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 As a Weapons Lawyer, he has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges were completely withdrawn.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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J Esteves
J Esteves
Alex's exceptional legal knowledge cleared my charge with remarkable finesse. His dedication, expertise, and strategic approach were instrumental in securing a positive outcome. I'm immensely grateful for his unwavering support and highly recommend Alex for anyone in need of top-tier legal representation
Teresa Nguyen
Teresa Nguyen
Alex is a phenomenal and dedicated lawyer. He is realistic, reasonable, compassionate, non judgemental, knowledgeable, responsive, very professional...the list goes on! He’s helped to counsel me through some very stressful situations and gone above and beyond what was expected of him. I have not one negative thing to say about him. He has all the characteristics you would want in a lawyer and I can’t recommend him enough. Thank you Alex, you rock don’t ever change!!!!
A Client
A Client
5 Stars ☆☆☆☆☆ Truly the finest criminal defence lawyer and team that are available. Alex De Boyrie handled our case quickly, with confidence and current knowledge of the law, which resulted in the charges dropped. Thanks again to Alex and De Boyrie Team.
Molly S
Molly S
I reached out to Alex seeking advice when I was on the receiving end of criminal harassment. Alex openly acknowledged his specialization is a Criminal Defence Lawyer. Nevertheless, he provided me with straightforward & honest guidance on how to proceed. He not only steered me in the right direction, he also referred me to another lawyer (highly) capable of handling my situation. He even ensured to follow up to see if I received a call. It is patently clear that Alex has a strong sense of integrity, demonstrated by his response. Therefore, I highly recommend his services. Thank you, Alex. Molly
Damneen Hayer
Damneen Hayer
We’ve worked with Alex and could not ask for a more professional and understanding experience. Communication was very clear with him. He explained our situation to us and what needs to be done. Hopefully we won’t have to but if there’s ever need for legal help again, we’re coming right back to Alex.
I want to give a shoutout to Alex De Boyrie for being an amazing lawyer. They really know their stuff and helped me navigate my case like a pro. Alex was super thorough in reviewing all the evidence and made sure to tackle anything that could have gone south for me. What I appreciate most about Alex is their constant support and great communication. They always kept me in the loop and answered my questions quickly. With Alex on my side, I felt confident throughout the whole process. Thanks to Alex's expertise, I got a positive outcome I wouldn't have achieved otherwise. If you need a sharp, reliable lawyer to have your back, go with Alex De Boyrie. They've got your legal needs covered, no doubt about it. Big thanks to them for making a tough situation way more manageable!
Philip Edward James Theakston
Philip Edward James Theakston
I am writing this review to express my deepest gratitude and admiration for the outstanding legal assistance provided by Lawyer Alex De Boyrie. Recently, I had the privilege of working with Alex on my legal case, and his expertise, professionalism, and dedication surpassed all expectations. From the moment I contacted Alex, he exhibited a genuine concern for my case, making me feel instantly at ease. His exceptional communication skills ensured that I fully understood the intricacies of my situation, providing me with the confidence I needed to navigate through the legal process. Alex's ability to explain complex legal jargon in a concise and understandable manner was truly commendable. Throughout the entire process, Alex displayed an unwavering commitment to achieving the best possible outcome. His thorough research and meticulous attention to detail set him apart from other attorneys. He effortlessly identified critical aspects that may have been overlooked by others, ultimately strengthening our case significantly. What impressed me most about Alex was his unrivaled courtroom presence. He exuded confidence and poise, which undoubtedly had a significant impact. Alex presented our case with precision and clarity, leaving no room for doubt. His strong advocacy skills combined with his ability to think on his feet were instrumental in securing a favorable outcome. Beyond his exceptional legal expertise, Alex regularly demonstrated genuine compassion for my well-being throughout the process. He consistently took the time to address my concerns, provide reassurance, and answer any questions I had. This level of personalized attention made me feel valued as a client and reinforced my trust in his abilities. In conclusion, I would recommend Lawyer Alex De Boyrie. His outstanding legal skills, tireless work ethic, and genuine care for his clients make him an invaluable asset in the legal field. If you find yourself in need of legal representation, rest assured that you will be in capable hands with Alex. He is an extraordinary lawyer who goes above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. Thank you, Alex, for your invaluable assistance and for making a difference in my life. Your exemplary legal services have left an indelible impression on me, and I am incredibly grateful for your dedication and expertise. Sincerely, Philip Edward James Theakston
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Lizzy W
I would recommend Alex De Boyrie Law to anyone going through a criminal case, he is professional, attentive and works hard to get the best resolution as quickly as possible. I found myself in some hot water that was pretty serious and Alex worked to have my charges completely dismissed. He was successful. I am so happy, thankful and appreciative. Having a criminal record could have hindered me for the rest of my life. He was available anytime I needed him either by text, phone, or meetings. Thank you again Alex for all you did for me, you are truly a God send!
Reigan Herstad
Reigan Herstad
Alex is a terrific council. He treats his clients with respect and honesty right from the start. He made sure to keep in constant contact and was very thorough with his work. I strongly recommend.
Luis Rico
Luis Rico
Alex is a professional lawyer very friendly and really knowledgeable. He patiently explained everything to me and resolved my case very quickly. Glad i found him. Highly recommended.
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