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Weapons Offences

Gun and knife offence lawyers

The UK authorities have a ‘zero tolerance’ towards firearm offences, and with the steep rise in knife crime penalties for being caught with an offensive weapon will lead to severe penalties being imposed.

Early expert legal advice is therefore essential if you have been charged with such an offence.

The possession of a firearm – defined by the Firearms Act 1968 as ‘a lethal barrelled weapon of any description from which any shot, bullet or other missile can be discharged’ – is tightly regulated in the UK.

To be caught with a gun without a licence could see you jailed for a minimum of five years, even if you did not know you had a firearm in your possession. As expert gun offence lawyers we can help

If the police find an offensive weapon on you, you could face up to four years in jail.

Some weapons such as flick knives, swords or machetes are automatically considered offensive and you could be charged with possessing one even if you did not intend to injure someone. Other weapons, such as an baseball bat or a work hammer could have an innocent purpose, but if the police believe you plan to use it to injure someone, you could face charges. As expert offensive weapon solicitors we can help.

How we can help

If you are suspected or charged with an offence relating to an offensive weapon you will understandably be worried and distressed. You will need an experienced Criminal Defence Team who understand what you are going through and will ruthlessly fight your corner.

At Berris Law our specialist criminal defence solicitors are well used to defending allegations of offensive weapon and firearm offences, such as illegal possession or use of a firearm, possession of an imitation firearm or illegal conversions of weapons.

We will work tirelessly to build you a solid defence, sifting through all the evidence to help find proof of your claims.

We will accompany you to the crucial police station interviews to ensure you get the best legal advice and that your rights are protected. If you are charged, we will be with you throughout the court process, working hard to secure you bail and ensuring you have the top defence advocates to speak on your behalf.

Contact us today

If you or a family member has been arrested for a weapons offence, you can get in touch with our solicitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week for assistance. Either call us on 020 3325 7415 or complete our online form and we’ll get right back to you.


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