Firearm & Weapons Offences
Firearm charges mean serious prison sentences. If you have been charged with possession of a firearm, you are facing the possibility of several years in prison. If you are facing further charges, such as robbery or attempted murder, in which a firearm is alleged to have been used, you face the possibility of even higher minimum prison sentences.
Canada has strict laws in place. These laws govern the use, possession, purchase and sale of firearms and weapons. Under the Criminal Code of Canada, the unregistered use, possession, and trafficking carry some of the most serious sentences and penalties under our law.
Sections that deal with ‘Firearms & Weapons Offences’ in the Criminal Code of Canada
Some of the most common types of gun and weapons charges include:
- Careless Storage Use or Storage of a Firearm or Ammunition (s.86)
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose (s. 88)
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm (s. 91)
- Possession of a Firearm Knowing its possession is Unauthorized (s. 92)
- Tampering with a Serial Number (s. 108)
- Assault with a Weapon (s. 267)
- Sexual Assault with a Weapon (272)
What types of gun charges do we defend?
At Capulli Law, our Vaughan Criminal Lawyers understand how these charges can affect a person’s life, and we will work diligently to ensure that you do not lose your freedom or your rights due to a simple mistake or misunderstanding. There are many different types of weapons offences, such as:
- Careless storage of a weapon
- Prohibited possession of a weapon
- Possession of loaded firearm
- Prohibited firearm
- Restricted weapon
- Restricted ammunition
- Careless use of a weapon
- Pointing a firearm
- Use of a weapon during assault
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
Why should you hire Capulli Law for firearm & weapons offences?
Most firearm offences have significant mandatory jail terms. The sentences for possessing a weapon can range from a maximum six months in jail if the crown proceeds by summary conviction or a maximum 10 years in prison if the Crown proceeds by indictment. As a result, contacting Capulli Law and speaking with our Vaughan Criminal Lawyers should be your first step. If you, a friend or a loved one has been charged with a firearms or weapons offence. Call us right away at (647) 504-6878 and speak to one of our Vaughan Criminal Lawyers. Remember, we offer a no obligation consultation.