Over the past couple of months we at NRPC have been defending an individual charged with carrying a concealed weapon contrary to Michigan law. I know what many of you might be thinking: “What’s the defense? A guy carrying a concealed weapon without a permit – pretty cut and dry.” And herein lies the rub. Our client POSSESSED and currently possesses a valid concealed weapons permit. You read that right: Our client is charged with carrying a concealed weapon even though he had/has a valid permit to do so. Granted, the permit was issued by Pennsylvania, which, according to the Oakland Prosecutor’s office, makes it invalid. Yet, even the police department, in their official report, admitted that his permit was valid. Despite (and perhaps in spite of) these facts, the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office brought formal charges – due to the fact that his permit wasn’t issued by Michigan.
To date we have filed 4 separate Motions and Briefs totaling over 150 pages of writing (including attachments), including a lengthy and in-depth Brief arguing the unconstitutionality of both the law and this charge in light of the recent Supreme Court Case of McDonald v. City of Chicago, 2010 U.S. LEXIS 5523 (June 28th, 2010).
Please find a copy of our Brief here: Motion and Brief to Dismiss on Constitutional Grounds
We strongly believe in your 2nd Amendment Rights and Neil Rockind, P.C. is extremely experienced in handling all types of weapon offenses. If you or a loved one is faced with a criminal charge or an investigation by any policing agency regarding a weapons offense, please contact Neil Rockind, P.C. at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office directly at 248-208-3800.