Possession of a concealed weaponWe have helped people who have been charged with "Possession of a Concealed Weapon." We are experienced, and we have proven success in this area.
CONCEALED WEAPONS. 90 Criminal Code of Canada
90. (1) Every person commits an offence who carries a weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition concealed, unless the person is authorized under the Firearms Act to carry it concealed.
Punishment for carrying a Concealed Weapon
(2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)
(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years; or
(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
Section 2 of the Criminal Code provides the definition for “weapon”
“Weapon” means any thing used, designed to be used or intended for use
(a) in causing death or injury to any person, or
(b) for the purpose of threatening or intimidating any person and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, includes a firearm.
The charge of carry a concealed weapon often turns on the legality of the search and the circumstances that resulted in the discovery of the weapon. The penalty if convicted is dependent on the type of weapon. In many instances, the charge of carry concealed weapon is reduced to the charge of “possession of weapons dangerous”. Possession of weapons dangerous is simply the possession of an instrument for a potential use dangerous to the public – example – brass knuckles for possible self-defence.
The criminal defence lawyers at Daley,Byers have had extensive experience defending this and other weapons charges.