The state of Michigan takes weapons charges very seriously. With a felony firearm conviction, you must do a mandatory two-year prison sentence before you do any other sentence for other crimes you may also be convicted for. A second conviction carries a mandatory five-year minimum sentence. There are stiffer penalties if a firearm is illegally in your possession while committing other crimes. The best course of action for dealing with felony firearms is an aggressive criminal defense dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for your situation. Matthew L. Norwood has years of experience defending clients from criminal charges, and has successfully reduced sentences and dismissed charges.
As an experienced lawyer, Attorney Norwood will fully investigate your case including if the weapon was found through unlawful search and seizure, if the gun was loaded, and if you knew the weapon was in your possession. As your legal representative, he will make sure your rights are protected.
Matthew Norwood has experience with a wide range of firearm charges including unlawful possession of a firearm in a car, federal felon in possession of a firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW), drinking while carrying a concealed weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, and gun permit violations. Contacting an experienced criminal defense attorney may be the only way to protect your constitutional rights and obtain the most favorable outcome at trial.
Our second amendment gives Americans the right to bear arms, but the state of Michigan regulates that right in an attempt to provide a safe community. The result is a number of felony firearm charges that carry a two year minimum prison term for a first offense, and a five year minimum prison term for a subsequent offense. Firearm charges in Michigan include unlawful possession of a firearm in a car, federal felon in possession of a firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW), drinking while carrying a concealed weapon, assault with a deadly weapon and gun permit violations. In addition, if the firearm in question was in possession during another crime, the defendant faces much stricter penalties and longer prison time.
If you are facing firearms charges, the most important thing you can do is get an aggressive criminal defense attorney. Matthew L. Norwood has experience defending clients from firearm charges. He will investigate your case to ensure your rights have been protected from illegal searches, invalid warrants, and mishandling of evidence. Attorney Norwood will build your case to reach the best possible outcome for you.
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