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 & Associates have several years of experience doing that with positive outcomes.
Confiscation of firearms
Prohibition from owning a firearm
Permanent criminal record