Unlawful Possession of Illegal Ammunition


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Penalties For Unlawful Possession of Illegal Ammunition

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Felony and Misdemeanor Defense LawyerThe 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.

Charged With Unlawful Possession of Illegal Ammunition? Call 508-584-6955 For A Free Initial Consultation

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.

No matter where you are located in Massachusetts, expert legal help is just a phone call away.  To schedule a free, no-obligation case review and free consultation with an experienced Brockton / Greater Boston Area, MA Criminal Defense Trial  Lawyer call our law offices at (508) 584-6955.

When you call our law offices, you can rest assured you have taken your first step to find out how best to confront the charges you are facing and in ensuring your constitutional rights are not violated.  You can also use our Free Case Evaluation Form to submit information about your case in confidence, or to request that we contact you.

Our knowledgeable and experienced Massachusetts Possession of Ammunition Violation Lawyers at The Noonan Defense Firm are available to assist clients throughout all of Massachusetts, including but not limited to Plymouth County including Brockton, Plymouth, Bridgewater, Marshfield, Hingham, Duxbury, Scituate, Hanover, Wareham, Abington, Rockland, Whitman, Hanson, Holbrook, Kingston, Middleborough; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Avon, Holbrook, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Brookline, Franklin; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, Dartmouth, Westport, Mansfield, Easton, Raynham, Lakeville, Norton; Cape Cod, Falmouth, Barnstable.

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