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CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON – CCW

A person shall not carry a dagger, dirk, stiletto, a double-edged non folding stabbing instrument of any length, or any other dangerous weapon, except a hunting knife adapted and carried as such, concealed on or about his or her person, or whether concealed or otherwise in any vehicle operated or occupied by the person, except in his or her dwelling house, place of business or on other land possessed by the person.

A person shall not carry a pistol concealed on or about his or her person, or, whether concealed or otherwise, in a vehicle operated or occupied by the person, except in his or her dwelling house, place of business, or on other land possessed by the person, without a license to carry the pistol as provided by law and if licensed, shall not carry the pistol in a place or manner inconsistent with any restrictions upon such license.

Carrying a concealed weapon is considered a felony, and falls under MCL 750.227.

PENALTY
CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON 

A person who is found to be carrying a concealed weapon is guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or by a fine of not more than $2,500.00.

DEFENSES
CARRYING A CONCEALED WEAPON  

  • The weapon was not concealed
  • The accused was were on his/her property
  • The accused had a valid concealed pistol license. 
  • The accused did not knowingly possess the concealed weapon