CCW and CPL Laws Lawyers Defending Concealed Pistol License Holders
Protecting the Right to Keep And Bear Arms
The Second Amendment is serious to our Michigan CCW lawyers, and we represent clients in Greater Kalamazoo, Greater Grand Rapids, Greater Berrien County and Greater St. Joseph in CCW and CPL criminal defense cases, including felony firearm possession, reckless discharge of a firearm and felonious assault.
Knowledgeable Attorneys Protecting Your Rights
If you have a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) in Michigan, you are authorized to carry a concealed weapon (CCW). The right to carry a weapon comes with many responsibilities. To learn about Michigan's concealed pistol regulations or apply for a concealed pistol license, please review the following information:
- Concealed pistol license information
- Concealed pistol license application
- Requirements when stopped
- Notice of suspension
- Seizing a pistol
- Pistol free zones
- Carrying a concealed weapon while under the influence
- CCW reciprocity
- CCW FAQ
The criminal defense attorneys of the Aggressive Criminal Defense Law Firm represent CPL holders who are accused of violating their responsibilities under Michigan's CCW laws or committing other weapons violations.
If you have been arrested or have received a notice of suspension of your CPL, please call our toll-free number, 888-211-4326, for a free initial consultation. If you need our help right away after hours call our 24-hour line at 877-388-6693.
We Don't Just Defend Clients — We Are CCW and CPL Holders as Well
We understand the rights of Michigan gun owners and know how to protect them. Our attorneys are card-carrying members of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
- Attorney Shaun Patrick Willis is a lifelong firearms enthusiast and a CPL holder who teaches the legal portion of concealed weapons training courses.
- The Aggressive Criminal Defense Law Firm is proud to be one of three law firms in the state endorsed by the Private Investigators Association of Michigan.
CCW and CPL cases involving traffic stops: When pulled over on the road, law-abiding firearms owners can easily forget to tell the police officer that there is a weapon in the vehicle. Failure to announce to the officer that you have a CPL or CCW and are legally carrying a weapon can result in a civil infraction or misdemeanor.
Carrying under the influence: We also defend CCW and CPL holders who are arrested for carrying under the influence of alcohol. If your blood alcohol content is .02 or higher, you can be charged with a misdemeanor.
Consequences for discharging a weapon: If you fire your weapon, you can expect to be investigated, even if you were completely within your rights. It is important to obtain the advice and counsel of an attorney who has a background in firearms law and the use of deadly force. Prosecutors in today's world will charge you for a crime even if the discharge of the firearm was an accident.
When police don't understand: We have found that the police are not always familiar with the nuances of CCW, CPL and other firearms laws. Our knowledge of your Second Amendment rights and your rights as a permitted gun owner has helped us prove to authorities that our clients were not, in fact, violating any law.
Whether you were charged with carrying a weapon in a weapon-free zone, brandishing a firearm or failing to disclose a prior conviction on your CCW and CPL application, you can rely on our experience, knowledge and commitment to success.
Contact a Michigan Conceal and Carry Lawyer for a Free Initial Consultation
To arrange a free initial consultation about your case, please contact us by e-mail, call 269-743-1978 or call toll free at 888-211-4326. From offices in Kalamazoo, Paw Paw and Grand Rapids, our lawyers represent gun owners throughout western Michigan. We offer discounts to students, seniors and members of the military.