Weapons Charges Defence Lawyers
A skilled weapons defense lawyer must be able to advocate effectively with very little wiggle room. Little leniency is afforded to plaintiffs accused of weapons charges. so securing bail – or reasonable bail, at best – is often no easy matter. Without good legal counsel you could be waiting weeks or months for a trial date, all while stuck behind bars.
The first step towards gaining back your freedom is to call Ryan Claxton. Our weapon assault defense lawyers can immediately initiate the process so that you are given the best chance to minimize the time you may spend incarcerated or even beat the charges if possible.
Types of weapon assault charges in Alberta
Carrying a concealed weapon or committing a crime with a weapon are the two main types of offenses when it comes to weapons charges. Commission of either offense is serious and is treated with due gravity by law. Most charges involving gun and firearm offenses carry mandatory prison sentences.
Other examples of charges that could be laid include:
- Illegal possession of a firearm
- Illegal discharge of a firearm
- Weapon-based probation violations
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Armed robbery
Weapons charges may be laid for committing a crime with a knife, gun, brass knuckles, blunt objects or other tools or heavy objects, for example.
Penalties for weapons convictions in Alberta
Committing a crime while carrying a weapon generally intensifies the nature of the criminal charge and penalties brought against you. If you use a weapon in the commission of a crime, for example robbery with a deadly weapon, you could be facing up to a minimum four-year jail term.
Hire our assault with a weapon defense lawyers today
Ryan Claxton have successfully handled cases involving weapons offenses. If you are facing harsh sentences as a result of assault with a weapon charges, now is the time to act. Trust your case to the professionals and call 1-587-315-0447.