In Michigan, its a 2 to 5 year felony to carry a concealed pistol w/o a license. However, you can open carry a pistol w/o a cpl. Lets say someone has a pistol in public and is attacked. They shoot the person in self defense. The police come and find the defender doesnt have a cpl, and they charge him with carrying a concealed pistol. How will the law be able to prove that you were concealed carrying instead of open carrying? Keep in mind, you dont need a license to open carry, but concealed carry. So if the cops come after the fact and just see you with the gun, but they didnt see in which condition you originally had it (open or concealed) can they still charge you with carrying a concealed weapon?