Weapons Offences

S=Summary H=Hybrid I=Indictable

Offence descriptionCriminal Code SectionS/H/IMinimum penaltyDischarge availableMaximum Penalty (S)Maximum Penalty (I)
Careless storage or use or handling of firearm86H yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
2 yrs. (1st offence); 5 yrs. (subsequent offence)
Pointing a firearm87H yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
5 yrs.
Weapons dangerous88H yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
10 yrs.
Carrying concealed weapon90H yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
5 yrs.
Unauthorized possession of firearm91H yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
5 yrs.
Possession of firearm knowing possession unauthorized92I1 yr. for 2d offence; 2 yrs. less a day for 3dyes (first offence only) 10 yrs.
Possession of restricted weapon with ammunition95*H3 yrs.
for 1st offence;
5 yrs. for 2d
(indictment only)
yes (summary conviction only)1 yr./
$5,000 fine
10 yrs.

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