CRIMINAL LAW

Violent Offences

Aggressive Defence for Weapons Offences in Edmonton

The defence lawyers at the Edmonton law offices of Haryett & Company have a long record of success in defending those charged with weapons offences throughout Alberta. We are prepared to aggressively defend you in the event that you are charged with a weapons offence. For effective representation in the Alberta courts, call us today.


We have experience defending clients against weapons charges including:

  • Armed robbery 
  • Weapons-based probation violations
  • Carrying a concealed weapon 
  • Illegal possession of a firearm 
  • Illegal discharge of a firearm

Concealed weapon laws make carrying a concealed weapon or using a concealed weapon a criminal offence, however committing a crime while using or carrying a weapon exacerbates the severity of the charges that can be brought against the offender, and penalties following conviction can be harsh.


Mandatory Minimum Sentences

In most cases, gun and firearm charges carry serious mandatory minimum jail sentences. This is especially true if the offender is using or carrying a weapon in the commission of a crime. For example, a robbery where a deadly weapon is involved will carry a minimum 4-year jail sentence if you are convicted.


When a criminal offence involves a gun or other weapon, i.e., brass knuckles, knives, blunt objects, etc., it is much harder to get reasonable bail or any bail at all. Without an effective and aggressive defence team on your side, an accused offender may be stuck in jail for weeks or months waiting for a trial date to be set.

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