What are Weapons and Firearms? - De Boyrie Law

Weapons & Firearms

What are Weapons and Firearms?

Criminal Code Definition of a Firearm:

2 “Firearm means a barrelled weapon from which any shot, bullet, or other projectiles can be discharged and that is capable of causing serious bodily injury or death to a person and includes any frame or receiver of such a barrelled weapon and anything that can be adapted for use as a firearm”

Criminal Code Definition of a Weapon:

2 “Weapon means anything used, designed to be used, or intended for use

  1. in causing death or injury to any person, or
    for the purpose of threatening or intimidating any person”
  2. Canada has implemented very strict laws governing the use of Firearms and Weapons. Many of these related offences in the Criminal Code of Canada carry the most severe and serious punishments.

Weapons & Firearm Offences Lawyer

Examples of Weapons & Firearm Offences:

  • Assault with a Weapon – Criminal Code Section 267
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose – Criminal Code Section 88
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – Criminal Code Section 91
  • Carless Use or Storage of a Firearm or Ammunition – Criminal Code Section 86
  • Tampering with a Serial Number – Criminal Code Section 108
  • Sexual Assault with a Weapon – Criminal Code Section 272

Weapons & Firearm offences are extremely serious charges which can occur whether or not force was actually used or just attempted or threatened. Regardless of the type of assault, the accused can face very serious penalties if convicted. As a result, it is very important to have an experienced criminal lawyer Toronto to help guide you through the entire process of Weapons & Firearm cases.

What can De Boyrie Law do for you?

If you are found guilty of Weapons & Firearm offences, there are very serious impacts on your life that can affect future employment, travel plans, and more.

Alex De Boyrie has experience successfully representing clients who have been accused of Weapons & Firearms offences. He has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges were completely withdrawn. We believe in crafting an individualized defence for each case and providing each client with the utmost attention to detail and representation.

If you or someone you know has been charged with Weapons & Firearm offences, please call us today for a consultation at (416) 727-1389. We at De Boyrie Law are covering Toronto, Vaughan, and the Greater Toronto Area.