Felony Firearm

Elements of Offense - Ann Arbor, MI - Washtenaw County

The crime of Felony Firearm is committed when a person possesses or carries a firearm while committing or attempting to commit another felony offense. This crime can be charged along with any number of felony charges when a firearm was somehow involved in the alleged offense. Convicted felons that have not had their constitutional right to carry a firearm restored may be charged with Felony Firearm simply by possessing a firearm. A person can be convicted of Felony Firearm even if he/she did not personally possess the firearm during the commission of the felony, as long as he/she had some access or control over the weapon used in the crime. If you are convicted of the crime of Felony Firearm, you will serve a mandatory 2 year prison sentence. Judges have no discretion to decrease your sentence on this charge. Your only option is to win an acquittal.