Firearms Offence Lawyer In Toronto

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R. v. A.K. (Toronto)

  • Allegations: A.K. faced serious gun and drug charges, including, unauthorized possession firearm, point firearm and possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and fentanyl. Police responded to a call of a male with a firearm in downtown Toronto. It was alleged the A.K. pointed a firearm at an officer while fleeing from the police. Later, a search warrant was obtained for a vehicle, which contained approximately 50 grams of fentanyl that the Crown alleged belonged to A.K. The evidence included video and A.K. being found in possession of the car keys for the vehicle within which the drugs were located. If convicted, he faced a custodial sentence of 6-8 years in jail.
  • Result: The firearm charges were dismissed. The trial judge further agreed with Mr. Fedorowicz that the Crown failed to establish possession of the drugslocated inside the vehicle beyond a reasonable doubt and, a result, his client was found not guilty.

R. V. A.A. (Brampton)

  • Allegations: A.A. faced charges of drug trafficking, possessing a loaded firearm, and possessing proceeds of crime following a police investigation spurred by a confidential source. The search of A.A.’s residence uncovered drugs, cash, and a loaded firearm.
  • Defence Strategy: A challenge was made under section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, arguing that the search warrant was issued without sufficient reasonable grounds, violating A.A.’s privacy rights. The defence successfully argued that the evidence should be excluded under section 24(2) of the Charter.
  • Result: A.A. was found not guilty of all charges due to the exclusion of evidence.

R. V. S.H. (TORONTO)

  • Allegations: Police execute a search warrant at S.H.’s residence. Locate a loaded firearm in addition to a large quantity of heroin and cocaine.
  • Defence Strategy: Application filed asserting violations of S.H.’s constitutional rights. That search was unlawful because the police misled the issuing justice, and that the warrant was granted without reasonable grounds.
  • Result: Application granted. The trial judge agrees with the defence counsel that S.H.’s Charter Rights were violated and all evidence must be excluded. All charges were dismissed.

R. V. M.K. (TORONTO)

  • Allegations: Vehicle involved in a high-speed pursuit with police that results in a crash. A firearm was thrown while the driver (who was alleged to be M.K.) and passenger fled the scene. Chase is captured by an in-car police camera.
  • Defence Strategy: Establish there is reasonable doubt that the firearm was discarded by the driver. It was equally plausible that the firearm was discarded by the passenger.
  • Result: The judge finds there existed reasonable doubt that M.K. threw the firearm. Not guilty of possessing a firearm.

R. V. K.A (TORONTO)

  • Allegations: During a traffic stop, police locate a firearm on the floor of the rear driver-side passenger. Also, locate cell phones in the same area.
  • Defence Strategy: Reasonable doubt that K.A. possessed the firearm. The firearm, along with the phone, belonged to individuals who had recent access to the rear seat.
  • Result: Not guilty of possessing a firearm.

R. V. C.J. (TORONTO)

  • Allegations: C.J. is facing charges of attempted murder with a firearm. Police alleged that client shot the victim on the subway platform during the afternoon commute. The victim identifies C.J. as the shooter in a statement to police and at the preliminary hearing.
  • Defence Strategy: Point to lack of evidence identifying the client as the shooter. The earlier identification of C.J. was unreliable. The victim had a dispute with C.J., which was a motive for false identification.
  • Result: Not guilty of all charges.

R. V. T.M. (TORONTO)

  • Allegations: The client is arrested as part of the Guns and Gangs investigation “Project Sizzle.” Police located a loaded semi-automatic handgun inside T.M.’s residence.
  • Defence Strategy: Apply to exclude evidence pursuant to s. 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on the basis that no grounds existed for the issuance of the search warrant.
  • Result: The judge agrees that T.M.’s right to be free from unreasonable search is violated—charge of possession of firearm dismissed.

R. V. N.S. (TORONTO)

  • Allegations: N.S. faced serious charges of possessing and pointing a firearm. The Crown’s theory was that N.S. and the complainant became involved in a dispute after leaving the bar. The argument escalated to the point that N.S. retrieved and threatened to shoot the complainant with the firearm.
  • Defence Strategy: Mr. Fedorowicz’s cross-examination of the Crown’s witnesses effectively exposed their lack of credibility and reliability. Their evidence was inconsistent and did not make sense. In his closing address to the jury, Mr. Fedorowicz pointed to the absence of any independent evidence that supported the police version of events. The end result was that the Crown had failed to establish his client’s guilt to the high standard of beyond a reasonable doubt.
  • Result: The jury finds N.S. not guilty after deliberating for only a few hours.

R. V. P.D. (TORONTO)

  • Allegations: Police respond to the home of P.D., who was going through a stressful period in his life. Police eventually discovered that P.D. had a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) and kept several firearms at the residence. Police seized the firearms and commenced an application for forfeiture under s. 117.05(2) of the Criminal Code.
  • Defence Strategy: Mr. Fedorowicz presented the Crown Attorney with a package of material to establish his client was a law-abiding citizen that was going through a temporary, stressful time in his life. The firearms were otherwise safely stored. As a result, there was no reasonable basis to believe that the return of the firearms would present any risk to either P.D. or a member of the public.
  • Result: Crown abandons application for forfeiture. Firearms returned without a hearing.
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Understanding Firearms Offences In Toronto

Firearm offences are taken extremely seriously within the Canadian justice system. Law enforcement agencies have dedicated units that focus solely on investigating such offences. In Ontario, a specialized Crown Office unit called "Guns and Gangs" prosecutes individuals facing firearm-related charges. Even for first-time offenders, a conviction for a firearm offence often carries significant penalties, including the possibility of a jail sentence.

With over 20 years of experience, Richard Fedorowicz of Fedorowicz Law has assisted individuals facing firearm charges. As a highly skilled and knowledgeable firearms lawyer in Toronto, Richard understands the intricacies of this complex area of the law, including the licensing framework and the potential constitutional violations that may result in the dismissal of your case.

Experienced Firearms Lawyer In Toronto: Strategic Brilliance

Richard Fedorowicz meticulously identifies winning strategies and defences when your case goes to trial. Some of the effective strategies he has utilized in previous cases include:

  • Challenging the Crown's ability to prove that his client had the firearm.
  • Identifying violations of his client's constitutional rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms can lead to the exclusion of evidence and, ultimately, the dismissal of the case.
  • Casting doubt on whether the item in question meets the legal definition of a firearm as outlined in the Criminal Code.
  • If the weapon was discovered inside a residence, establishing that there were no grounds for issuing the search warrant.

Richard Fedorowicz's extensive experience and expertise in firearms cases allow him to develop compelling defences tailored to each client's unique circumstances, increasing the chances of a successful outcome.

Defending Firearms Charges In Toronto & The GTA

Richard Fedorowicz understands the stress and uncertainty of facing firearm charges. That's why Richard is committed to providing personalized attention to each client. He is always available to meet with you one-on-one to review the evidence, address your concerns, and develop effective strategies for your defence.

Don't hesitate to schedule a no-charge consultation if you or a family member is facing a firearm offence. By consulting with Richard Fedorowicz, you gain access to a dedicated firearms lawyer in Toronto who will fight vigorously to protect your rights and pursue the best possible outcome for your case.

Navigating Firearm Laws And Regulations

Richard Fedorowicz's comprehensive understanding of firearm laws and regulations is invaluable to your defence. With his extensive knowledge, he can guide you through the intricate legal landscape surrounding firearm offences, ensuring your rights are protected at every step. Whether it involves analyzing licensing requirements, evaluating the admissibility of evidence, or challenging procedural irregularities, Richard's expertise will be instrumental in building a solid defence strategy.

Building A Strong Defence Strategy For Firearm Offences

Richard Fedorowicz believes in a proactive approach to building a solid defence strategy for firearm offences. By thoroughly examining the details of your case, he aims to uncover critical facts and evidence that may support your innocence or cast doubt on the Crown's case against you. With his sharp attention to detail and analytical skills, Richard leaves no stone unturned in preparing your defence. Rest assured that your case will be handled with the utmost professionalism, dedication, and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome.

Why Choose Fedorowicz Law For Your Firearm Case?

  • Extensive Experience: With over 20 years of experience in criminal law, Richard Fedorowicz has established a strong track record of successfully defending clients in firearm cases.
  • Specialized Knowledge: Richard's in-depth knowledge of firearm laws, regulations, and the intricacies of the justice system allows him to provide you with effective legal representation.
  • Personalized Attention: As a sole practitioner, Richard ensures that each client receives personalized attention and tailored legal solutions.
  • Strategic Defences: Richard's ability to identify winning strategies and defences specific to firearm offences significantly increases the chances of a positive outcome.
  • Proactive Approach: Richard takes a proactive approach to your defence, leaving no stone unturned in preparing a robust strategy to protect your rights.
  • Commitment To Success: Fedorowicz Law is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for your case and safeguarding your future.

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