Firearms and Weapons Offences

Canada has very strict laws in regards to governing the purchase, registration, possession, use and sale of firearms and weapons. The Criminal Code of Canada treats the unregistered possession, use, and trafficking of firearms and weapons as some of the most serious of offences, with some of the most severe penalties and sentences under the law. Many firearms and weapons offences have significant, mandatory imprisonment sentences, while just about all have required jail sentences.

Firearms and Weapons Offences Sections of the Criminal Code of Canada

There are specific Sections of the Criminal Code of Canada that deal with firearms and weapons offences. Some of the more common firearms and weapons offences a person could be charged with include:

  • Section 86: The Careless Storage or Use of a Firearm or Ammunition
  • Section 88: The Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Section 91: The Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Section 92: The Possession of a Firearm with Knowledge Its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Section 108: The Tampering with a Serial Number on a Firearm or Weapon
  • Section 267: Assault with a Weapon
  • Section 272: Sexual Assault with a Weapon

It is important to note, in regards to weapons, they are not limited to just guns, rifles, crossbows, bows and arrows, and knives, but also include any such object which can be used to maim, harm, or injure another person.

Why You Should Retain the Services of Passi & Patel for Firearm and Weapons Offences

The consequences for being found guilty of firearm and weapons offences can range from a maximum imprisonment period of six months, if the Crown proceeds by summary conviction, to a maximum imprisonment period of ten years, if the Crown proceeds by indictment. Additionally, the majority of firearm and weapons offences have mandatory, lengthy incarceration periods. It is for these reasons, along with the other consequences you could face if found guilty of the charges, you need to contact Passi & Patel.

In fact, contacting our Mississauga criminal lawyers should be your first step as soon as you, a loved one, or friend has been charged with a firearm or weapons offence. Contact us immediately at 647-898-8018 to speak to one of our experienced and knowledgeable Mississauga criminal defence lawyers. We are happy to offer a free, no obligation complimentary in-depth case evaluation and consultation.