Firearm and weapon charges can be prosecuted if you are simply found to be in possession of a firearm or weapon. Weapon and firearm offences carry a minimum sentence of 3-5 years imprisonment.

Canada and the prosecution have a zero tolerance for weapon and firearm offences, and these cases are extremely hard-fought.

If you are found guilty of possessing a firearm weapon in the course of committing another offence there is a mandatory minimum sentence, and you will absolutely serve jail time if convicted.

Firearm and weapon legislation has changed over the years. Depending on the type of firearm and weapon you possess, you may be entitled to a lesser charge. In addition, the mandatory minimum sentences have recently been challenged and found unconstitutional. It is therefore imperative that you retain a defence lawyer who is up to date with firearm and weapon offences and then changing landscape regarding the laws.

If you have been charged with a crime involving a firearm or weapon, it is extremely important that you contact a criminal defence lawyer as soon as possible.

A skilled criminal defence lawyer will be extremely familiar with these types of cases, and will work tirelessly to examine all details surrounding your case.

I am Michael Bloom, a skilled firearm and weapon defence lawyer. I will scour over every detail of your case to provide you with the most thorough and strong defence.


If you are facing a charge involving a firearm or weapon, call 604 603 5513 or submit a form here to arrange your FREE defence consultation. Let’s review and discuss the particulars of your case to develop a defence strategy and trial plan to give you the strongest possible defence.