Firearms offences are serious. If convicted, you can be sentenced to a lengthy period of jail. In general, restricted or prohibited firearms include the following types of guns: handguns, handguns with a barrel length of less than 105mm in length, shotguns, automatic weapons and semi-automatic weapons.
The right to possess a firearm is granted through the government’s firearms licensing scheme, which has different license and authorization classes based on types of firearms covered and other firearms-related activities.
The Criminal Code contains many different types of firearms offences including offences related to the possession of firearms, the sale of firearms, carrying a concealed firearm and the illegal use of firearms. Often, firearms and weapons charges do not stand alone. They are usually related to other criminal charges such as robbery with a firearm.
The criminal defence lawyers at LZZ have extensive experience successfully defending against all types of weapons and firearms related allegations. If you or someone you know has been charged with a weapons or firearms related offence you should contact a criminal lawyer immediately to help determine the best defence. Call us at (416) 613-0416 or (416) 595-9500 or contact us online for a free consultation.