Fighting For Your Constitutional Rights In Weapon Offense Cases

Antigun laws have resulted in many people being wrongfully or excessively charged with firearm crimes. As a United States citizen, you have a constitutional right to bear arms — and that's why it's important to stand your ground and work with an experienced gun lawyer when you're facing weapons charges in Michigan.

At G. M. Gabry Law, we have been defending gun owners in the great state of Michigan for nearly four decades. Our tenacious legal team will vigorously defend you against any and all weapons charges. We won't back down from a fight and will work diligently to protect your constitutional rights in Kalamazoo and Portage.

Concealed Carry Laws In Michigan

Gun owners have every right to apply for and receive a concealed carry permit if you meet the qualifications. But one of the common mistakes some gun owners make is not understanding when and where you can have that firearm. Michigan has "prohibited premises" restrictions and circumstances that may make possession problematic. These locations include:

  • Schools and school property
  • Day care centers (public or private)
  • Sports arenas and stadiums
  • Bars, pubs and other liquor-driven businesses
  • Entertainment facilities with 25,000 or greater capacity
  • Hospitals
  • College campuses, including dormitories
  • Casinos
  • Banks
  • Courthouses

In many of these locations, it is permissible to carry a firearm inside a vehicle or leave it secured in a parking lot. It's also unlawful to carry a concealed weapon when you're blood alcohol content is .02 or higher. And similar to drunk driving laws, law enforcement officers have "implied consent" to subject you to a Breathalyzer test if you have a concealed carry permit and they suspect you've been drinking. Furthermore, the criminal penalties for a CPL violation range from a $100 fine up to four years in prison and the revocation of your CPL permit.

Defending Against Illegal Weapons Charges

Criminal allegations have become a tipping point for gun owners because the state presses excessive and unnecessary charges in many cases. That's why it's in your best interest to have an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your freedom when facing gun charges.

Being convicted of a weapons crime can result in hefty fines and a lengthy prison sentence. At G. M. Gabry Law, we provide a strong legal defense that often prompts prosecutors to work out a suitable plea agreement in advance of trial. When they won't be reasonable, however, we're ready to take them to trial. If you have been charged with a weapons crime, contact us online or call 269-389-9113 today. From our office in Portage, we represent people charged with weapons offenses throughout Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan.