Firearms offences in some cases carry mandatory jail sentences. For most firearms offences, the Crown must prove that the item in question is a firearm as defined by law, and may also have to prove additional technical elements e.g., that the firearm meets the definition of a prohibited or restricted firearm.
The Crown may also apply to prohibit you from possessing a firearm even if you have not been charged with a criminal offence. These applications can be successfully defended particularly if your livelihood depends on the use of firearms.
If you are being investigated for or charged with a firearms offence, or are facing a prohibition application by the Crown, call us to schedule a consultation.