Weapons offences are very serious in Canada and carry mandatory minimum sentences upon conviction. Anyone facing a weapons charge requires experienced legal counsel.
Some examples of weapons related offences:
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Possession of prohibited or restricted weapon
- Weapons dangerous
- Possession for purpose of trafficking weapons
- Weapons trafficking
The definition of “weapon” under the Criminal Code is broad and not limited to firearms, knives, or items that are traditionally considered ‘weapons’. In Canada, a weapon can mean any thing used, or intended for use in causing death, injury or intimidation to any person. The use of a weapon in conjunction with another offence (such as assault or sexual assault) will potentially increase the severity of the penalty if found guilty.
Know your rights and obtain knowledgeable assistance.
The team at Donnell Law Group have the expertise required to address these serious charges. If you have been charged, do not delay. The initial consolation is free and completely confidential.