Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 269, Section 10(h) criminalizes the unlawful possession of ammunition. The crime of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition carries a penalty of up to 2 years in jail or House of Corrections.

In order to be convicted of the crime of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, the prosecutor must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt:
  1. That the defendant possess an item;
  2. That item meets the legal definition of "ammunition"; and
  3. That the defendant knew that he possessed that ammunition.
"Ammunition" is defined under Massachusetts law as cartridges or cartridge cases, primers (igniter), bullets or propellant powder designed for use in any firearm, rifle or shotgun.

If you have been charged with the crime of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition or any other Gun / Firearms Crime, it is critical that you consult with an experienced Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer who can explain and best protect your legal rights.

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has extensive experience in defending Gun / Firearms Crimes and is available 24/7. To schedule a Free Consultation, Contact Us Online or call 617-325-9500.