Area of Law: Criminal Law
Answer # 7829
Carrying a concealed weaponRegion: Ontario Answer # 7829
Carrying a concealed weapon (section 90) is a possession offence in Part III of the Criminal Code.
Carrying concealed weapon
- 90(1) Every person commits an offence who carries a weapon, a prohibited device or any prohibited ammunition concealed, unless the person is authorized under the Firearms Act to carry it concealed.
(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 five years; or
- (b)is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
Other possession offences include:
- Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
- Carrying weapon while attending public meeting
- Possession of firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
- Possession of prohibited weapon, device or ammunition knowing its possession is unauthorized
- Possession at unauthorized place
- Unauthorized possession in motor vehicle
Visit other answers in this section or view the Criminal Code for more information on firearms and other weapon offences.
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