Legal Question in Criminal Law in Michigan

using handguns and long guns in Michigan.

I have 2 felonies on my record that happened at the same time. The felonies involved breaking into cars and stealing radar detectors. I've since gone to college, became a Doctor,and have had no infractions what so ever for the past 22 years. The gun laws in Michigan seem to say two things. One statment says a non violent felon can own guns after 5-8 years or something. But the very next line says you can't own a gun if you've ''ever'' been convicted of a felony. I called the local police and they said the gun board looks at every case apart from others. The guy at the gun ranges says Since I can go through the federal check and its o.k. the local guys will say its o.k. I was wondering if sounds right or not? I just don't want to put the time and effort into taking the classes and fingerprints, etc. to get a big ''NO'' Can you give me some insight on this? Thanks in advance either way.

Asked on 1/18/09, 10:36 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Charles Kronzek Kronzek & Cronkright P.L.L.C.

Re: using handguns and long guns in Michigan.

Here's the most important insight -

Since most people don't call a plumber for medical advice, you should not seek legal advice from "the guy at the gun ranges" or from the police. They aren't any more qualified to dispense legal advice than they are to dispense narcotics.

Second, you should seek legal advice from a competent attorney that has dealt with people that have had their gun rights restored after felony convictions.

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Answered on 1/18/09, 12:16 pm

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