Skilled And Experienced Defense Against Weapons Charges In Michigan
Many people think only of guns when they hear the term “weapons charges,” but nearly anything can be used as a weapon under Michigan law. For this and numerous other reasons, weapons offenses are common, whether they are related to possession, use or both.
If you’ve been charged with a weapons crime, contact the skilled attorneys at the West Michigan Defense Team. Our four attorneys have more than 85 years of combined legal experience, and we’ve helped thousands of clients fight or successfully resolve their serious criminal charges.
Assault With A Dangerous Weapon And Related Offenses
Judges tell juries that a dangerous weapon is any object that is used in a way that is likely to cause serious physical injury or death. While some objects, like guns, knives or bombs, are dangerous because they are specifically designed to cause harm, other seemingly peaceful objects can be used as dangerous weapons. It is the way the object is used that can elevate it to the level of a dangerous weapon.
Assaulting someone with a dangerous weapon is typically a felony offense in Michigan that carries significant penalties. It is vitally important to have our attorneys in your corner to assess your situation, advise and guide you, and obtain a favorable result should you find yourself charged with any sort of weapons-related offense.
Charges Related To Weapons Possession
You do not have to use a dangerous weapon in order to be charged. Our attorneys have represented many clients who have lawfully purchased and registered a weapon being charged with illegally carrying or transporting that weapon. This can mean having the weapon in your vehicle or on your person without properly securing it or having the authority to “carry concealed.” And while there may be no intent to do any harm with the weapon, it is still a felony offense to do so. That makes it all the more important to have competent capable attorneys who know how to effectively argue and advocate on your behalf and protect you from being burdened with a criminal record.
Talk To Us About Your Charges During A Free Consultation
The West Michigan Defense Team is based in Grand Rapids and serves clients throughout the surrounding region. To speak to one of our skilled attorneys about your charges and learn how we can help, contact us to schedule a free consultation. You can reach out online or call 616-723-0152.