Discharge Firearm in Building
Discharge Firearm in Building is a serious felony in Michigan. Not only is there certain property damage, but the potential for injuring another person is extremely high. The accidental discharge of a weapon is a valid defense to this charge. Someone who fires a round into a nearby building while cleaning a weapon should not be charged with this crime. The firing of the weapon must be an intentional act, not an accident.
If the Prosecution cannot prove you intentionally fired the weapon at the building, you will be found not guilty.
There are additional defenses to the charge of Discharge Firearm in Building. You should contact Patrick S. Fragel, Attorney at Law, P.C. to discuss all your defenses to the charge before pleading guilty.
If convicted of Discharge Firearm in Building, you could face up to 10 years in prison. You would also be responsible for paying restitution for any property damage and be subject to the consequences of a felony conviction in Michigan.
Firearms – Discharge in or at a Building Causing Injury or Death
A conviction for Discharge of a Firearm in or at a Building Causing Injury carries the potential for a long-term prison sentence. When the firing of a weapon at, or inside of a building causes injury, there is additional elements for the Prosecutor to prove. There must be proof that the weapon was fired by the suspect, that he knew the building was occupied, and that the firing of the weapon caused injury to another.
If convicted of Discharge of a Firearm in or at a Building Causing Injury, you could face up to 15 years in prison, and the additional consequences of a felony conviction in Michigan.
If convicted of Discharge Firearm in Building Causing Death, you could face up to Life in prison, or any term of years.
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