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Felony Firearm Charge Reduced For Detroit Man

Oct 05, 2015, by Maurice Davis in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Felony, Firearms Charges

A man from Detroit recently contacted Michigan criminal defense lawyer Maurice Davis in a firearms case. The state of Michigan has an open carry law requiring any firearm to be visible and in a holster. The man was on the street carrying his visible firearm and continued to get into his vehicle. At this point, it was no longer considered an open carry and the man did not have a concealed weapon permit as required by Michigan law. His neighbors called the police and he was arrested on the spot.

The construction worker was the sole provider for his family and was caring for his 15-year-old sister and sick mother at the time of his offense. He was looking at a serious felony that would result in a five-year sentence if convicted. Under no position to go to jail and leave his family, the man feared the worst. Davis responded in a quick, dedicated manner and represented the man with a strong defense. Using his extensive knowledge, he was able to successfully negotiate his felony charge down to a misdemeanor. His client was free of all jail time and only saw a few hours of community service and probation. The man does not have a felony firearm charge on his record.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.