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Q: Under the federal guide line how much time is received for obliterated serial numbers on firearm

And will the feds pick up the case

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: Under federal law, possessing, receiving, or dealing in firearms with obliterated serial numbers is a serious offense. The law aims to prevent the circulation of untraceable firearms. If convicted, an individual could face up to five years in prison. The specifics can vary based on the case details and any prior criminal history.

Whether the federal authorities decide to pursue a case involving a firearm with an obliterated serial number depends on various factors. These can include the circumstances of the case, the individual's background, and the jurisdiction. Federal agencies prioritize cases based on their impact and the severity of the offense.

If you're concerned about legal issues related to firearms, it's crucial to seek legal advice from a qualified attorney. An attorney can provide guidance specific to your situation and help you understand the legal process. They can also represent your interests and provide defense if necessary.

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