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Focused firearm offence solicitors to defend you

Criminal Defence

UK firearm laws are extremely complex. If you are charged with firearms offences, you need a solicitor that knows the law to give you the best possible defence to help clear you of any wrongdoing. Cartwright King’s specialist Firearm Offence Solicitors offer you sound legal advice that’s focused on defending you and your rights.

Get in touch with Cartwright King now to speak to a specialist Firearm Offences Solicitor.

How Cartwright King can help you with firearms offences

Cartwright King takes a non-judgemental approach to your case. We listen, we understand and we care about what happens to you. If you’re facing an investigation for firearms offences it can be intrusive, affecting you and your family, which is why we’re committed to clearing you of any wrongdoing.

We can help you with:

  • Illegal possession of a firearm
  • Allegations of using a firearm to commit a crime
  • Illegal conversion of a firearm
  • Illegally importing or dealing firearms
  • Police station representation
  • Representation in Court

Unique advocacy services

We can represent you at every stage of your case. Our unique advocacy services give you legal representation from the police station through to the Higher Courts. When you need us most, we will be there with the legal know-how and calm head to guide you through your case.

Benefit from free legal advice at a police station

If you’re arrested on suspicion of firearms offences, Cartwright King’s professional solicitors are available day and night to offer free legal advice at the police station. Our priority is to ensure that your position is protected and your defence is properly presented.

You have the right to choose who you want to represent you legally. Tell the police you want to be represented by Cartwright King, and one of our specialist Firearms Offence Solicitors will be there when you need us most, no matter where you are in the UK.

Why choose Cartwright King?

Criminal defence is our specialism that’s why our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that you have legal representation when you need it most. 

70% of our cases involve defending against criminal charges, including firearms offences. Our reputation is built on successfully clearing people accused of criminal activity. We’re trusted, resourceful and calm under pressure, giving you defence counsel that you can count on. 

Legal Fees

If you find yourself arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and taken to a police station, remember you have the right to free and independent legal advice. 

Instructing Cartwright King means you’re choosing the leading provider of Legal Aid for criminal defence services. Any  representation and advice we provide you in the police station is entirely free.

To receive calm, collected legal representation, and an immediate, 24/7 response, please call us or email your enquiry.

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Frequently asked questions.

Firearms offences can include:

Illegal possession of a firearm
Possession of an imitation firearm
Possession of a firearm by persons previously convicted of a crime
Carrying a firearm or imitation with intent to commit an indictable offence or to resist arrest or prevent the arrest of another
Illegal conversion of weapons
Illegal importation of weapons
Possession of a firearm with the intent to cause fear or violence
Entering a building or part of a building as a trespasser without reasonable excuse whilst having a firearm or imitation

Sentences vary according to the type of firearms offence committed. In accordance with the Firearms Act 1968, the following sentences apply:

Maximum sentence
Possession, purchase or acquisition of a prohibited weapon or ammunition – sections 5(1), 5(1A)
10 years
Possession, purchase or acquisition of a firearm/ammunition/shotgun without a certificate – sections 1(1), 2(1)
Up to 7 years
Possession of a firearm or ammunition by person with previous convictions prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition – section 21(4), 21(5)
5 years
Carrying a firearm in a public place – section 19
Up to 7 years depending on the type of weapon
Possession of firearm with intent to endanger life – section 16
Life imprisonment
Possession of firearm or imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence – section 16A
10 years
Use of firearm or imitation firearm to resist arrest/possession of firearm or imitation firearm while committing a Schedule 1 offence/carrying firearm or imitation firearm with criminal intent – sections 17(1), 17(2), 18
Life imprisonment
Manufacture/sell or transfer/possess for sale or transfer/purchase or acquire for sale or transfer prohibited weapon or ammunition – section 5(2A)
Life imprisonment