What must a CCW permit holder do when "stopped" by police?
1. An individual licensed to carry a concealed pistol who is stopped by a police officer (traffic stop or otherwise) while in possession of a pistol shall immediately disclose to the police officer that he or she is carrying a concealed pistol either on their person or in their motor vehicle.
- First offense = State Civil Infraction - $500 fine and 6-month CCW license suspension.
- Second offense = State Civil Infraction - $1000 fine and CCW license revocation.
- Failure to possess CCW license when carrying a concealed pistol is a State Civil Infraction and a $100.00 fine.
- His or her license to carry a concealed pistol
- His or her driver license or personal identification card ---Failure to show CCW license and Michigan driver license or Michigan personal identification card when carrying a concealed pistol is a State Civil Infraction and $100.00 fine.
- Individual has 45 days in which to display their license to carry a concealed pistol to the law enforcement agency that seized the pistol and the pistol shall be returned.
- If the individual does not display their license to carry a concealed pistol within 45 days the pistol is subject to forfeiture.
- Keep your hands where an officer can see them.
- Cooperate fully with the police officer.
- If you have a gun with you, tell the police officer as soon as possible.
- Do not make any quick movements, especially toward the weapon.
- If in a vehicle at night, turn on your vehicle's dome light.
- In certain circumstances, a law enforcement officer may take temporary possession of the weapon during interaction with the individual to ensure the safety of the officer and others. The police officer will return the pistol at the end of the stop unless the individual is being charged with a violation of the act or any other law that allows for the weapon to be seized.