The Crown prosecutor takes firearms charges seriously, and there are severe consequences and penalties if you are convicted. However, firearms offences depend on the circumstances and other factors that may have occurred.
According to the Firearms Act of 1995 and the Criminal Code of Canada, possessing a firearm is a heavily regulated activity. It has become even stricter with the 2002 establishment of the gun registry.
In Canada, it is illegal to possess a weapon that may pose a danger to the public. Some of these prohibited firearms are handguns less than 105mm in length, rifles or shotguns less than 660mm in size or have a certain barrel length of less than 457mm, and automatic weapons that have been altered. Handguns that are designed to fire with .25 or .32 caliber ammunition are also prohibited.
Also, transporting firearms requires the authorization of your province's Chief Firearms Officer (CFO), and if you do not follow the regulations, you can be charged with a firearms offence.
Many firearm offences carry minimum prison sentences, which could affect your life drastically. Most offenders who are imprisoned will find that their relationships, careers, education, and future prospects will be greatly hindered.
At Brett Gladstone Law Corp., we will consider all possible defences and use our extensive knowledge of prohibited weapons, such as firearms, to acquit you. Please consult with our legal team to learn how we can help you remove this stain on your criminal record.
Firearms and other weapons can be found in sections 86-95 in the Criminal Code of Canada. You can find out the many different types of charges that can be laid against individuals within the country regarding illegally possessed firearms and firearms offences.
However, our expert team knows all the inner workings of the laws associated with firearms, and has several defences that they can use to defend you and get you acquitted.
But first, there is a range of charges people can be convicted with.