Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felony Firearm: Detroit

Felony Firearm Lawyer - MichiganCharge (Count 1): Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW)
Felony: Imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine of not more than $2,500.00, or both
Charge (Count 2): Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Felony: Imprisonment for 5 years or $5,000, or both
Charge (Count 3): Felony Firearm
Felony: 2 Years consecutively and preceding any term of imprisonment imposed for the felony or attempted felony conviction
Court: Wayne County Circuit Court
TRIAL: Two day Jury Trial
Disposition: NOT GUILTY as to Count 2, NOT GUILTY as to Count 3, GUILTY as to Count 1 only. Probation, no jail.
Note: The jury’s verdict in this case suggests that while the defendant “carried” a concealed weapon, he somehow did not “possess” it, which is not only confusing but highly noteworthy because, had the jury found “possession”, the defendant faced a minimum of two (2) years in prison. Based on the jury verdict, the defendant’s sentencing guidelines started at zero (0) months of jail and capped out at seven (7) months.