Criminal Defense Attorney Daniel T. Geherin Discusses "CCW" and "CPL" Laws in Michigan

If you're being investigated or charged with weapons or CCW charges in Washtenaw County or throughout Southeastern Michigan, contact Dan Geherin.
By: Geherin Law Group, PLLC.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - March 1, 2021 - PRLog -- Many Michigan residents are proud gun owners. People use and rely on guns for a wide range of recreation, hunting, and protection purposes. However, these same Michigan residents often get into serious legal trouble when they transport or carry those guns improperly or unlawfully. And the problem often comes by misinterpreting their rights and responsibilities relating to owning and registering guns vs. carrying guns in a public place.

Part of the confusion comes in the acronyms thrown around in Michigan weapons law.  "CPL" stands for Concealed Pistol License, and is the license a Michigan resident can obtain to carry a gun in a concealed manner (i.e., in the person's pocket or clothing; or in the passenger compartment of his vehicle). Obtaining a CPL permit requires paperwork, attendance at classes, and an application and security clearing in the person's county of application.

In contrast, "CCW" stands for Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and is the criminal statute (MCL 750.22) that prohibits carrying a weapon (including a handgun) in a concealed fashion (on the person or in the vehicle) without obtaining a CPL permit. This is a felony statute, carrying with it up to 5 years in a state prison along with several other collateral consequences.  Learn more here (

Geherin Law Group:

Dan Geherin, owner of the Geherin Law Group, PLLC. (GLGMichigan) in Ann Arbor, is an affiliate attorney with the Armed Citizens Legal Network. Dan has prosecuted and defended thousands of gun cases in his 25-year criminal justice career. As a former prosecutor, Dan prosecuted gun offenses while assigned to two anti-gang units.  As a board-certified criminal defense attorney, Dan has defended hundreds of CCW allegations in courtrooms throughout Southeastern Michigan.

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Location:Ann Arbor - Michigan - United States
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