Case Conclusion Date:October 9, 2008
Practice Area:Criminal Defense
Description:Defendant was charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon, a five year felony. In Michigan, unless contradicted by local ordinance, it is not a crime to carry a hand gun that is NOT concealed. This does not mean that one may brandish a weapon (e.g., waive it around for no good reason). In this case, the defendant was carrying a hand gun in plain sight. Therefore no crime was committed. The name of the defendant is not provided to protect the rights of the accused.