Calgary Weapons Lawyer Paul Gracia

Weapons offences and charges may constitute a crime on their own, simply for being in possession of certain types of weapons or ammunition or for a variety of regulatory contraventions. Weapons charges that involve loaded firearms can bring forth a minimum mandatory jail sentence of three years. A strong defense is imperative.

A “weapon” is defined in the Criminal Code as: “Anything 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.” Mr. Gracia has handled cases involving weapons, such as: a pool ball in a sock, a homemade firearm, a sling shot, a chair, glasses and plates, a potty and a motor vehicle.

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  • BB guns
  • Brass Knuckles
  • Pepper Spray
  • Knives
  • Handguns and rifles
  • Iron Pipes
  • Beer Bottles
  • And many more…

Many weapons are specifically restricted or prohibited under the law. The possession of such a weapon is an automatic crime. Others depend on the particular context in which they are found or used.

In many cases that involve offences with firearms, the government has legislated mandatory minimum sentences of incarceration, some with at least one year in jail for the first conviction and up to two or three years for subsequent convictions. If a firearm was used in a robbery (even a simple mugging), the minimum sentence can be four years of incarceration. The minimums are increased in cases that involve aggravating factors.

Weapons offences are rarely charged alone as they are often associated with other types of offences that include drugs, breaking and entering and assault charges.

In each and every case, a conviction for any weapons offence is considered to be serious and may limit your ability to travel – especially to the United States, to obtain employment or to even do any volunteer work.

Get an Experienced Calgary Weapons Lawyer on Your Side.

With every case, Calgary weapons lawyer Paul Gracia will dedicate himself to obtaining the best possible result for his clients. He will listen to your side, go over the evidence and decide the best line of defense for your case. If you have been charged with a weapons offense, it is important to obtain legal advice immediately. Mr. Gracia is the lawyer that will aggressively fight to defend your rights. Contact Mr. Gracia today to set up a free consultation.

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