Weapon Offences

Weapon Offences

A weapons crime is the criminal act that involves the illegal use, sale, possession or distribution of a weapon/s. A weapons crime can be committed with weapons not prohibited by law, like a knife, and by weapons prohibited by law, like an automatic rifle, grenade, and others.

Did you know that possessing an imitation fireman is a weapons offence and that altering identification marks on a weapon is also an offence. Other weapons prohibited by law include throwing stars, crossbows, knuckledusters, thumb cuffs, nunchakus and kung fu sticks amongst many others.

Weapon offences are very serious and the courts are very harsh when handing down penalties, and being accused of committing a weapons offence must be handled by a skilled, resourceful and experienced CRIMLAW criminal defence lawyer and accredited criminal law specialist.

Weapon Crime Penalty

Most of the penalties for weapons crimes are very serious. You can be put in gaol, high fines, probation, community service, mandatory restitution to the victim, and a mark on your permanent record are things that you might face if you are sentenced of a weapons crime. Other than that, having a criminal record like a weapons offense can cripple your reputation and good standing in the community.

People who commit weapon crimes are not taken lighlty by the police. The lives and well-being of millions of people are put in danger every year, all because of these kinds of crimes. You would be forcefully questioned and prosecuted by police and prosecution lawyers once you are charged with a weapons crime.

If you or a friend or someone in your family have been charged with a weapons crime you need to contact CRIMLAW lawyers and accredited criminal law specialists who can defend you from the prosecutors and fight these charges in your best interests.

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Robert Kaufmann
Robert Kaufmann

Robert began his career in law working for some of Sydney's top Commercial law firms. He finished his studies in Law working for a Judge where he was fortunate to be involved in many court cases where he obtained an understanding of the many complexities that affect a party in their court proceedings. From there, he realised that the defenceless needed protecting and consequently began his chosen career working as a defence lawyer.Robert started his career in law working for Legal Aid NSW handling a large case load and immersing himself in learning about court advocacy. He left Legal Aid to become a Criminal Defence consultant for a boutique criminal law firm and shortly after invested all his knowledge and energy in creating CRIMLAW. His vision was a criminal defence firm that would have only the best and brightest lawyers providing top quality legal representation in the area of criminal defence law at an affordable price to anyone who needed help. Having appearing over the years in all types of complex criminal matters, his persistence, tenacity and passion for Criminal Law and the defence of his clients has seen him excel to the top of his field.His vision combined with his hunger to have justice done makes him the advocate that you want fighting for your rights. His belief that everyone is entitled to respect and a strong and vigorous defence is the ethos that he has instilled in the CRIMLAW family. His willingness to help any person under any circumstances is the driving force of CRIMLAW and helps it grow from strength to strength.In 2013 Robert realised that running a firm had taken a lot of his time. Time that he wanted to spend working for clients and spending with family so he decided to sell the firm Crimlaw. He has stayed on at the new firm Crimlaw Criminal Defence Lawyers as a lawyer and a consultant. This has allowed him to dedicate his time to the thing he loves the best – representing clients. Robert has been endorsed by the Law Society of NSW as an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law. He is also a member of the following Legal Aid Panels: specialist Serious Crime, General Crime, specialist Children's Crime, the specialist Sexual Assault Communication Privilege and the Metropolitan Duty Scheme Panel.