Troy Michigan City Criminal Ordinances – Firearms

The following are misdemeanor offenses related to firearms that are regularly prosecuted by the Troy Michigan city attorney under the Troy Michigan local ordinances.  The numbers listed below are from the Troy Criminal Code:

98.13.01  Transport or Possess Firearms.  No person shall transport or possess a firearm in a vehicle unless the firearm is unloaded in both barrel and magazine and carried in the luggage compartment of the vehicle.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500.

Exception.  This section does not apply to persons authorized by federal or state law to transport or possess firearms.

98.13.02  Firearms in Public.  No person shall carry a firearm unless  it is unloaded in both barrel and magazine and in a case.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500.

Exception.  This section does not apply to persons authorized by federal or state law to transport or possess firearms.

98.13.03  Person Under 18 – Purchase of Firearms.  No person under the age of 18 shall purchase, carry, or transport a firearm in any public place.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500.

98.13.04  Sell Firearms to Person Under 18.  No person shall sell a firearm to any person under 18 years of age.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500.

98.13.05  Discharge of Firearms.  No person shall discharge any firearm or bow and arrow in the City of Troy.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500.

​Exception.  This section does not apply to persons lawfully acting in the defense of persons or property or the enforcement of law or as otherwise authorized by this Chapter, or at an established range that has been approved by the Troy City Council.

According to Troy Criminal Code 98.01.03, in addition to the penalties provided above, the court may impose any sanction or remedial measure provided in state law for misdemeanor offenses.

A person who aids, abets, counsels, commands, or procures the commission of the above offenses shall be punished as if that person were the principal.  A principal is a person who commits any of the above listed offenses.  The word “person” includes any individual, co-partnership, corporation, association, club, joint venture, estate, trust, and any other group or combination acting as a unit, and the individuals constituting such group or unit.

When charged with an offense related to firearms in Troy, Michigan it is important to hire an experienced local criminal lawyer to assist you.  An experienced criminal lawyer may be able to help you avoid a criminal conviction and a harsh result, depending upon the circumstances of your case.

 

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