S.1 of the 1968 Firearms Act makes it an absolute offence to possess or purchase either a firearm or ammunition without a certificate.
It is also an offence to carry an imitation firearm in a public place. Incapacitant sprays are also prohibited in the same way.
We have represented young individuals who had not appreciated the restrictive and far-reaching scope of the legislation as well as those charges with more flagrant breaches of the legislation.
Our experts also work with cases involving s.5 firearms e.g. machine guns and cases where firearms form only part of the offence committed.