Associates is experienced in aiding clients facing a secondary criminal charge. Restrictions on your freedom can significantly damage your quality of life, and we want to work with you to ensure you regain your rights and freedoms as soon as possible. The legal issues affecting a case after a conviction can be complex, and our lawyers will help you to understand every restriction you need to be aware of while defending against accusations of violating previously imposed restrictions. Contact us right away to start defending against possession of a firearm charges in Michigan.
Our Approach to Felon Possessing a Gun Charges in Michigan
If you have been previously convicted of a criminal charge in Michigan, you know that defending a crime is difficult, and that an exceptional lawyer is needed to avoid criminal penalties. This is even more true when facing a new criminal charge while still feeling the effects of your first felony conviction. You need a lawyer who understands the stress of a criminal case and can relieve your anxiety by developing an effective, comprehensive legal strategy.
We will investigate every detail of any case we take, and our individualized legal approach will give you confidence that together we can achieve the best possible criminal defense result. We know that the only case you care about is your own, and we will dedicate ample time to aggressively defending the criminal charges against you. A premier attorney knows how to win in even the most difficult cases, and our proven results demonstrate our team’s ability to consistently produce the best case outcomes.
Felon in possession of a firearm charges do not have to result in conviction, and our innovative criminal defense approach will give you the best shot at avoiding criminal punishment. We can expose any unlawful search that led to the charges against you, uncover any aspects of your initial conviction or current felon in possession charges that could result in a case dismissal, or work to prove that you were not actually in possession of a firearm. Our attorneys know what works in Michigan courts, and will extensively investigate your case to find every possible legal approach that could result in your freedom.
Contact Grabel & Associates to Defend Felon in Possession Charge
If you have been charged with possession of a firearm or are under investigation for possessing a firearm, contact our premier Michigan firm now. Your unique criminal case deserves the complete attention of a talented Michigan defense lawyer, and Grabel & Associates will commit the one-on-one focus and attention needed to produce an unrivaled result.
An experienced case analyst is available 24/7 at our toll-free number to discuss your case and legal options, so call 1-800-342-7896 now. Additionally, you can contact us online and set up a free consultation with experienced trial attorney Scott Grabel. We want to see you earn the best criminal defense result, and our firm is recognized for our ability to achieve high-end results. Don’t risk your results by settling for less than the best Michigan defense lawyer, contact Grabel & Associates now to fight charges of unlawful possession of a firearm.