What are weapons and firearms?

Criminal code definition of a firearm: 

2 “Firearm means a barrelled weapon from which any shot, bullet, or other projectiles can be discharged and that is capable of causing serious bodily injury or death to a person and includes any frame or receiver of such a barrelled weapon and anything that can be adapted for use as a firearm”

Criminal code definition of a weapon:

2 “Weapon means anything used, designed to be used, or intended for use

in causing death or injury to any person, or
for the purpose of threatening or intimidating any person”
Canada has implemented very strict laws governing the use of Firearms and Weapons. Many of these related offences in the Criminal Code of Canada carry the most severe and serious punishments.

Examples of weapons and firearms offences: 

  • Assault with a Weapon – Criminal Code Section 267
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose – Criminal Code Section 88
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm – Criminal Code Section 91
  • Carless Use or Storage of a Firearm or Ammunition – Criminal Code Section 86
  • Tampering with a Serial Number – Criminal Code Section 108
  • Sexual Assault with a Weapon – Criminal Code Section 272

Weapons & Firearm offences are extremely serious charges which can occur whether or not force was actually used or just attempted. Regardless of the type of assault, the accused can face very serious penalties if convicted. Consequently, it is very important to have an experienced criminal lawyer Toronto to help guide you through the entire process of Weapons & Firearm cases.

What can De Boyrie Law do for you?

If you are found guilty of Weapons & Firearm offences, there are very serious impacts on your life. Above all, these can affect future employment, travel plans, and more.

Alex De Boyrie has experience successfully representing clients who have been accused of Weapons & Firearms offences. As a Weapons Lawyer, he has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges were completely withdrawn. Accordingly, we believe in crafting an individualized defence for each case and providing each client with the utmost attention to detail and representation.

In summary, if you or someone you know has been charged with Weapons & Firearm offences, please call us today for a consultation at (416) 727-1389.

We proudly serve Ajax, AuroraBrampton, Bradford, Burlington, Caledon, Clarington, Cobourg, East Gwillimbury, Halton Hills, Hamilton, King, Kitchener, MarkhamMiltonMississaugaNewmarket, North York, Oakville, Orangeville, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond HillScarborough, St. Catharines, Toronto, Uxbridge, Vaughan and Whitby. 

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A guide to working with a weapons lawyer

A weapons lawyer specializes in firearms and weapons law and can provide legal representation for individuals facing weapons charges. Working with a weapons lawyer requires a collaborative effort, including choosing a qualified and experienced lawyer, understanding the laws related to firearms and weapons, preparing legal documents, negotiating with prosecutors, representing the individual in court, and maintaining open and effective communication. A successful outcome in a weapons case often depends on the ability of the individual and their lawyer to work together effectively.


Working with a weapons lawyer requires a collaborative effort. You should choose a lawyer who has the experience and expertise to represent you effectively and who you feel comfortable working with. Communication and trust are key components in this process, and it is important to work closely with your weapons lawyer to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

Frequently asked questions for a weapons lawyer

A weapons lawyer is a type of criminal defense attorney who specializes in weapons offenses and firearms law. They help clients navigate the complex and often confusing laws surrounding firearms and weapons across Canada. These lawyers provide guidance and representation for clients facing charges related to weapons offences, such as illegal possession of firearms, carrying a concealed weapon, and use of a weapon in the commission of a crime.

The consequences of a weapons offence conviction can be severe and long-lasting. Depending on the specific charge, consequences may include fines, imprisonment, and a criminal record that can affect future employment and travel opportunities. In some cases, a weapons offense conviction may result in a lifetime ban on owning or possessing firearms.

The process for obtaining a firearms license  involves several steps, including submitting an application to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), passing a background check, and completing the Canadian Firearms Safety Course. Additionally, applicants may need to provide references and undergo an in-person interview with a firearms officer. The entire process can take several months and requires careful attention to detail and compliance with all requirements.

Under Canadian law, restricted and prohibited weapons are defined as firearms and other weapons that pose a higher risk to public safety. Examples of restricted weapons include handguns with a barrel length of less than 105 millimeters, and certain types of semi-automatic firearms. Prohibited weapons include fully automatic firearms, sawed-off shotguns, and certain types of ammunition.

If you are charged with illegal possession of a weapon, it is important to seek the guidance of a knowledgeable weapons lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer will work with you to understand the specific details of your case and develop a strategy to defend against the charges. This may include negotiating a plea bargain or fighting the charges in court. In some cases, it may be possible to have the charges dropped or reduced if the weapon was obtained illegally or if there were other extenuating circumstances.

Across Canada, a weapons offence refers to any illegal act involving a weapon, including firearms. A firearms offense specifically refers to a crime committed using a firearm. The consequences of a weapons offense or firearms offense conviction can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case and the type of weapon involved.

If you have been stopped by the police for a weapons-related offence, it is important to remain calm and cooperate with the officers. You have the right to remain silent and to seek legal counsel. It is also important to provide the officers with your name and other identifying information, but you should not answer any questions or make any statements that could incriminate you. A knowledgeable weapons lawyer can advise you on your rights and help protect your interests during the legal process.

Yes. De Boyrie Law offers free consultations for all of our legal services.

You can book a free consultation right here.

These are some of the most frequently asked questions for weapons lawyers. If you are facing weapons-related charges, it is important to seek the guidance of an experienced criminal defense attorney who specializes in firearms law. 

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Sharron Kelly
Sharron Kelly
Thank you Alex for the helpful information he has provided very appreciated
mark morab
mark morab
I found Alex through a google search and contacted him decided to contact him. I had no idea what i was in for but im glad i contacted him. He is professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Despite the late hour request he walked me through the process and patiently explained eveything to me. He helped me with my inquiry and resolved my issue very quickly! Glad i called him and highly recommended!
Falguni Nischal
Falguni Nischal
Alessandro De Boyrie…. Best lawyer ever!💯🙌
Vidya Dwarka
Vidya Dwarka
Alex is a ambitious professional lawyer, very proactive handling my matter more so in a super timely manner. Who took different avenues which was very helpful. Alex gracefully care about his client and what I was going through , his goals were very clear to resolve my matter which he did , with an amazing rewarding results. I was afraid and emotional lost and Alex assurance was full of compassion. I highly recommend. Alex , more grace n favours upon your life Alex 🙏 Thank you Alex for your tremendously part, you play in representing me.
Jade Luceno
Jade Luceno
Hands down the best lawyer I’ve ever seen. Alex always look out for our best interests and have my family back the entire time. If we have any questions or concerns he is always there to fill up the blanks and one thing about Alex is, he loves to help people & Win. Thank you again Alex for absolutely everything!
Michael Remington
Michael Remington
Alex fought very hard to win my case for me. I really appreciate the hard work you put into my case. Always answered my calls, and kept me in the loop. Definitely the best Criminal Lawyer in the GTA!
armin aghajani
armin aghajani
Alex is an Amazing attorney, I had 2 cases with him and everything went so smoothly. He is always on call and is responsible and caring about all aspects of the case.
Santino Tersigni
Santino Tersigni
Came to Alessandro with some matters to be resolved. He was able to do so swiftly and professionally. I recommend him to anyone in need of sound legal counsel.
Armin Nekooei
Armin Nekooei
Alex is an awesome lawyer! Always a professional and always available to answer my calls.
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