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Felony Firearm Dismissed

Defense Attorney Chris Kessel Helps Client Avoid Mandatory Prison Time

At the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice a client stood in tears as the judge passed his sentence.  However, unlike in most cases, these were tears of joy.  The client had been charged with, among other things, one count of felony firearm.  This charge carries with it a mandatory term of 2 years in the Michigan Department of Corrections…aka prison.   Instead of accepting a sentence involving prison, or even jail, the client was sentenced to a term of probation.  Criminal defense attorney Chris Kessel was able to negotiate this resolution after receiving special consideration from the prosecutor’s Gun Board. 

The case arose from a dispute involving the client and some of his neighbors who had been harassing him.  On this particular instance, the client feared that he would be the victim of an assault, so he showed the neighbor his gun.  It was these actions that lead to the client being charged with felony firearm and felonious assault. 


The Gun Board is a special group of prosecutors whose job is to specifically review cases in which weapons charges are involved.  It is the rare case in which the Board takes actions.  That is exactly why you need an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney handling your case.  At Nessel and Kessel Law, we know what information the Gun Board wants to see when considering whether or not to remove weapons charges.  If you or a friend or family member has been charged with a weapons related felony, contact the attorneys at Nessel and Kessel Law for a free consultation today.   


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