Removing Identification Marks to Hide Theft

William R. Moore Criminal Defense Fraud Attorneys represents clients in Ft. Lauderdale and Broward

“In Florida, if you remove, erase, deface or alter in any other way any identification marks made by the true owner of personal property or serial number placed on said property by the manufacturer, you may be found guilty of a first-degree misdemeanor. You must have intended to prevent identification of the personal property by its rightful owner.” – Criminal Defense Lawyer William R. Moore 

If you possess personal property that you know has marks or serial numbers that have been altered, erased, defaced or removed to prevent identification by the rightful owner, you may be found guilty of a first-degree misdemeanor. The marks include serial numbers placed on such property by the manufacturer.

A first degree misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year of incarceration and/or up to a $1,000 fine.

Our Criminal Defense Law Firm has offices in Broward and Fort Lauderdale contact our team if you have questions and are seeking legal representation.