Firearms offences are classified under weapons offences as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada. These types of offences are considered some of the most serious in regards to the severity of punishments if one is convicted and found guilty of the offence, including varying periods of imprisonment.
Furthermore, if convicted, the offence is recorded on your criminal record, which often categorizes you as a dangerous offender, creating future obstacles that can affect your ability to find employment and travel abroad. Toronto firearms lawyer Rishma Gupta understands the seriousness of firearms offences and has the experience you need to help you obtain the best possible outcomes to your charges.
Types of Firearms Offences
The Criminal Code defines a wide array of firearms offences, based upon the circumstance of the case and whether the firearm was used in conjunction to commit another criminal offence. Some of the more common offences include, but not limited to:
- Possession of an Unauthorized/Prohibited/Restricted Firearm
- Using a Firearm during the Commission of a Criminal Offence
- Assault with a Firearm
- Uttering Threats with a Firearm
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Carrying a Concealed Firearm
- Robbery with a Firearm
Aside from these types of firearms offences, there are also firearms offences related to ammunition, as well the use of imitation (fake) firearms to commit crimes. If you or a loved one has been charged with a firearms offence, you need expert legal advice and representation. Contact Rishma Gupta to arrange a case evaluation and consultation appointment today to discuss your charges and discover potential defences to fight them.