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.

Jail sentence
Costly fines
Confiscation of firearms
Prohibition from owning a firearm
Permanent criminal record

Call Connolly & Associates at 403-329-8188 for a free consultation to discuss your situation. We also accept Legal Aid cases if applicable.