Firearm Offences

Under the Canadian Criminal Code, the unregistered use, possession, and trafficking carry some of the most serious sentences and penalties under our law. Most firearm offences have significant mandatory sentences of jail.  This area of law is not only very serious, but also highly complex and requiring a full understanding of criminal law.  Firearm and weapons offences’ very often require an thorough understanding of constitutional litigation, regulatory understanding relating to licensing, and effective trial advocacy skills.

Firearm Offences

  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Improper storage of a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon obtained by commission of offence
  • Trafficking weapons
  • Aggravated assault (using a weapon)
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Robbery (along with weapons)
Penalties for Firearm Convictions

Weapons or firearms offences carry different penalties, depending on the type and severity of the crime.

Penalties for non-severe crimes

  • Careless gun storage or handling: between six months plus a $5,000 fine and two years jail time
  • Pointing a firearm: six months plus a $5,000 fine to five years in prison
  • Carrying a concealed weapon: six months and a $5,000 fine to five years in prison

Penalties for severe crimes

  • Weapons for public danger: six months plus a $5,000 fine to 10 years in prison
  • Known possession of unauthorized firearm(s): a minimum penalty of one year and a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison
  • Possession of restricted firearm(s) with ammunition: between one year and a $5,000 fine to 10 years in prison

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