Firearms and Other Prohibited Weapons Offences

These types of offences include charges such as possession of an unlicensed or unregistered firearm, possession of weapons or explosives in public places and places of detention and possession or making of explosives. Other common offences include causing danger or dangerous use of firearm or spear gun, firing at dwelling houses or buildings (drive-by shootings) and offences involving the safe keeping of firearms.

The penalties for firearms and weapons related offences range in severity, from a fine or community service order, through to intensive correction orders or a prison sentence. Offences such as possessing ammunition are at the less serious end of the spectrum, where offences such as firing at a dwelling or house are considered more serious and may likely result in a period of detention.

What to do if you've been charged

If you have been charged with a firearms or prohibited weapons related offence, we recommend that you seek the advice of an experienced criminal lawyer as soon as possible. Blair Criminal Lawyers can recommend the best course of action based on your circumstances, utilising our expertise at defending these types of matters. We have a successful track record at achieving a reduction in sentence or section 10 dismissal of charges.

We also recommend that, before seeking legal advice, you:

  • exercise your right to silence
  • do not agree to a search of any kind
  • do not give an interview
  • do not give a statement
  • do not sign anything
  • do not go on video camera at any time
  • do not agree to a forensic procedure
  • do not agree to a lineup

You can call Blair Criminal Lawyers anytime on 02 9267 6255. We understand that you may have been charged after hours and need advice right away. We have expert lawyers available to help you at all hours.

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