It is a crime to possess any Destructive Devices. A person, firm or corporation, who possesses any destructive device, other than fixed ammunition of a caliber greater than .60 caliber, may be charged with a felony. Destructive Devices include bombs, grenades, explosive missiles, projectiles and certain rockets and rocket-propelled projectiles. Prosecution must show that the defendant knew the device in their possession was destructive. Examples of situations which may warrant a charge of Destructive Devices are carrying a Molotov cocktail or finding unused rocket launchers from World War II in your grandfather’s attic and attempting to sell them on eBay.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant (person, firm or corporation), within California, possessed any destructive device other than fixed ammunition of a caliber greater than .60 caliber.
Misdemeanor: 0-364 days