Seizing a Pistol In Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo

At Willis Law we are committed to protecting the rights of gun owners and helping them put their lives back together after facing criminal charges. Most of our clients are professionals, military members and students who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Pistols involved in the commission of a crime or even pistols that just happen to be around during an arrest are often seized by police officers. Once the underlying criminal law issue is resolved, many are left unsure of how they can get their pistol back or find themselves frustrated with the red tape and roadblocks in their way.

Gun Seizure Defense Representation

At Willis Law, we provide skilled criminal defense representation throughout West Michigan. You can rely on our attorneys to do everything we can to ensure you get your pistol back after resolving any other criminal law issues you face.

When Is Seizing a Pistol Allowed?

A pistol may be seized and forfeited for any violation with one exception: the officer should not seize the pistol for failing to carry the pistol license if the person has a valid Michigan driver's license or ID and the pistol license is verified in the LEIN system.

The office may still issue the gun holder a civil infraction for failure to carry his or her pistol license. If the officer cannot verify that a license has been issued, the pistol can be seized. The person has 45 days to produce the license, or the pistol may be forfeited.

Protecting Your Hand Gun and Your Rights

To learn more about how our lawyers can help you protect your rights, contact us today for a free initial consultation. We have office locations in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Paw Paw.  

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