What Gun Rights Do I Have After Being Convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct in Michigan?

Michigan Law Restricts Convicted Felons’ Gun Ownership Rights

The right to bear arms is an important Constitutional freedom. However, for people who are convicted of felony crimes in the state of Michigan, it is a revocable privilege.

According to Michigan Penal Code section 750.224(f), your gun ownership rights may be restricted if you are convicted of a felony crime. However, being convicting of any type of felony does not automatically strip you of all your Second Amendment rights and, even if your rights are restricted, they may not be taken away entirely.

Felony Crimes that Result in Gun Ownership Restrictions

Your gun rights may be restricted or revoked altogether if you are found guilty of criminal sexual conduct or any other felony criminal episode involving any of the following:

  • Arson
  • Burglary, breaking and entering, or other intrusion
  • Illegal manufacturing, possession, or distribution of a controlled substance
  • Illegal possession or sale of a gun
  • Illegal use of explosives
  • Use, attempted use, or threatened use of force

If you are convicted of a felony crime involving any of the above, you may not be able to own, use, transport, distribute, or buy any sort of gun or ammo until at least five years after you have served your sentence and done all of the following:

  • Paid all fines and court fees
  • Served your jail or prison sentence
  • Completed your parole and probation requirements
  • Obtained official reinstatement of your second amendment rights from a Michigan circuit court

If convicted of a felony crime not involving any of the aforementioned offenses, you will only have to wait three years to regain your second amendment rights and you will not have to have them reinstated by a Michigan circuit court.

Other Rights You May Lose if Convicted of a Felony

In addition to putting your second amendment rights in jeopardy, being convicted of a felony can also be a threat to your right to vote, your right to serve on a jury, your ability to hold a Michigan liquor or gaming license, your ability to join the military, and more.

However, you can avoid being stripped of your gun ownership rights and other privileges by securing representation from a skilled criminal defense attorney in your area.

Call (248) 731-4543 to Speak to a Criminal Sexual Conduct Attorney in Detroit

At Prain Law, PLLC, we have been serving people accused of criminal sexual conduct (CSC) for many years, and we are prepared to plead your cause in court. If you are being charged with felony CSC, you are currently at risk of losing your gun ownership rights and having other important privileges taken away, in addition to serving time in prison and paying thousands of dollars in fines. However, you are not doomed to experience such harsh punishment.

When you call Prain Law, PLLC for help, we get to work right away and do everything we can to help you craft a strong case in your defense. Don’t wait a moment longer to get the help you need.

Call (248) 731-4543 or send us an email to receive a free consultation with a Detroit criminal sexual conduct attorney.


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