Skilled Legal Defense Against Weapons Violations Charges in Michigan
Due to an increase in gun violence in certain urban areas, Michigan is seeing greater numbers of weapons violations cases. If you are facing weapons charges, you could be looking at a minimum two-year prison sentence in Michigan. You need a lawyer that can aggressively defend you and keep you out of prison.
As a former prosecutor, attorney Jason L. Jansma understands the defenses you need to fight these charges. You may be looking for a reduction in the charges filed against you or are seeking an outright dismissal. Jason Jansma will take the time to examine your case and find criminal defense option that works best for you.
The severity of charges you may be facing are impacted by:
- Whether or not the gun was loaded or operable
- Where the gun was located
- Whether or not you knew it was in your possession
- If the rifle or handgun was used for hunting
Weapons charges can be either misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on your circumstances.
Misdemeanor Firearm Charges
There are certain types of properties where carrying a firearm is not allowed. You may face misdemeanor charges for gun possession in places such as:
- Sports arenas
Felony Weapons Possession Charges
If you already have a conviction on your record and are caught in possession of a gun, you may be facing felony charges. The punishments for a felony conviction may include a 5 year prison sentence and up to $2,500 in fines. If you are caught possessing a weapon while committing a felony such as assault, you may also be facing felony weapon possession charges.
If you or a loved one is facing weapons charges, contact the criminal defense law office of Jason L. Jansma PLC today. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your legal options and begin fighting a positive outcome to your case.