Southfield Gun Laws and Felony Firearm Possession Attorney

The right to bear arms is fundamentally engrained in society as part of the federal constitution, yet this doesn’t mean that criminal charges can’t result for possessing or using a firearm. Southfield gun laws are at times complex, and if a person is not aware of firearm legislation and regulations, unexpected criminal allegations can result. Similarly, with so many firearm owners in Southfield and statewide, offenses involving firearms can often result in misidentification and false allegations. Additionally, those who have been convicted of a criminal offense may lose their right to carry a gun. Whatever the details of the situation you are facing, Grabel & Associates can help. Our violent crimes lawyers know Southfield gun laws and have experience protecting clients who have been accused of felony firearm possession and other serious weapons charges statewide. Get in touch with a member of our team now and let us begin walking you through the steps you need to take to ensure you are not wrongfully conviction of a weapons offense or excessively sentenced for felony firearm possession or any other gun crime. We are available 24/7 to begin answering your questions about firearms laws and offenses, as well as advising you on what to do if you are trying to beat a firearms charge in Southfield.

Trial lawyer Scott Grabel has been protecting the rights of clients statewide for over a decade. After founding our firm, Scott Grabel has led our team to state and national recognition, and has been recognized as one of the top defenders in Michigan. As soon as you contact our lawyers, we will start to walk you through what needs to be done if you want to avoid long-lasting potential penalties. Call or contact us online to learn more about our legal strategies, and look through our proven results to see what our lawyers have done in cases like yours. Our past clients will tell you that our lawyers make a difference in legal battles, and oftentimes are pivotally important in the fight for a favorable result.

Southfield, Michigan Gun Laws

There are a number of regulations that apply to gun possession, sale, and use of firearms throughout the state, which if not properly followed could lead to criminal charges. There is no firearm registration in Southfield, and a license is not required for ownership, though carry permits are issued for handguns. While a permit is not needed to purchase a long gun, it is required for handgun purchase. Open carry of firearms is allowed, and while assault weapon laws have not been instituted as of yet, there are certain restrictions that apply on NFA weapons. In all gun law cases, state law preempts local restrictions.

Felony Firearm Possession Charges in Southfield

Felony firearm possession charges result when a person is in possession of a weapon when attempting a felony or committing a felony offense. For example, if a person commits an assault or robbery, and is in the possession of a dangerous weapon, he or she can face felony firearm charges. This offense is not to be confused with felon in possession of a firearm, which is a charge that occurs when a person has lost their right to possess a weapon as a result of a felony conviction, and then is caught possessing a weapon.

Our lawyers are committed to protecting you as you fight weapons charges, and we have extensive experience working in cases of felony firearm possession, as well as in other gun related criminal cases. Contact us now to learn more about the next steps you need to take in your case as you battle back against police and prosecutors.

Penalties for Felony Firearm Possession Conviction

If convicted of felony firearm possession, a person will face a mandatory prison sentence of 2 years. For a second offense, 5 years in prison will result. For a third or subsequent offense, 10 years in prison will be on the line. These penalties are outlined in the Penal Code. Contact our firm now for a free initial case analysis and learn more about how felony firearm charges could interact with the rest of the legal issues you are facing.

Our Approach to Felony Firearm Defense in Southfield

Our lawyers know that when a person faces additional charges on top of felony accusations, especially with harsh minimum penalties at stake, it can be extremely stressful. Our lawyers work to alleviate this stress by always being available for clients in every stage of the defense process. Call or contact us online right away to get started.

Contact Grabel & Associates for Southfield Felony Firearm Possession Defense

To speak with our team right away, call 1-800-342-7896 or contact our attorneys online through the contact form on this site. We are ready right now to stand with you as you fight to defend your freedom.

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