Saint Louis, MO asked in Criminal Law for Michigan

Q: What are the possible consequences for a first time felony charge of possession of an unlicensed firearm?

Pulled over for the lights being off, asked to step out of the car within 30 seconds for driving without a license. Searched the car and found a firearm, sat for about 40 minutes then detained both parties.

First time felony Ccw charge.

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Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Maximum penalty is 5 years in prison. Depending on circumstances and your history - you say this is your first felony - it's likely to be probation or a short jail period, plus fines, costs, and forfeiture of weapon.

Like any crime, there are defenses available. And too, the search of the vehicle should be scrutinized. It's important to obtain an attorney to help you as soon as possible for the best outcome.

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