There are a series of sections of the Criminal Code that deal with the possession, use, acquisition and trafficking of firearms.
In order to legally possess firearms, one must first obtain a Possession Acquisition Licence (PAL) for both restricted and non-restricted firearms. Being in possession of a firearm without a valid or expired PAL will result in criminal possession charges. Being in possession of a stolen or prohibited firearm will often attract a jail sentence.
There are situations that one can avoid a jail sentence if certain “exceptional circumstances” exist. The background of the Accused, seriousness of the offence, and moral culpability of the Accused’s behavior are all considered by the Prosecutor and Judge in determining a fair and just sentence.
If you have been charged with a firearm or weapons related offence, call Mr. Wolson to schedule a free consultation to discuss your matter.
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