Friday, May 10, 2013

FAQ: Can You Be Issued A Michigan CPL Without Having A Driver's License?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: Can you obtain a CPL without a driver's license and having (sic) traffic tickets?

A: First, a Driver's License is not a requirement for the CPL. A state issued ID is acceptable. However, an underlying reason that caused you to not have a Driver's License, such as certain drunk driving offenses, may cause you to be ineligible for the CPL. Moreover, traffic tickets are civil infractions and are not a disqualifying factor listed in the statute. However, if your tickets caused a bench warrant to be issued for your arrest then you need to get that resolved - on your terms as soon as possible - to get your eligibility reinstated.

You are strongly encouraged to not only conduct your own independent research but to also consult with a competent and qualified attorney before acting upon any information in this article. Laws covering self-defense, lethal force, firearms, and the Michigan Concealed Pistol License and their enforcement are always subject to change due to laws being amended, politics conducted in the Prosecutor's Office, and election results at all levels of government. Ignorance of the law, legally speaking, is not a valid excuse for running afoul of it. The penalties and fines imposed upon violators of firearms related offenses are stiff and severe.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Phone: 313.733.74

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