What is a prohibited weapon?
Under Section 7 of the Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 it is an offence for a person to possess or use a prohibited weapon unless they are authorized to do so under a permit. In addition, anyone who has a permit but possesses or uses the weapon for a purpose other than the purpose for which they have the permit, is also guilty of an offence. Due to Australia’s commitment to eradicate unlawful possession of guns, the maximum penalty is quite severe, and if found guilty the offender could spend up to 14 years in jail.
Part 4 of the Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 deals with the sale and purchase of prohibited weapons, and similarly carry maximum penalties of extensive imprisonment terms. How we can help you:
Our team is experienced in the following areas of firearm and prohibited weapon offences:
- Possession of an unregistered firearm
- Firing at dwelling houses or buildings
- Possession of an unlicensed firearm
- Possess prohibited firearms
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