Criminal Law

Firearms & Weapons Offences

There are a number of firearms and dangerous weapons offences that range from minor to very serious. Some firearms are prohibited; however, the majority of firearms in circulation in the community are not prohibited but of course, require the possessor to be licensed and for the firearms to be registered.

Firearms and weapons offences generally fall into three categories: offences dealing with licensing and complying with firearms licence conditions; illegally possessing firearms or prohibited weapons; and using firearms or weapons in the commission of offences. 

Penalties for illegal possession of firearms, particularly prohibited firearms, can result in severe penalties. When firearms or weapons are used in the commission of an offence, the likely penalty for most offences is often imprisonment.

Of course, for those who are normally licensed and therefore authorised to possess firearms, being charged with a firearms offence can result in losing the privilege of holding or obtaining a firearms licence. For some people, the consequences of being charged with a firearms offence can outweigh the actual penalty received.

Our criminal lawyers are experienced in representing clients charged with various firearms offences - from not complying with conditions regarding the safe-keeping of firearms, to serious weapons offences.

If you have been charged with firearms or weapons offences and require legal assistance, then we invite you to contact your nearest Prime Lawyers office.

We have offices in Sydney, Parramatta, Chatswood, Sutherland and Wollongong.    

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