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Legal Information: Michigan
Updated: December 7, 2020
What is the penalty for violating the firearm laws?
Anyone who owns, has, or buys a gun or ammunition in violation of Michigan’s firearm law can be punished by a fine of up to $5,000, prison time for up to five years, or both.1
Also, under Michigan state law, if there is a firearm restriction written into the terms of a personal protection order, the abuser can be held in contempt for violating that term (or any other term of the PPO). The punishment for contempt can be jail time of up to 93 days, a fine of up to $500, or both.2
1 MCL §§ 750.224f(5); 750.224f(6)
2 MCL § 600.2950(23)
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