If I had a deferred prosecution in a domestic battery case, can I qualify for a weapons permit?

Asked on March 2, 2012 under Criminal Law, Florida


Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

In Michigan, anyone charged with domestic violence may have their weapons confiscated upon arrest. Upon a plea of guilty or a conviction of domestic violence, a persons gun or weapons permit may be revoked. Thus, even with a deferred sentence or prosecution for domestic violence, you may find it difficult to qualify for a weapons permit. The issue is whether or not having a charge of domestic violence makes you a threat to yourself or others. Speak with a local criminal defense attorney or gun board in your area to determine your chances of qualifying. 

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