Tasers and stun guns can be legal to own, carry, and use in Michigan, as long as people have the proper license and they follow all applicable laws. When people violate Michigan stun gun laws, they can face misdemeanor and felony charges, both of which may bring harsh penalties.
For those who want to carry stun guns legally in Michigan—and anyone accused of violating stun gun laws—knowing the ins and outs of these statutes and the related criminal charges can be integral to protecting their rights in and outside the courtroom. With that in mind, the following shares key information about stun gun laws, charges, and defense cases in Michigan.
As helpful as this information is, a 5-star Lansing criminal defense attorney at O’Keefe Law can provide more answers and case-specific advice whenever you need it.
Stun guns and tasers are devices that incapacitate targets with electrical currents. In Michigan, possessing stun guns and tasers was illegal prior to 2012, at which time an appeals court overturned a ban on these devices on grounds the ban was unconstitutional. Consequently, law-abiding Michiganders can currently own, carry, and use stun guns as long as they have:
Stun guns, like any legal weapon, cannot be carried in any place prohibited by state or federal law. This includes (and is not limited to):
Owning a stun gun without a valid CPL can be met with class F felony charges, which may be punishable by up to 4 years in prison and/or up to $2,000 in fines. Other charges associated with violating Michigan stun gun laws include:
If you or someone you love has been accused of illegal possession or use of a stun gun, you need a strong defense if you are serious about achieving the best possible outcomes. You need Lansing Gun Defense Lawyer Patrick William O’Keefe.
The truth is that, when you’re facing serious weapons charges, you can only clear your name by winning in court—and your lawyer is crucial to the success of your defense and the resolution in your case. At O’Keefe Law, we don’t just fight for shorter sentences. We aim for the best possible resolutions, including dismissals and acquittals.
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