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Firearms

Our goal is to help clients get all charges against them either dismissed or significantly reduced.

If you have been charged with a gun possession charge, it is important that you work with an experienced criminal lawyer to review your case and determine the appropriate next steps for you. Our team is led by a former police officer and prosecutor, Patrick Schmidt. He has the experience and knowledge in providing the best results for you.

The current NSW firearms legislation, the Firearms Act 1996, was introduced as a response to growing community concern about firearms being used to perpetrate violent crime. Firearms were easy to obtain and their possession was generally not prohibited.

The Firearms Act sets up a system which controls eligibility for firearms licences. These matters are determined by a Tribunal.

It is important to understand that all firearms are dealt with under the Act, while prohibited weapons and articles are dealt with in the Weapons Prohibition Act 1998.

A breach of the act carries with it significant penalties and has little room for interpretation.

If you have a firearm, or are looking to get a licence, you need to get advice in relation to your responsibilities.

If you need advice in relation to a firearms charge, please call our criminal lawyer, Patrick Schmidt on 0410 593 059. He is available 24/7 to help you.

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