Criminal Justice Information: Michigan Gun Laws

In Michigan, You May Be Able to Restore Your Gun Rights

Depending On Your Conviction, Your Gun Rights Can Be Restored
There are two ways that your gun rights can be restored depending on the original felony for which you were convicted.

Specified Felonies
If the felony is a specified felony then you must wait five year after successfully completing all terms of parole or probation and then you must apply for a hearing in front of the gun board for the county where you live. Specified felonies include:

  • Possession, distribution, or manufacture of a controlled substance
  • A felony offense involving the unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Unlawful use of an explosive
  • Burglary or breaking and entering of an occupied home
  • Battering or assaulting another person
  • Arson
Gun Board Hearing
At the gun board hearing, if you can prove by clear and convincing evidence that you are not a danger to the public, the gun board must restore your gun rights. In the event the board denies your application, you can then appeal that decision to the circuit court in the county where you live.

Not a Specified Felony
If your felony conviction in not a specified felony listed above, then your gun rights are automatically restored three years after successfully completing all conditions of probation or parole. Plus you do not have to appear before the county gun board.

Need Help Restoring Your 2nd Amendment Right to Possess a Gun
If you need help getting your gun rights back, call the Law Office of James G. Schmier. We can help you restore your rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution.

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