Facing Weapons Offences in Ontario
If you are charged with a weapons offence, you need to know your rights. Caramanna Friedberg LLP has a successful track record representing clients charged with weapons offences in Ontario.
In Canada, it is illegal to carry a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Simply possessing a weapon in certain circumstances can be a criminal offence as well, such as carrying a concealed weapon in a public place.
The definition of weapon is extremely broad and can include any object that is used to cause injury to a person. A weapon is any object that is used to either threaten or intimidate another individual. Many weapons are designated as restricted or prohibited by law. Being in unauthorized possession of a restricted or a prohibited weapon can significantly increase the possible penalties associated with an offence.
There are many possible ways to defend a weapons offence. Our firm has represented hundreds of clients on weapons related offences. We have had charges dismissed based on some of the following factors:
The weapon may have been discovered as a result of an illegal search or detention and could be excluded from evidence at trial;
There may be a lawful reason for possessing the object, such as self defence; or
An individual may be carrying a "weapon," such as a knife, for a legitimate purpose, like work.
Weapons offences are complex and are often related to other criminal charges. Caramanna Friedberg LLP has the knowledge, expertise and experience to ensure you have outstanding legal representation when facing a possible conviction.
If you or someone you care about is facing a weapons offence, we are here 24/7 for help. Contact us at (416) 924-5969. Caramanna Friedberg LLP will investigate the intricacies of your case and provide every available legal means to protect your rights and freedoms.