If you have been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, you probably feel stressed and overwhelmed. Carrying a concealed weapon is a serious offence in Canada. If you are facing charges for this offence, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible. We'll fight for your rights and ensure that you're treated fairly by the court system.
The Criminal Code of Canada prohibits carrying a concealed weapon unless authorized for a lawful occupational purpose under the Firearms Act. The charge of carrying a concealed weapon prohibits a person from possessing or carrying a weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition while concealed. Carrying a concealed weapon can be a hybrid offence with a Crown election. Meaning that depending on the circumstances of your case, the Crown can decide to proceed by indictment or summary. If you are convicted of this offence, you could face a fine of $5000 and up to five years in jail.
If you have been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, Andrews Benko & Associates is here to help. We have years of experience handling firearm offences, and we know how best to represent our clients so they can get back on track with their lives as soon as possible.