Weapons charges are very serious offences under the Criminal Code and are dealt with harshly by the courts. The sentences imposed typically range from one to ten years based on the seriousness of the offence. There are mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment of at least one year for some weapons offences. There has been an epidemic of weapons offences in the Halifax area over the past couple of years and as a result the police have been active in laying charges, frequently charging everyone in a vehicle or home where a weapon has been seized. Given the severity of the sentences imposed for some weapons offences, involvement in the legal process can be overwhelming for the accused and his family.
Given the severity of laws relating to weapons offences, it is possible that innocent person could find himself facing very serious charges which could send him to prison for years. If you have been arrested or charged with a weapons offence you should find a lawyer who has experience in dealing with such charges and make no statements to the police until you have had an opportunity to consult with your lawyer. If you are being investigated for or have been charged with any weapons offence call Thomas J. Singleton at (902) 492-7000 or (902) 483-3080 (after hours) before you make any statements to the police. Mr. Singleton has extensive experience in dealing with these very serious charges and will navigate your way through what could be a long and arduous court process.