Possession of a Firearm
Firearm charges mean serious prison sentences. If you have been charged with possession of a firearm, you are facing the possibility of several years in prison. If you are facing further charges, such as robbery or attempted murder, in which a firearm is alleged to have been used, you face the possibility of even higher minimum prison sentences.
Fighting firearms and other weapons charges requires a highly skilled and experienced defence lawyer. As a senior criminal lawyer, I have the knowledge and the experience to fully understand the charges you are facing and to conduct a thorough review of the evidence against you. I will provide you with an honest and realistic assessment of your case and help you understand what to expect throughout the process.
Ontario Guns and Gangs/Police Project Case Lawyer
Within the police department there are special sections, such as the Guns and Gangs Initiative, that investigate major crime. There are corresponding sections of the Crown's office dedicated to prosecuting these cases. These are large, long-term cases, sometimes referred to as Police Project Cases, involving substantial investigation, including surveillance and undercover work. They may run from several days to several years.
Major crime investigations conducted by the Guns and Gangs Initiative and Police Project Case investigations involve the most serious types of crimes ranging from possession of weapons and drug trafficking to organized crime. These cases frequently involve serious charges, including attempted murder, murder, conspiracy to commit murder and other violent offences. Serious cases of this nature require the skills of a knowledgeable and experienced Toronto complex and major violent crime defence lawyer.
If your case requires a jury trial, I have the necessary experience, advocacy skills and confidence to convincingly argue your case to the jury.
When you hire me as your lawyer, you can count on me to present the strongest possible defence in your case and to pursue every possible legal option in an effort to win your acquittal. I have been defending individuals accused of serious crimes since 1985. I am committed to protecting your rights and your freedom.
Representing Clients on Legal Aid
The individuals charged in these cases often do not have the financial ability to secure the legal representation they need. Legal Aid Ontario maintains an Extremely Serious Criminal Matters (ESCM) panel to which I have been admitted. ESCM lawyers must meet strict and demanding experience requirements before they are admitted to the panel. More information on representing clients on Legal Aid is available here.
Call Defence Lawyer Anthony De Marco for a Free Consultation
Contact my Toronto, Ontario, office today to discuss your case. I offer a free 30-minute consultation. For your convenience, I accept Visa and offer payment plans. You can reach me by phone at (416) 651-2299 or toll free at 1-888-399-3164 or via e-mail.