Canadian Weapons Offences;
If you have been charged with a weapon-related offence, it is essential to understand that these types of crimes are not taken lightly by the criminal justice system. At Abbey Lawyers, we have the experience and knowledge to defend you against these charges and work towards a positive outcome in your case.
Our team of skilled criminal defence lawyers will work tirelessly to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome. We will thoroughly examine the circumstances of your case and identify any potential defences that may be available to you.
It is important to note that the Crown must prove that you used, possessed or trafficked the weapon without a lawful excuse, and that you did so in a careless manner or without reasonable precautions for the safety of others. If we are able to successfully challenge any of these elements, it could significantly impact the outcome of your case.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn more about how we can help you defend against weapon-related charges and achieve a positive resolution to your case.
Firearms Offences Include
- Careless use of a firearm
- Pointing a firearm
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Improper storage of a firearm
- Possession of a weapon obtained by the commission of an offence
- Trafficking weapons
- Aggravated assault (using a weapon)
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Robbery (along with weapons)
Weapons or firearms offences carry different penalties, depending on the type and severity of the crime.
Penalties for non-severe crimes;
- Careless gun storage or handling: between six months plus a $5,000 fine and two years of jail time
- Pointing a firearm: six months plus a $5,000 fine to five years in prison
- Carrying a concealed weapon: six months and a $5,000 fine to five years in prison
Penalties for severe crimes;
- Weapons for public danger: six months plus a $5,000 fine to 10 years in prison
- Known possession of an unauthorized firearm(s): a minimum penalty of one year and a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison
- Possession of restricted firearm(s) with ammunition: between one year and a $5,000 fine to 10 years in prison