Weapon Charges

The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers will begin acting for you immediately. If you have been charged with use of an illegal weapon, assault with a legal weapon, or carrying a concealed weapon, then you will need our immediate assistance. It is the job of a criminal lawyer to listen to your side of the story so we can protect your rights.

If you are facing illegal firearms charges, you will need an assertive and skilled criminal defense lawyer by your side. Especially since a person accused of a weapons offence could be in custody for weeks or months awaiting a trial date.

In the Criminal Code under section 272(2)(a):

  • If a restricted firearm or prohibited firearm is used in the commission of the offence, or
  • If any firearm is used in the commission of the offence and the offence is committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with, a criminal organization.

The penalty for the weapons charge is imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14-years, with a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of 5-years on your first offence, and 7-years on your second (or subsequent) offences.

Criminal Defense of Concealed Weapons Charges

Concealed weapons pose a significant risk to peace officers for the purpose of carrying out their duty. As such, the Criminal Code prohibits the use and concealment of illegal weapons in their category of criminal offences.

Section 90(1) addresses concealed weapons. An offence is committed by anyone who carries a weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition concealed, unless the person is authorized under the Firearms Act to carry it concealed. Those charged with carrying a concealed weapon may be found guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five-years.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyers Today

The last thing you want is a prison sentence, followed by a permanent criminal record. The association of having a weapons charge attached to your name will deny you access to international border crossing and you will be subjected to an unforgiving societal stigma for the remainder of your life. Don’t let this these charges become your identity, contact the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers immediately.

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