What Are The Potential Defences For Weapons Offences?
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.
Assault with a weapon is a criminal offence, where a person carries, uses, or threatens to use either a weapon or an item which imitates a weapon.