Gun or Weapon charges

Detroit Gun & Weapons Lawyer Kevin Bessant

Detroit Gun & Weapons Lawyer Kevin BessantThe Law Office Kevin Bessant & Associates knows that gun laws can be very strict at both the State and Federal level. Detroit Gun & Weapons Lawyer Kevin Bessant has had substantial success in defending those charged with various weapons offenses in Michigan. Penalties for CCW (carrying concealed weapon) and weapons convictions in Michigan are harsh, often including mandatory jail or prison time if convicted. Felony Firearm and Felon in Possession criminal charges carry additional penalties that can lead to a criminal conviction and prison.


If you have been investigated, arrested, or charged with a gun charge, weapons charge, or  CCW (Carrying concealed weapon) in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Livingston County, Monroe County, or Washtenaw County, call Kevin Bessant IMMEDIATELY! The worst thing you can do if facing a gun or weapons charge is to do nothing at all. Attorney’s at The Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates are here to help you with your defense and win your case!


Detroit Gun or Weapons Charges Lawyer Kevin Bessant Can Help You Avoid Jail


Call Kevin Bessant to Avoid Jail and a Weapons Convictions. Did you know that a weapons offense is also considered an assaultive offense that can lead to the loss of employment, loss of your right to possess or carry a handgun, and the loss of your freedom!! Do not risk your future or take chances against the prosecution without first calling or consulting the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates first. Click Here To Call US NOW! 313-658-8159


Common Weapons Charges Include


Kevin Bessant has successfully defended several Possession of a Concealed Weapon offenses throughout the State of Michigan. This offense is commonly known as a “CCW”. In Michigan, it is unlawful to carry a firearm or other “dangerous weapon” without a valid license. Unfortunately, many otherwise law abiding citizens fall victim to this offense due to their lack of understanding of Michigan’s gun licensing laws or inability to obtain a permit to carry a pistol or firearm. A person convicted of a CCW offense can face up to five years in Prison!


Avoid Jail! Kevin Bessant understands that sometimes bad things happen to good people. Allow the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates to defend you with his aggressive court-room litigation skills; ability to challenge the police and government prosecution; and his desire to fight for the dismissal of your case!


Kevin Bessant has the litigation experience you need to successfully defend your weapons charges. We understand that a large number of criminal offenses involve weapons charges that can seriously impact your freedom and future. We also understand the many of our clients have been wrongfully accused and targeted and rely on us to defend their rights and protect their freedom and livelihood in court.


Do not simply “plea bargain” your future away with a gun or weapons conviction. A weapons conviction can still be considered a “violent” crime or assault crime and can cause severe harm to your reputation, freedom and criminal record. Contact the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates today to aggressively challenge the Police and Government Prosecution and defend your rights in court!


Detroit DUI Attorney Kevin Bessant

Detroit DUI Lawyer Kevin BessantDetroit DUI Lawyer Kevin Bessant understands the anxiety and stress that comes along with the legal woes of being arrested or charged with a DUI in Michigan. Individuals who drink and drive are subject to strict laws and the penalties can be very harsh, including time in jail or prison, expensive fines, driver license sanctions, driver responsibility costs, higher insurance rates, very expensive court costs, and extensive alcohol and substance abuse treatment.


If you have been charged with a Misdemeanor or Felony DUI or alcohol related charge in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Monroe County, Livingston County, or Washtenaw County, please call our office immediately at 313-658-8159 or you can choose a free online consultation. Do not handle your DUI or alcohol related offense alone or with an inexperienced attorney without first speaking with us first.


Detroit DUI Lawyer Kevin Bessant Will Challenge Your Case In Court!!!

Lawyer Kevin Bessant takes each drunk driving case seriously to ensure that you are given a fair shake with the law in your defense. As a highly successful lawyer, he refuses to simply “plead you out” and assume that you were automatically intoxicated just because the police and test results allege you were.


Did you know that there are several defenses to a DUI arrest to aide in your case?


Did you know that police officer’s tend to make several errors during a traffic stop, and often fail to administer your breathalyzer rights and chemical tests properly?


Did you know that these errors and improper procedures are important aspects of your defense? Even if the evidence against you is strong, the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates will evaluate every aspect of your case to help you reach the best possible outcome in court. If you have been arrested for DUI, OWI, OWVI or Drunk Driving, learn more about your rights during a DUI arrest and contact our office immediately so we can begin working on your behalf.


A DUI charge deserves to be challenged and contested in court. If you have been arrested or charged with drunk driving in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, or Monroe County, contact Kevin Bessant immediately for a free case evaluation.


In Michigan, if a driver has a blood alcohol content level measuring .08% or higher then officers can make an arrest and charge the driver with an “OWI” (Operating While Intoxicated). The following are typical drunk driving charges a driver can face in Michigan:

  • OWI Causing Death
  • OWI Causing Serious Personal Injury
  • OWI with Occupant Under Age 16 (Child Endangerment)
  • OWI with High Blood Alcohol Content (Super Drunk with BAC .17 or greater)
  • OWPD (Operate With Presence of Schedule 1 Controlled Substance or Cocaine)
  • OWI (Operating While Intoxicated with BAC .08% or greater)
  • OWVI (Operating While Visibly Impaired)
  • Zero Tolerance, Under Age 21 with BAC .02% – .07%

If you have been charged with any of the above offenses, contact the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates to discuss your case! Do not face the treacherous road of a DUI charge alone or with inexperienced counsel.


Charged Under Michigan’s Super Drunk Driving Law?


Charged with Super Drunk Driving? Allow Kevin Bessant help you avoid jail and aggressively defend your DUI Charges!


Under Michigan’s new Super Drunk Driving or “High BAC” law, a person who has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .17% or higher may be charged with a Super Drunk offense. Unlike a standard OWI, a person charged with Super Drunk Driving may face up to 180 days (6 Months) of jail, increased fines and costs, and a mandatory lengthy suspension of driver’s license. Detroit DUI Attorney Kevin Bessant will challenge the police findings and chemical tests of your High BAC offense to seek dismissal of your charges or win your case at trial.


While the best defense against a drunk driving charge is to avoid driving after a period of drinking, we understand that bad things will sometimes happen to good people. In the case of drunk driving defense, avoiding the penalties associated with a Super Drunk Driving conviction is of the utmost importance.


Penalties for Drunk Driving Convictions


The penalties issued by the courts and the State of Michigan for a Detroit DUI Drunk Driving offense can depend on several factors such as whether a person has any prior DUI offenses; whether the drunk driving caused an accident, serious injuries, or death; and even the Judge or jurisdiction in which the DUI occurred.


A DUI can become a felony if you are charged with your third offense or if a death is involved as a result of the drunk driving. Allow the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates to help you avoid and minimize the penalties and risks associated with a DUI conviction by aggressively fighting your charge.


Most arrests for a DUI, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is an automatic license restriction or suspension for a specified amount of time. The most common penalties can include:

  • Jail or prison
  • Probation and large fines
  • Court ordered alcohol programs and drug testing
  • Suspension or revocation of a drivers license
  • Vehicle ignition locking device
  • Vehicle impoundment
  • State of Michigan Driver Responsibility Fees
  • Increased Court Costs
  • Increased Insurance Rates
  • Community Service
  • Mandatory drug and alcohol counseling

Do not risk your reputation or criminal record. We have successfully defended against several DUI charges and has represented persons from all walks of life and professions. With your future at stake, it is critical to have an experienced defense attorney who can attack the police arrest reports, sobriety test administration procedures, and other evidence produced by the police and prosecution. Attorney’s at the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates are waiting to help you! Call Today!

Media Update: Michigan DUI Attorney Kevin Bessant was recently interviewed by Fox 2 News Detroit concerning the Michigan State Police errors in properly calibrating several DUI breath measuring instruments leading to possible errors .BAC readings in close to 2,000 DUI cases across Michigan from the dates of December 2015 through April 2016. Please see Fox 2 News Detroit Michigan State Police Report to see how these errors may of effected your criminal matter.

Misdemeanor or Felony Offense

Detroit Misdemeanor or Felony Offense Lawyer Kevin Bessant

misdemeanor felonyWe understand the fear and anxiety that may occur if you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense in Michigan. Detroit Misdemeanor or Felony Offense Lawyer Kevin Bessant has successfully defended various charges throughout courtrooms across the State of Michigan. If you have been charged in Michigan, you need the aggressive and skilled representation of Kevin Bessant to represent you! Misdemeanor or Felony criminal charges can include:


The worst thing you can do if you are facing Misdemeanor or Felony charges is to do nothing at all. A conviction of any kind can severely damage your reputation, employment opportunities, educational goals, finances, and can even risk your personal freedom by sending you to jail or prison. The Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates can help you to restore your peace of mind and protect your future by helping you avoid a criminal conviction of your charges. If you have been charged with a Misdemeanor or Felony charge in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Monroe County, Livingston County, or Washtenaw County, please call our office immediatley so we can help you today!


Misdemeanor Process

When a person is arrested and facing allegations of a criminal offense in Michigan, he or she will be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony charge. A crime is classified depending on the severity of the offense and potential penalties that may be implemented upon a conviction. If you have been charged, call Kevin Bessant TODAY to discuss your case for free! Click Here To Call US NOW! 313-658-8159. Attorney’s at the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates are here to help you defend and win your criminal case!


A misdemeanor is a lesser offense than a felony. It is a crime punishable by up to one year in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Misdemeanors often have the opportunity to have alternative sentencing such as treatment programs or diversion programs that Kevin Bessant can pursue on your behalf.  In other cases, with the right actions taken, the entire misdemeanor charge could even be dismissed before trial.


Pre-Trial Conference

The Pre-Trial Conference is a highly critical stage of your offense, and a stage in which having a retained attorney handle your case is critical! At the pre-trial conference, lawyer Kevin Bessant will have the opportunity to review the police reports, witness statements, and any additional evidence against you to begin to prepare and defend your case.


If retained early enough in the process, the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates Attorney can obtain certain evidence well before your pre-trial date which is extremely helpful in the preparation and defense of your case. Often times, after reviewing the evidence, attorney Kevin Bessant is able to dismiss or reduce your charges upon speaking with the local prosecutor concerning their lack of evidence.


At Pre-trial, the prosecutor will most likely present the defendant with a plea bargain. If you decide to enter into a plea agreement at the pre-trial conference, Detroit Misdemeanor or Felony Offense Lawyer Kevin Bessant will always fight and negotiate for the best possible plea deal for you based upon the facts and circumstances of your case, assuming a determination has been made by you not to pursue a trial in your case.


Felony Process

Criminal Felony Arraignment

A felony is a crime that may be punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility (state or federal prison) as well as fines. Depending on the offense, imprisonment may range from one year all the way to life in prison or possibly the death penalty in some extreme cases.


Armed robbery, felonious assault, drug trafficking, manslaughter  and murder are examples of felony offenses. Felony charges are to be taken serious and you need the dedicated attention and focus to your case that lawyer Kevin Bessant will provide.


Felony Arraignment

At your arraignment the judge will inform you of the charges you are facing and set a preliminary examination within 14 days following your arraignment. Because felony charges are more serious and severe criminal charges than a misdemeanor offense, the judge will often times set higher bail/bond amounts, which mean you could be in jail throughout your case. The Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates has extensive experience in securing you a reasonable bond with the court to avoid you having a long jail stay.


This is why it is extremely important for the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates to be by your side at your felony arraignment and bail hearing to ensure that the facts of your case are presented factually and that your bail amount allows you to stay out of jail, including a personal recognizance bond.


Preliminary Examination

The purpose is of a Preliminary Examination, also known as a “Pre-Lim”, is for the Judge to take testimony from the alleged victim(s), police, and additional witnesses involved in your felony charges to determine if there is probable cause to believe that a crime was committed and that you indeed committed the crimes charged by the prosecution. Kevin Bessant utilizes the preliminary examination as the first opportunity to weaken the prosecutions case and punch holes in their evidence!


A preliminary-examination is critical to the continued defense of your case as often times attorney’s at the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates is able to obtain a dismissal of your charges at the preliminary examination if the evidence shows that the prosecutions case is weak and that the felony criminal charges have no legal basis.


Circuit Court

If the judge determines that there is enough probable cause to bind the case over to trial, your case will then be transferred to circuit court where you will be officially arraigned on the felony charges and given an opportunity to plead guilty or set a trial date on the charges.


Because a felony charge is a serious offense, and can cause severe damage to your reputation, criminal record, and can even lead to a jail or prison sentence, you want to be sure to discuss all of your available legal options at trial before you enter into a plea of guilty to a felony offense.


If you have been arrested or charged with criminal misdemeanor or felony charges in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, or Monroe County, Detroit Misdemeanor or Felony Offense Lawyer Kevin Bessant will challenge the police and prosecution and FIGHT for the DISMISSAL of your charges! Call the Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates Attorney Today for a free case evaluation and consultation to discuss your case. Click Here To Call US NOW! 313-658-8159.