If you have been charged with careless use of a firearm, you may be facing serious penalties. You need the help of a criminal defence lawyer who knows how to defend against these charges. Our team of lawyers has experience defending clients in all kinds of firearm offences, including careless use of a firearm, pointing a firearm, and discharging a firearm. We will do everything we can to get the best outcome for your case."Careless use of a firearm" is defined in Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code as "a person who, without lawful excuse, uses, carries, handles, ships, transports or stores a firearm, a prohibited weapon, a restricted weapon or prohibited device in a careless manner or without reasonable precautions for the safety of other persons." What this means is that if you use a gun or other firearm in any way that could reasonably be considered unsafe or careless—even if it wasn't intentional—you could be charged with this offence. If convicted, you could face up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
If you've been charged with careless use of a firearm, Andrew Benko & Associates can help. We know that the consequences of a careless use of a firearm charge are serious, and we want to make sure you have an opportunity to defend yourself and receive the best possible outcome. Contact us today.