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.
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 (https://www.glgmichigan.com/
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