In Canada, firearms and weapons charges can be prosecuted under both the Criminal Code of Canada and under a variety of legislation and regulations, including the Firearms Act.
You may be charged with improper possession or storage of firearms. Individuals are also sometimes charged with possession of restricted or prohibited weapons. It is possible in Canada to be charged with possession of a weapon for possessing a knife in certain circumstances.
Firearms and weapons charges can be extremely serious, and some firearms offences carry mandatory minimum penalties upon conviction.
This is a technical area of the law, where specific and knowledgeable expertise is required. The lawyers at Bottos Law Group are very familiar with firearms, and several individuals have a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL), or a Restricted Possession and Acquisition Licence (RPAL). If you have been charged with a firearms or weapons offences, please contact us today.