Charges: Possession of Prohibited Firearms (x4); Smuggling; Deceptive Statement to Customs.
Issue: Whether jail was the appropriate sentence for our client who brought firearms and ammunition into Canada unlawfully.
Result: Mr. Gauthier was able to present Crown counsel with information about our client’s circumstances and the circumstances of the offence so that Crown revised its sentencing position to not seek jail. After hearing Mr. Gauthier’s submissions, the Court sentenced our client to a substantial fine and did not impose a firearm prohibition. No jail.