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Below are Colorado state criminal statutes. In addition, there are United States Federal criminal statutes for the same acts. Either or both state and federal charges can be filed against you. We can represent you in state and federal courts.

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It is illegal to possess a defaced firearm and it is illegal to deface a firearm. You can be charged with both offenses and sentenced for each.

Colorado Revised Statute § 18-12-103. Possession of a Defaced Firearm

A person commits a class 1 misdemeanor if he knowingly and unlawfully possesses a firearm, the manufacturer's serial number of which, or other distinguishing number or identification mark, has been removed, defaced, altered, or destroyed, except by normal wear and tear.

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A class 1 misdemeanor has a presumptive sentence of 6-18 months jail but can be up to 24 months jail in some circumstances. This charge is probation eligible.

18-12-103.5. Defaced firearms - contraband – destruction

(1) After a judgment of conviction under section 18-12-103 or 18-12-104 has become final, any defaced firearm upon which the judgment was based shall be deemed to be contraband, the possession of which is contrary to the public peace, health, and safety.

(2) Defaced firearms that are deemed to be contraband shall be placed in the possession of the bureau or of a local law enforcement agency designated by the bureau and shall be destroyed or rendered permanently inoperable.

18-12-104. Defacing a firearm

A person commits a class 1 misdemeanor if such person knowingly removes, defaces, covers, alters, or destroys the manufacturer's serial number or any other distinguishing number or identification mark of a firearm.

A class 1 misdemeanor has a presumptive sentence of 6-18 months jail but can be up to 24 months jail in some circumstances. This charge is probation eligible.

Colorado Revised Statute § 18-12-103. Possession of a Defaced Firearm

A person commits a class 1 misdemeanor if he knowingly and unlawfully possesses a firearm, the manufacturer's serial number of which, or other distinguishing number or identification mark, has been removed, defaced, altered, or destroyed, except by normal wear and tear.

A class 1 misdemeanor has a presumptive sentence of 6-18 months jail, but can be up to 24 months jail in some circumstances. This charge is probation eligible.

18-12-103.5. Defaced firearms - contraband – destruction

(1) After a judgment of conviction under section 18-12-103 or 18-12-104 has become final, any defaced firearm upon which the judgment was based shall be deemed to be contraband, the possession of which is contrary to the public peace, health, and safety.

(2) Defaced firearms that are deemed to be contraband shall be placed in the possession of the bureau or of a local law enforcement agency designated by the bureau and shall be destroyed or rendered permanently inoperable.

If you have been charged with defacing a firearm an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer is essential. Get in touch with experienced Denver firearm defense attorneys Jason Savela and Ryan Dawson by filling out our online contact form or by calling (720) 726-8080.