Carrying A Concealed Weapon In Michigan
Were you arrested because the knife in your backpack had a blade four inches long instead of three? Were you charged with a weapons offense because you were transporting a gun in your car without a permit? While such seemingly innocent actions are perfectly legal in many states, Michigan imposes strict penalties. That is why it is important to engage the help of a skilled defense lawyer right away if you or someone you know has been arrested.
Our lawyers at David G. Moore, Attorney at Law, have handled numerous cases involving carrying a concealed weapon (CCW) in Southwest Michigan. We have vast experience defending the rights and freedoms of people just like you. Contact our firm day or night for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Michigan Statutes With Regard To Carrying Concealed Weapons
Michigan state law (MCL 750.226 and 750.227) prohibits individuals from:
- Carrying a firearm or other dangerous weapon (e.g., a pistol or a knife with a blade more than three inches long) with the intent to use it against another person in an unlawful manner
- Carrying a double-edged, non-folding knife or another dangerous stabbing instrument (with the exception of some hunting knives) that is carried concealed on a person’s body or in his or her vehicle
- Carrying a pistol without a valid license or permit (except on his or her own property), or carrying it in a place and manner that violate the license restrictions
Penalties for these weapons offenses can include up to five years incarceration in state prison and up to $2,500 in fines.