Andrew Captan is a Toronto Criminal Lawyer who defends individuals charged with Weapons Dangerous.
The offence of Weapons Dangerous is set out in s. 88(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada:
“88. (1) Every person commits an offence who carries or possesses a weapon, an imitation of a weapon, a prohibited device or any ammunition or prohibited ammunition for a purpose dangerous to the public peace or for the purpose of committing an offence.”
The main issue that is often litigated when dealing with Weapons Dangerous is whether the accused person possessed a weapon “for a purpose dangerous to the public peace”.
The Courts, in deciding this issue, must look to both the intention (or inferred intention) of the accused, as well as whether, on an objective analysis of the circumstances, the possession of the weapon was for a purpose dangerous to the public peace (or for the purpose of committign an offence).
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