Canadian Criminal Sentencing/Offences/Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

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Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
s. 88 of the Crim. Code
Election / Plea
Crown ElectionHybrid
JurisdictionProv. Court
SC Judge + PI (I)
SC Jury + PI (I) (536(2))
Summary Dispositions
Avail. Disp.Discharge (730)

Suspended Sentence (731(1)(a))
Fine (734)
Fine + Probation (731(1)(b))
Jail (718.3, 787)
Jail + Probation (731(1)(b))
Jail + Fine (734)

Conditional Sentence (742.1)
Maximum6 months jail or $5,000 fine
Indictable Dispositions
Avail. Disp.same as summary
Maximum10 years
Offence Elements
Sentence Principles
Sentence Digests

Legislation[edit | edit source]

Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
(2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)

(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years; or
(b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 88; 1995, c. 39, s. 139.


Application[edit | edit source]

Ancillary Orders[edit | edit source]

  • Weapons Prohibition (109 or 110)
  • Forfeiture of weapon (if seized)
  • DNA Order

Recommended Probationary Terms[edit | edit source]

  • not to possess weapons, firearms, ammunition or explosives