Any charge or situation involving a firearm is treated very seriously by our criminal justice system. It may become very difficult to secure bail, and the sentences for these charges are potentially quite lengthy. So the proper handling of these charges from the very beginning is critical.
I can assist you to obtain bail for firearms-related offences and it is not impossible to do so – merely difficult. And in preparing your defence we will consider all aspects of the firearms charge and the related charges, including proof of possession, the role the firearm played in any other dealings, possible Charter violations, and so on. There is no getting around the seriousness of the charge. But it can be managed.
Serious criminal charges require a serious defence and serious attention. My clients facing such charges will find I am available 24/7 to meet their needs and to ensure they receive the best defence available. It is exactly in relation to major criminal charges that our commitment to principles of justice are tested. Those accused are no less innocent until proven guilty, and no less entitled to constitutional protections, than those accused of lesser crimes. In fact, they need it more.