Unlawful Possession of Illegal Ammunition
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Penalties For Unlawful Possession of Illegal Ammunition
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The unlawful possession of ammunition is a crime governed by M.G.L 269 section 10 (h). This law makes the unlawful carrying of ammunition a criminal offense that is punishable by up to two years in the house of corrections or a fine of up to $500.
A second offense for unlawful possession of ammunition carries a punishment of not more than two years in the house of corrections and or a fine of $1000.
In order to prove unlawful possession of ammunition and get a conviction the prosecutor needs to prove the following:
- The defendant possessed an item; and
- The item met the legal definition of ammunition. Ammunition is, among other things, cartridges, cartridge cases, bullets, gun powder designed for use in any firearm, rifle or shotgun; and
- The defendant knowingly possessed ammunition.
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A charge for unlawful possession of ammunition is a serious charge and can result in jail time. If you have been charged with unlawful possession of ammunition you need a lawyer that knows the ins and outs of this specialized area of law. You need an attorney that has handled ammunitions and firearms cases for clients in the past.
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