i bought ammo as a gift over a year ago
More facts are needed to answer your question. Do you have a prior conviction for a felony? Do you have a prior conviction for misdemeanor domestic violence? If so, how long ago? Who did you buy the ammunition from? What size were the bullets? How many? Were they bullets or something else? Who owns the gun? Are you on probation or on parole? If so, for what?
Are you a convicted felon or otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms?
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
Typically, purchasing ammo is not a crime unless ordered by the court not to possess weapons/ammo. Or that the ammo itself is outlawed. Speak to an attorney to discuss further.
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The answer is no time unless there's a reason why it was illegal for you to purchase that ammunition.
Certain people cannot possess ammunition - convicted felons, those subject to a court order not to possess ammunition and those convicted of certain misdemeanors (typically domestic violence, assault and battery and weapons charges). If you're prohibited for some reason, you're looking at a felony and up to three years in custody.
Other types of ammunition are illegal for anyone to possess, whether or not you have prior convictions. Armor piercing rounds, for example. Again - a felony. It's unlikely that you made a legitimate purchase of such ammo since those authorized to sell it are under strict regulation.
If you're charged or under investigation, get a lawyer and keep your mouth shut.
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