Gun charges can be scary and overwhelming, but we're here to help. If you are facing firearms charges, it is essential you hire a skilled criminal defence lawyer immediately. A person accused of an illegal weapons offence could be held in custody for weeks or months, awaiting a trial date. We can help you ensure your rights are protected and that you get the best outcome for your case.
Firearms charges are taken very seriously in Saskatchewan. According to the Criminal Code under section 272(2)(a), you can be charged with a firearms offence if: Any firearm is used in the commission of an offence, and the offence is committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with, a criminal organization, or a restricted firearm or prohibited firearm is used in the commission of an offence. The penalties for a firearm offence are harsh. You could face up to 14 years in prison, even for a first offence.
If you've been charged with a firearm offence, Andrews Benko & Associates can help. We understand that gun crimes can have a serious impact on your life. Whether you're looking at jail time or just want to know your rights, we can help. Our criminal defence lawyers are experienced in dealing with all kinds of firearm offences and will be able to give you the best advice about how to proceed and protect your rights. Contact us today.