Felony Firearm Laws in Michigan

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Weapons – Felony Firearm

The Felony Firearm law, imposes harsh – consecutive – prison penalties. Felony Firearm charges are filed in combination with another felony. For example, if a person is charged with the felony, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, and is in possession of a firearm while possessing or selling cocaine, then Felony Firearm becomes an additional charge.

Felony Firearm in Michigan is proven when its shown that a person carried or possessed a firearm at the time he committed or attempted to commit a felony. Any felony. What then is a “firearm”? The word “firearm” includes any weapon which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by action of an explosive.

A Felony Firearm conviction carries a Mandatory 2 Years Prison Sentence according to Michigan Firearm Law. The 2 year prison sentence is served consecutively to the other felony conviction. This means the person first serves 2 years in prison for the felony firearm conviction, and then serves more time for the other felony conviction. The weapon is also forfeited to the government, and your right to carry a firearm is gone – if convicted.

Weapons – Second Offense Notice

A second conviction for Felony Firearm results in a Mandatory 5 Years in prison, consecutive to the prison imposed for the underlying felony conviction.

A third conviction for Felony Firearm results in a Mandatory 10 Years in prison, consecutive to the prison imposed for the underlying felony conviction.

The conviction also requires forfeiture of the weapons involved in the crime. If you have a prior felony conviction, high court misdemeanor or attempt to commit a felony, then your sentence can be enhanced under the Habitual Offender Statute.

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