When you're facing charges for improper storage of a firearm, it can be hard to know where to turn. This offence is not taken lightly, and you could face harsh penalties. If you're facing charges for improper storage of a firearm, you need an experienced criminal defence lawyer on your side. We will work with you to prepare an effective defence and ensure your rights are protected.
When it comes to firearms and ammunition, Canada has strict laws in place regarding their storage. These are set out under federal law and provide very specific instructions on how firearms should be stored. Careless or improper storage of a firearm means that you have stored a gun or ammunition in an unsafe place, even for a short time. If you are responsible for the firearm, you are required to take precautions to keep others safe. Failure to do this will result in being charged with the careless storage of a firearm. If you are convicted, you face a large fine and up to 5 years imprisonment.
At Andrews Benko & Associates, we understand how difficult it can be to know how to respond when you are charged with improper storage of a firearm. Whether you were mistaken about the law or whether you made an honest mistake in storing your gun, we can help. We will help you navigate this complicated legal process, ensuring your rights are protected, and your case is treated fairly. Contact us today.