Firearm Offences Lawyers based in Melbourne
The judiciary always treat firearms offences very seriously. Consideration of the circumstances that surround any firearms offence charge is very important. Possession of registered firearms vs unregistered firearms, possession of drugs in connection with unregistered firearms and injury caused by firearms and the general danger to the public are just some of the relevant matters when considering a firearms brief.
Other ancillary ramifications such as the cancellation of a firearms licence are also important to bear in mind. It is important to consider that some charges can be defended, particularly charges relating to whether a firearm is considered to be in transit or where possession is not clear. The case law is not settled in this area and police may lay charges associated with the possession of firearms in the course of travel that can often be defended.
Experienced firearms offence lawyers
We routinely handle firearm offence matters and have easily accessible offices in Ballarat, Dandenong, Frankston, Geelong, Moorabbin, Ringwood and the Melbourne CBD.
Dribbin & Brown has dealt with a hundred’s of cases relating to firearms including section 189 non-prohibited person applications.
We are aware that there are often serious repercussions following a guilty finding for a firearms offence. A finding of guilt can impact employment, particularly for those working within the security industry.
On entering a plea of guilty you may be found to be a prohibited person with respect to your firearms licence and will have to forfeit all your guns.
There are a number of potentially aggravating features in relation to firearms offences so it is important that you sit down with a lawyer to discuss the facts particular to your case. If you have been charged with firearm offences, call our office today, and speak with one of our experienced lawyers to determine the best approach to your case.