What Are The Potential Penalties For Weapons Offence?

Offences related to the possession of a firearm – such as possession of a firearm for a dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed firearm, or unauthorized possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm carry maximum penalties of 5-10 years imprisonment if the Crown proceeds by indictment.

Assault with a weapon also carries a maximum punishment of 10 years imprisonment, if the Crown proceeds by indictment.

Offences relating to the discharge of a firearm – such as discharging a firearm with intent – carry minimums of 4-7 years (depending on the type of firearm and whether it is a first or subsequent offence), up to a maximum of 14 years imprisonment.


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