Concealed Pistol License: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Feb. 10, 2022
Many residents of Troy, Michigan, own guns to protect themselves, their property, and their loved ones. Anyone who wants to legally carry a gun in Michigan must get a concealed pistol license (CPL), which allows Michigan residents to carry a concealed firearm.
The process of obtaining a CPL in Michigan can be rather complicated, especially for those who do not understand their rights and responsibilities under state law. Speak with a gun rights attorney who can explain Michigan gun laws and help you if you have problems with obtaining a CPL. At Redmond Law Group, I represent clients in Troy, Michigan, and elsewhere in Macomb and Oakland counties and help them understand their rights and responsibilities under state law.
What Is a Concealed Pistol License (CPL)?
Under Michigan law, anyone can get a concealed pistol license if they meet specific eligibility requirements. You need the license to legally carry a concealed pistol. Carrying a concealed gun without the CPL or any attempts to purchase a pistol without the license can result in criminal charges. In order to get a CPL in Michigan, the first step to take is to ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements. If you do, you can prepare and file an application with the county clerk in the county where you live.
Michigan law requires every applicant to sign the application for a concealed pistol license under oath, which is administered by the county clerk. State requirements for getting a CPL in Michigan include:
Your Rights When Possessing a CPL
Unlike other states, Michigan is a shall-issue state where CPLs are issued by county clerks. You will most likely be issued a concealed pistol license in Michigan if the following is true:
Your Responsibilities When Possessing a CPL
Having a concealed pistol license in Michigan comes with certain responsibilities, including:
How an Experienced Gun Rights Attorney Can Help You
As an experienced gun rights attorney at Redmond Law Group, I am committed to helping residents of Michigan get a CPL, appeal the denial of their application, and explain their rights and responsibilities under state law. Even if you do not meet eligibility requirements to get a concealed pistol license in Troy, Michigan, I can explain your options for restoring your gun rights. Get a case review today to discuss your particular situation.