Guns & Weapons

The political and legal landscape surrounding firearms and weapons charges is complex and constantly evolving. We are committed to protecting you and your rights.

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 Middlesex County
(Court location: London)

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(Court location: St. Thomas)

 Oxford County
(Court location: Woodstock)

 Huron County
(Court location: Goderich)

 Lambton County
(Court location: Sarnia)

 Norfolk County
(Court location: Simcoe)


Snow Lawyers Professional Corporation

135 Albert St.
London ON
N6A 1L9

Firearm & Weapon Charges

In Canada, gun possession, ownership, and use are heavily regulated. There are no constitutionally guaranteed rights with respect to gun ownership or use in Canadian law.

Instead, there are complex regulations and requirements that govern how people are (and are not) allowed to handle, transport, own, and store firearms and ammunition.

Charges may arise from police investigations or altercations involving possession or use of a firearm or weapon. Often, weapons are found as a result of a police interaction for something else, such as a domestic occurrence, traffic stop, or unrelated arrest. Sometimes otherwise harmless use or possession can result in charges being laid.

London Guns & Weapons Lawyers Help You Avoid Severe Consequences

The often politically-charged steps taken to curb illegal gun activity have had a noticeable negative effect on otherwise lawful and responsible gun owners – often in rural communities.

The Criminal Code, Firearms Act, and the elaborate regulatory regime put in place by the government have complicated the landscape for hunters, recreational shooters and gun collectors who try to navigate the law.

The consequences for firearms and weapons offences, even in innocent circumstances, can be severe. Government policy mandates that all firearm charges be prosecuted severely, and there are mandatory minimum jail sentences for some firearms offences. Defending these cases requires a careful analysis of the law and often involves complicated applications related to the police conduct.

Protecting Your Freedom

While the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not contain gun ownership rights, it still guarantees you protection against arbitrary detention, unreasonable searches of you or your property, and unreasonable seizure of your property.

If the police violated your rights, we challenge this illegal conduct and argue that the evidence against you should be excluded.

This work is time consuming and complex, but we are committed to protecting your freedom, and protecting you from the unlawful actions of government authorities.

About Snow Lawyers Professional Corporation

We are trial lawyers. We work late nights and we bring complicated applications to challenge prosecutions.

When we are in trial, it consumes us—we are single-minded in our pursuit of success and protecting you against the immense power of the government.

We protect your privacy, your family, your freedom, and your livelihood. We protect you from prosecutions that can be driven by political objectives, not the pursuit of justice.

We protect you from dishonest police and civilian witnesses, and illegal police conduct.

How much will my case cost?

The cost of each case depends on the nature and complexity of the charges you are facing. The cost of your defence will also depend on if you have a trial or resolve the case in another manner, and the experience level of your lawyer.

Do you charge by the hour or offer flat rate fees?

At Snow Lawyers we charge a flat fee for each stage of your proceedings. This offers a high degree of certainty when you are planning to pay for your defence, and ensures there are no surprises. We also feel it is important you don’t worry your lawyer is going to charge you for every second when you need to communicate important information about your case.

Do you offer payment plans?

We understand that being charged with a criminal offence is an unexpected and unpleasant surprise. If you are not able to pay for your defence all at once, we will work with you to structure a payment plan that allows you to make payments over time.

What makes us different

Honesty & Professionalism

We defend you with integrity. This not only benefits you, but ensures we are taken seriously among prosecutors, juries, and courts.

Our cases are not about boosting our egos or self-promotion. We make sure to tell you the tough truth; even if it isn’t what you want to hear. We resolve cases discreetly, so you can work towards resuming a normal life.


Don’t mistake professionalism for being a pushover. The Canadian justice system is an adversarial one. We are not afraid to take hard or unpopular positions in order to defend what is just and right.


We deliver honest, straightforward legal advice. No matter the complexity of your situation, we are loyal to your rights and you, as a person. Each defence is tailored to your unique circumstances, and we advise you on how best to proceed.

Hard Work & Smart Work

There is rarely an easy solution to your problem; that’s why we are committed to putting in the time and resources necessary to accomplish the right/just result. We keep up on all developments in the law. By actively engaging in professional associations and conducting regular independent research, we know the newest and best ways to approach each case.

How it works:

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135 Albert St.
London ON
N6A 1L9