Can I be charged with a crime for removing the serial number from a weapon I own?

All firearms in Massachusetts must be properly licensed and marked with a serial number which allows them to be tracked in the event that a law enforcement agency should need to do so. While the inadvertent alteration of a serial number due to wear or scratches is not illegal, any intentional defacing or removal of the serial number is a violation punishable by 1 to 30 months imprisonment.

If you are faced with the accusation that you have intentionally altered or removed the serial number from a firearm that you lawfully own, contact Cape Cod criminal defense attorney James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676 today.


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