Massachusetts Gun Crime Attorney

Defacing a Firearm Serial Number

Defending Against Gun Charges at Trial and on Appeal

Two groups of people face incarceration for a gun with a defaced serial number. First is the person who removed, defaced, altered, or obliterated a gun's serial number. Second is the person who got caught possessing the gun. See G. L. c. 269, ยง 11C. Any gun conviction is serious because it has collateral consequences affecting your future.

You can also face also federal criminal charges. Under federal law it is unlawful to knowing transport, ship, or receive any firearm which has had the importer's or manufacturer's serial number removed, obliterated, or altered. It is also illegal to possess such a gun. See 18 UCS 922(k).

You are not just charged with just any crime, you are facing a gun crime. Why wouldn't you seek out a criminal defense lawyer focused on gun law?

Attorney Driscoll keeps abreast of changes in Massachusetts and federal firearm laws. He deciphers the conflicts between them and examines minute details in the gun laws. Meticulous preparation and review of the facts alleged and the extensive body relevant gun law available is necessary to break down the prosecutor's case--at trial or on appeal.

No two gun cases are the same. Identifying and challenging the most minute details can change the outcome of your case. Protect yourself and your future. To learn more, call 978-846-5184 Attorney William Driscoll today.