Firearms, weapons and ammunition offences are taken very seriously here in Western Australia. They relate to carrying a controlled or prohibited objects with an intent to injure a person or cause fear.
The use of firearms and weapons in Western Australia is governed by the Firearms Act 1973, the Firearms Regulation 1974 and the Weapons Act 1999. These Acts set out a range of offences including:
- Possession of firearms and ammunition
- Possession of unregistered firearms
- Discharge of firearms in a public place
- Discharge of firearms to endanger life
- Unauthorised sale of firearms
The improper use, possession and storage of a firearm or weapon often leads to fines and periods of imprisonment. However, these charges often relate to objects you may not have considered a weapon such as a knife or broken bottle.
If you have been charged with a firearms, weapons or ammunition offence, we recommend you seek legal advice as soon as possible to determine your options. The Kate King Legal team of criminal lawyers are highly experienced in firearms and weapons offences.
We want to give you the strongest representation possible. That means looking at your case holistically and mounting a defence that works best for your charges. It all starts with an initial phone call conversation. We provide a free first 15 minute call and are available to speak at anytime.
If you are facing a firearms or weapons charge, contact us now to speak to one of the leading criminal defence lawyers in Western Australia.