Careless, Reckless, or Negligent Use of Firearms

The careless, reckless, or negligent use of a firearm that leads to the death or injury of another person is a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than two years, a $2,000 fine, or both, or up to one year in jail in the discretion of the court.

The careless, reckless, or negligent use of a firearm that leads to the destruction of another’s property is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail, a $100 fine, or both. If the cost of the destroyed property exceeded $50 then the offense is punishable by up to 1 year in jail, a $500 fine, or both.

Firearms must be used with all due caution and diligence for the safety and property of others.  The reckless or heedless or wilfull or wanton disregard for the safe use of a firearm is a misdemeanor.

In addition to the above penalties, the court may suspend the hunting privileges of an individual for up to three years.

MCL 752.861-4

If you have been charged with the careless, reckless, or negligent use of a firearm contact ArborYpsi Law at 734.883.9584 or at bernstein@arborypsilaw.com to speak with attorney Sam Bernstein and discuss your case.

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