Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

A weapon that is held for a purpose that is dangerous to the public’s peace or for the purpose of committing a crime is illegal. The focus of this offence is the purpose for which the weapon was used. The use of a weapon that is merely dangerous to the public peace may not be illegal depending on the circumstances.

The definition of a “weapon” is flexible and must be considered how it was used in the circumstances. Courts have considered broken beer bottles as weapons in the scenario of a bar fight.

At East Law we pride ourselves on being trial lawyers. Often these kinds of cases proceed to trial. We have a great command of the Courtroom, are excellent advocates, and have successfully defended many of these types of charges.


    John East


    B.A. (Hons), M.A., J.D.

    John East lives for a fight. He is not afraid to throw a punch and is certainly not afraid to take a punch. He then became a Criminal Defence Lawyer. Having spent many years working on a farm, John East understands that hard work is what wins out at the end of the day. He applies this motto to every case that he defends, no matter what.