If you face a firearms charge where the public safety was perceived to be at risk, the prosecution will be working hard to convict you. You need to be ready with the best possible defence. Firearms charges are serious criminal charges that can result in a criminal record and a possible jail sentence, even for first-time offenders.
Firearms offences carry serious punishments in Canada and are set out in the Criminal Code and Firearms Act. Even unauthorized possession of a firearm can lead to jail time and a permanent criminal record that can significantly impact your employment and ability to travel.