What is a Weapon Offense?
Weapons Offenses refer to charges relating to the illegal possession or use of items that meet the description of a ‘weapon’ as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada. This could be as simple as a water bottle to a knife or firearm.
Most weapon offenses involve police searches. In some cases, a weapons charge may be in addition to another charge such as assault or drug charges.
Common weapons charges are possession, concealed carry, a Firearm offense which includes careless use of a gun. Firearms offense refers to allegations of improper possession or use of a gun. The Crown has to prove that a person had control of a weapon and knowledge of what it was.
There are various ways to defend Weapons Offenses and the Criminal Defense lawyers Connolly Shurtz have several years of experience doing that with positive outcomes.
Confiscation of firearms
Prohibition from owning a firearm
Permanent criminal record