Altering or Removing the Identity of a Firearm

Altering, removing, or obliterating the name of the maker, model, manufacturer’s number, or other mark of identity, such as filing off of a serial number, of a firearm is a felony, punishable by up to 2 years imprisonment, a $1,000 fine, or both.

Possession of a firearm that has been altered in this way is presumptive evidence that the possessor has made the alteration. This presumption does not apply to antique firearms.

MCL 750.230

If you have been charged with altering the identity of a firearm contact ArborYpsi Law at 734.883.9584 or at bernstein@arborypsilaw.com to speak with attorney Sam Bernstein and discuss and your case.

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