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Part III of the Criminal Code of Canada sets out weapons and firearms offences. The Firearms Act sets out the lawful possession of a firearm. If you have been charged with a weapons offence, contact us immediately. Our criminal defence lawyers routinely defend weapons charges in Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, Toronto, Vaughan, Newmarket, Orangeville, Hamilton, Barrie, Collingwood, and Wasaga Beach. Being criminally charged with a weapons or firearms offence is a serious matter. There may be serious criminal consequences if the Crown Attorney elects to proceed with your case as indictable. Please contact our criminal lawyers immediately to discuss your case. We successfully represent clients in the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice.
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Section 90 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada outlines that "Every person commits an offence who carries a weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition concealed, unless the person is authorized under the Firearms Act to carry it concealed."
Section 92 (1) outlines that "Subject to subsections (4) and (5), every person commits an offence who possesses a firearm knowing that the person is not the holder of (a) a licence under which the person may possess it; and(b) a registration certificate for the firearm."
Section 86 (1) outlines that "Every person commits an offence who, without lawful excuse, uses, carries, handles, ships, transports or stores a firearm, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device or any ammunition or prohibited ammunition in a careless manner or without reasonable precautions for the safety of other persons".
Section 117.01 (1) outlines that "Subject to subsection (4), every person commits an offence who possesses a firearm, a cross-bow, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device, any ammunition, any prohibited ammunition or an explosive substance while the person is prohibited from doing so by any order made under this Act or any other Act of Parliament."
Section 88 (1) outlines that "Every person commits an offence who carries or possesses a weapon, an imitation of a weapon, a prohibited device or any ammunition or prohibited ammunition for a purpose dangerous to the public peace or for the purpose of committing an offence."
Section 99 (1) outlines that "Every person commits an offence who (a) manufactures or transfers, whether or not for consideration, or (b) offers to do anything referred to in paragraph (a) in respect of a firearm, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon, a prohibited device, any ammunition or any prohibited ammunition knowing that the person is not authorized to do so under the Firearms Act or any other Act of Parliament or any regulations made under any Act of Parliament".
Section 244 (1) ountlines that "Every person commits an offence who discharges a firearm at a person with intent to wound, maim or disfigure, to endanger the life of or to prevent the arrest or detention of any person — whether or not that person is the one at whom the firearm is discharged."
Section 85 (1) outlines that "Every person commits an offence who uses a firearm, whether or not the person causes or means to cause bodily harm to any person as a result of using the firearm, (a) while committing an indictable offence, other than an offence under section 220 (criminal negligence causing death), 236 (manslaughter), 239 (attempted murder), 244 (discharging firearm with intent), 244.2 (discharging firearm — recklessness), 272 (sexual assault with a weapon) or 273 (aggravated sexual assault), subsection 279(1) (kidnapping) or section 279.1 (hostage taking), 344 (robbery) or 346 (extortion);(b) while attempting to commit an indictable offence; or(c) during flight after committing or attempting to commit an indictable offence."