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Weapons Offenses

Weapon offences in Canada are serious charges and a conviction of this charge is severe and can impact your future forever.

If you or a loved one are facing a weapons offence, you need a criminal defence attorney who knows how to navigate the criminal justice system. Weapon offence charges can be broad and far ranging. Any object that has been used or threatened to be used in the injury or intimidation of another person can fall under a weapon offence charge. Dangerous intent means anything from handguns and knives to objects around the home can result in a criminal weapon charge.

All weapons are classified as non-restricted, restricted, or prohibited. Possession of a weapon listed as restricted or prohibited by law, without proper permits, automatically increases your penalty and conviction possibility. In many cases weapons charges can be further increased to include possession of a firearm for dangerous purposes, carrying a concealed firearm or unauthorised possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm. These charges can also be added to further criminal charges such as assault, robbery, and murder/manslaughter.

Because the consequences of weapon offences are so severe, it is essential you have an experienced criminal defence lawyer to represent you, your rights, and your future. Norton Law has built a track record of success by defending our clients against weapons charges. Steve Norton is a skilled defence attorney experienced at securing client’s bail release and negotiating weapons charges often securing lessened or dismissed charges.

If you have been charged with a weapons offence, contact Norton Law to discuss your case.


Steve has always had an interest in defending those in their time of need. As a Criminal Defense and Litigation Lawyer, he takes great pride in passionately advocating for his clients and embraces a hard-won fight. Learn More about Steve

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