Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

Elements of Offense - Ann Arbor, MI - Washtenaw County

The crime of Felon in Possession of a Firearm is committed when a convicted felon possesses or carries a firearm. Convicted felons that have not had their constitutional right to carry a firearm restored may be charged with both Felony Firearm (mandatory 2-year prison) and Felon in Possession of a Firearm simply by possessing a firearm. A person can be convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm even if he/she did not personally possess the firearm, as long as he/she had some access or control over the weapon used in the crime. A Felon in Possession of a Firearm charge can be dismissed if it has been more than 3 years since the end of your last felony probation term or if you have had your constitutional right to carry a firearm restored through the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department.

The crime of Felon in Possession of a Firearm is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. If you are convicted of the crime of Felon in Possession of a Firearm in Washtenaw County you can serve a prison, jail, or probationary sentence. However, the more prior felony convictions a person has, the more likely that person will serve prison time on a conviction of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.