Possessing & Using a Felony Firearm

Hire an Oakland County Gun Crime Lawyer

Committing a criminal act with the use of a firearm can be charged as a felony. This can mean two years in prison and huge fines. This sentence is in addition to any other offense that may have occurred in conjunction with possessing the firearm. Even if you are not charged with the criminal act, you may still have the felony firearm charge to face.

Penalties for these convictions can include:

  • First offense: 2 years minimum imprisonment
  • Second offense: 5 years imprisonment
  • Third offense: 10 years imprisonment

What's more, these must also be served consecutively with any other charges that occurred while in possession. That means that, for a first offense, you may have to serve those two years plus the prison term for the criminal act. You can help avoid these harsh punishments by calling Long Law PLLC to build a strong case for you.

The most effective way to defend against a felony firearm charge is to counter the arguments that prosecution may use. The prosecution has the burden of proving that the firearm was used or was intended to be used while carrying out the act. Your defense team can try to prove that you were unaware that the firearm was in close proximity. Other strategies can include strong evidence that the act was done in self-defense.

Get knowledgeable legal defense today!

Michigan enacted a felony firearm statute in the 1970's, enforcing strict laws to discourage people from using weapons to commit serious criminal acts. However, in the unfortunate case you are found to using a firearm for a felony act, then finding appropriate legal representation from an Oakland County criminal defense attorney is crucial.

Long Law PLLC is equipped to handle some of the most difficult criminal charges. Call today and schedule your free consultation!