At the law office of Edmond O. Brown, B.A., LL.B. Barrister & Solicitor, it is our main focus to provide the most comprehensive defence for those charged with weapons offences in Brampton. Whether you have been charged with unlawful possession of an unauthorized firearm or discharging a firearm, we can help resolve your weapons charges and make sure that you avoid conviction and imprisonment. Our criminal defence lawyer has the experience in defending a wide range of weapon offences, such as:
Use of a Firearm
In Canada, it is an offence when an individual carries a firearm without any reasonable cause, no matter whether the person causes bodily harm or not. The criminal charges carry a criminal record based on various circumstances.
Use of Imitation Firearm
A person becomes an offender when he or she uses an imitation firearm to cause bodily harm and/or during a flight after committing or attempting to commit an indictable offence. It carries a criminal record and maximum punishment of imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years.
Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
Anyone who carries a prohibited weapon or ammunition to cause danger to the public peace or for the purpose of committing an offence will be found guilty under the possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. The convicted person is liable to a jail period of not more than 10 years and a criminal record.
When an individual manufactures or transfers a prohibited or restricted firearm, knowing that the person is not authorized to do so, is found to be guilty under weapons trafficking. The offender will carry an indictable offence and is liable to a maximum jail period of not more than 5 years.
Possession for Purpose of Weapons Trafficking
For a possession for the purpose of weapons trafficking to be proved, it is required that the convicted have possession of the firearm or any prohibited ammunition. In this case, it is the evidence found that raises a presumption that the possession is for weapons trafficking and not for usage purposes. This offence carries a criminal record and imprisonment.
Discharging a Firearm
If a person discharges a firearm at another individual with the intention to wound, disfigure or endanger the life of, or to avoid arrest or detention will be found guilty under discharging a firearm. Any person who commits this offence is liable to a maximum jail period of not more than 14 years and a criminal record.
Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Unless a person is authorized under the Firearms Act to conceal a weapon or ammunition, he or she should not conceal the weapon or ammunition. If a person commits this offence without any authorization, they will be found guilty to a maximum imprisonment, of not more than 5 years and a criminal record.
Unsafe Storage of a Firearm
An individual is found to be guilty when the person carries or stores a restricted weapon, device, or ammunition in a careless manner or without any precautions for the safety of other people. The maximum penalty for such an offence is 5 years of imprisonment and a criminal record.
Possession of an Unauthorized Firearm
If a person possesses a firearm or any restricted weapon or ammunition, without any authorization or a licence or a registration certificate, then he or she is found to be guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to a maximum jail period of not more than 10 years.
Possession of a Restricted/Prohibited Firearm
A person is convicted of an indictable offence, if they possess a loaded or an unloaded restricted firearm together with readily accessible ammunition that can be discharged in the firearm. It carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a summary conviction.
Use of a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence
An individual who uses a firearm, no matter whether the person causes bodily harm to another person or not as a result of using the firearm, will be found guilty. The penalties of such offences are determined on various circumstances of the crime.
Pointing a Firearm
Without any lawful excuse, if a person points a firearm at another person will be found guilty under the law. No matter whether the firearm is loaded or not, the person commits an offence and is liable to a criminal record and maximum imprisonment of not more than 5 years.
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