Can I Face Additional Firearm Charges If I’m Arrested for Felonious Assault?

If you have been arrested for felonious assault in the state of Michigan, you might face additional charges if the crime involved a firearm. According to section 750.82 of the Michigan penal code:

“A person who assaults another person with a gun, revolver, pistol, knife, iron bar, club, brass knuckles, or other dangerous weapon without intending to commit murder or to inflict great bodily harm less than murder is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.”

If you commit an assault with a firearm in a weapon free school zone, you can be charged with a felony that is punishable by the following:

  • Up to four years in prison
  • Up to 150 hours of community service
  • A fine of up to $6,000

Under the law, a school is defined as “a public, private, denominational, or parochial school offering developmental kindergarten, kindergarten, or any grade from 1 through 12.”

The following things can be considered “school property”:

  • Buildings
  • Playgrounds
  • Fields
  • Property used for instructional purposes
  • Property used for school sponsored functions and events

Any property and vehicles used by a school to transport students are also considered part of a “weapon free school zone.”

Felony Offense Lawyers in Michigan

At Prain Law, PLLC, our lawyers know that being charged for felony assault is a serious matter that can impact your entire life. That is why we are here to assist you and make sure all of your rights are fully protected. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys can review the details of your case and build a strong legal defense so you can pursue the justice you deserve.

Call (248) 731-4543 to request a free case consultation with our legal professionals in Michigan.


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