A weapon is defined as 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. Of course, this includes firearms, but also items such as brass knuckles and switch blades. However, there can be a number of other factors such as whether an object was intended to be used to cause harm. Call Toronto weapons lawyer Michael Juskey for a free, confidential consultation about your case.
It’s possible you may be charged with a weapons offence even though you had nothing to do with the use or possession of the weapon, or even any knowledge of its existence. For example, you are a passenger in a vehicle where police have discovered a weapon in the trunk. You, along with everyone else in the vehicle, would be charged with a weapons offence.
In these situations, two common and straightforward defences are often used.
First, that you had no knowledge of the existence of the weapon.
Second, that the police conducted an illegal search, violating your charter rights.
The definition of a weapon, how it was used, and your role in how it was found can be a complex process. This is why you need to contact Toronto weapons lawyer Michael Juskey immediately upon being charged. You should not speak to anyone without your lawyer present.
Your first conversation with Michael with be a no charge strategy session. You will learn how the legal system works and what options may be available to you.
Once you retain Michael as your lawyer, he becomes your partner, confidant, and of course legal representative. He will get to know you as a person – your personal and professional life, your relationships, and your values and beliefs. The better Michael knows you, the more effectively he can defend you. Click here to get in touch with Michael Juskey, an experienced Toronto weapons lawyer.