Experienced Michigan Lawyers Defend Clients Facing Weapons Charges

Established Detroit law firm upholds your Second Amendment rights

Although the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense, the federal government and individual states can place limitations on that right. If you’re suspected of violating a firearms law, you could be facing years in prison and other serious repercussions. Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan is committed to representing people facing weapons charges. Our experienced lawyers in Detroit understand what it takes to win cases. Our thoughtfully developed defense strategies and out-of-court negotiation skills can help you secure either a reduction of charges or an acquittal. With more than 30 years of experience, we bring keen legal insights to each case.

Committed counselors represent Michigan residents on all types of weapons charges

Compared to the laws of some other states, Michigan’s weapons laws are somewhat less restrictive. For example, there is no waiting period required to purchase a gun. However, residents are still bound by laws regulating the purchase, possession and carrying of firearms. Our firm has experience handling all types of weapons charges. We provide a strong defense for individuals charged with:

  • Unlawful firearms possession
  • Unlawful carrying of firearms in prohibited places
  • Unlawful manufacture, distribution or use of prohibited ammunition
  • Unlawful weapon modification

Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan also represents clients accused of federal crimes, including violations of the National Firearms Act (NFA) and the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. Our investigative resources and the in-depth legal knowledge of our attorneys enable us to pursue a favorable outcome for our clients.

Proven advocates can help mitigate legal penalties

If you are convicted of weapons charges in Michigan, you face severe legal consequences. The following are a few examples:

  • Felony possession of a short-barreled shotgun — Five years in prison
  • Felony use of armor-piercing ammunition — Four years in prison
  • Felony possession of a semiautomatic firearm converted to fully automatic — Four years in prison
  • Misdemeanor possession of any firearm in a prohibited location — Ninety days in jail

These charges can also result in hefty fines. In addition, convicted felons face an uphill battle when trying to secure employment, housing and other basic needs after release from prison. Our criminal defense attorneys are committed to improving your chances of preserving your freedom. In defending you, we may be able to assert that:

  • The evidence was obtained illegally.
  • The arrest was unlawful.
  • Any incriminating statements were unlawfully obtained.
  • An alleged fully automatic weapon is not, in fact, fully automatic.

Our firm offers a free initial consultation to people facing weapons charges. When we meet with you, we ensure you understand what’s at stake and can have confidence in our ability to lay the groundwork for an effective defense. Contact us as soon as possible after an arrest or learning of an investigation so that we may get to work immediately on your behalf.

Contact a skilled Michigan criminal defense attorney for a weapons charge

If you face a weapons charge, don’t risk your future with an inexperienced attorney. Contact the seasoned legal team at Federal Criminal Attorneys of Michigan. Our main office is located in the Guardian Building in downtown Detroit but we are also available to meet you in Taylor, Southfield and Royal Oak. For a free consultation, call us at 313-329-5847 or contact us online.