Have you been charged with the offence to use a firearm in a dangerous manner?
With the aid of an experienced firearm offence lawyer, you may be able to raise defences against this charge, and avoid potentially harsh penalties. Can the prosecution prove all elements of the defence? Do you feel the firearm was used in a safe manner?
For more information on the charge, please continue reading below.
Section 129 of the Firearms Act 1996.
The prosecution must prove:
The defendant used a firearm; and
The manner in which the defendant used the firearm was dangerous.
The maximum penalty
The maximum penalty for using a firearm in a dangerous manner is 120 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment.
Where will my case be heard?
A charge of using a firearm in a dangerous manner will most likely be heard in the Magistrates’ Court.
What to do next?
If you have been charged with using a firearm in a dangerous manner you should contact an experienced criminal lawyer immediately. Time is key to preparing the best possible defence should your hearing proceed to court. Contact Dribbin & Brown.
Section 129 Offence to use a firearm in a dangerous manner
A person must not use a firearm in a dangerous manner.
Penalty: 120 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment.