How can I get my gun back from the police?

>>>How can I get my gun back from the police?

How you get your gun back from the police will depend on whether it was seized for safety reasons, or whether it was seized because it was used in the commission of a criminal offence.

When your firearm has been seized for safety reasons, the officer who seized it must make an application to the court within 30 days for an order for the disposition of your firearm. If no application is made within 30 days, your firearm must be returned to you. If an application is made, you will have to attend the hearing and make submissions as to why you should have your firearm returned to you. At the end of the hearing, the justice that heard the application can issue an order that the firearm is returned to you, or they can make an order that the firearm is forfeited to the Crown. The justice can also make an order that you are not entitled to possess firearms or other weapons for a period of time not exceeding five years. If your gun was used in the commission of a criminal offence and there is a finding of guilt for that offence, the gun will be permanently forfeited to the Crown.

Given that you are at risk of permanently losing your firearms after they have been seized, call our office as soon as possible so that one of our defence lawyers can help you ensure that they are not permanently forfeited to the Crown. Not only will we be able to assist you with recovering your firearms from the state, but we will also be able to help you secure the best possible outcome for your criminal charges.

For specific information regarding your claim, please select the location that’s closest to you.

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All our 30-60 minute free consultations are conducted with one of our Criminal Defence Lawyers and include the following steps:

  1. Gathering of some personal information about you, such as your level of education, occupation, and citizenship status. This information can be crucial for building your defence and seeking a resolution with the Crown Prosecutor;
  2. Careful review of all documents you received from the police. We will explain what each document is, and what you can expect from and need to do for all upcoming appearances;
  3. Critical review of your recollection of events, and any supporting materials you choose to bring with you. This step helps us identify possible defences and avenues for further investigation; and
  4. Discussion of the court process, our fee structure, and what we can do to help.

Beyond these steps, we would be happy to tell you more about us, and answer any questions you may have. If you chose to retain us to help you, we will immediately provide an overview of what steps we plan to take next, and suggestions as to what you should do to improve your chances of a successful outcome.

For the free initial consultation to be as productive as possible, you should bring (or email in advance) the following materials:

  • A written statement (preferably typed) outlining your version of events;
  • All documents that you have been given by the court or by the police;
  • Any disclosure you have received;
  • Photo ID; and
  • Any supporting documents, such as photographs, emails, texts, phone records, medical records, receipts, etc.

Ideally, you will have prepared a copy of these materials for us to keep, but if not, we can always photocopy them during the consultation.

We offer flexible payment options and structures designed to meet our clients’ individual needs. Our lawyers accept all major credit cards, bank drafts, money orders, email money transfers (e-transfers) and, of course, cash.

If you decide to retain us after the free initial consultation, all we need is a retainer (down payment) to get started. The rest of the fee payments for the case can be spaced out over time. We can set you up on a monthly or bi-monthly payment plan, and process payments over the telephone or by email to make it easy for you.

The cost of a criminal defence lawyer will depend on several factors, including:

  1. how complex your case is,
  2. how serious the charges are, and
  3. how experienced the Criminal Defence lawyer is.

The fees of a competent Criminal Defence Lawyer will typically range into the thousands of dollars. The good news is that only a fraction of that amount is due initially. We offer flexible payment schedules so thefees can be paid in monthly installments.

Additionally, we offer flat rate fees, with no hidden costs. It is our standard practice to review all the costs during the free initial consultation. This means you will know exactly what our services cost at the outset and can make an informed decision about how to proceed.