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Felon Possessing or Distributing Firearms

MCL 750.224f provides the rules for possessing firearms or distribution of ammunition by person convicted of felony:

  • A person convicted of a felony shall not possess, use, transport, sell, purchase, carry, ship, receive, or distribute a firearm in this state until 3 years after all of the following circumstances exist:
    • The person has paid all fines imposed for the violation.
    • The person has served all terms of imprisonment imposed for the violation.
    • The person has successfully completed all conditions of probation or parole imposed for the violation.
  • A person convicted of a “specified felony” shall not possess, use, transport, sell, purchase, carry, ship, receive, or distribute a firearm in this state until all of the following circumstances exist:
    • The expiration of 5 years after all of the following circumstances exist:
      • The person has paid all fines imposed for the violation.
      • The person has served all terms of imprisonment imposed for the violation.
      • The person has successfully completed all conditions of probation or parole imposed for the violation.
    • The person's right to possess, use, transport, sell, purchase, carry, ship, receive, or distribute a firearm has been restored.
  • A "specified felony" means a felony in which 1 or more of the following circumstances exist:
    • An element of that felony is the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another, or that by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against the person or property of another may be used in the course of committing the offense.
    • An element of that felony is the unlawful manufacture, possession, importation, exportation, distribution, or dispensing of a controlled substance.
    • An element of that felony is the unlawful possession or distribution of a firearm.
    • An element of that felony is the unlawful use of an explosive.
    • The felony is burglary of an occupied dwelling, or breaking and entering an occupied dwelling, or arson.

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Melissa Goodrich
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