Firearms Law

FIREARMS LAW

Firearms Law is Increasingly Complex

The laws regulating the possession, use, purchase and supply of firearms are very complex.   There are a number of applicable laws and these laws are regularly changed, which means that gun owners need to be constantly aware of what their obligations are, and what they need to do in order to ensure that they are complying with those requirements.  Meeting the obligations of gun ownership ten (or fifty) years ago when you first got your licence does not necessarily mean that you meet the obligations now.

The Government is openly and actively trying to restrict firearms ownership, with further  changes to the law coming into force in 2017.   At the same time the Government is tightening up eligibility for holding a firearms licence, it is also making it easier to cancel licences on the grounds that the person is not a “fit and proper person” to hold a firearms licence.

Criminal Charges Can Result in the Loss of your Firearms

If you have been charged with a firearms offence, or you have been charged with a criminal offence and are concerned about the impact of a conviction on your firearms licence, you need legal advice BEFORE you decide whether you are going to plead guilty or not guilty.

Whenever someone with a firearms licence is charged with a criminal offence, regardless of whether they are found guilty, the Firearms Branch conducts a review of that person’s licence to determine whether they are a “fit and proper person” to hold a licence.   The test for whether someone is a fit and proper person is governed by Section 7 of the Firearms Act 2015.  There are some offences that deem a person NOT to be a fit and proper person.  Other offences must be considered in conjunction with several other factors in making that determination.  This is why it is so important that you have a lawyer who understands the interaction between criminal offending and firearms legislation.

Get Legal Advice Before You Lose You Licence and Your Firearms

Stanley Law will look after your  legal interests, whether it is a refusal to grant a firearms licence, the defence of firearms offences, or reviewing and appealing a decision by the Registrar to cancel your licence.

Get the right advice the first time. Click here to contact Stanley Law or call us on 0420 349 737 (Karen Stanley) or 0473 566 898 (Naomi Hill).

CONTACT STANLEY LAW

We offer a free initial consultation. We appear in all South Australian courts, including suburban and country.





     

    FIREARMS LAW

    Firearms Law is Increasingly Complex

    The laws regulating the possession, use, purchase and supply of firearms are very complex.   There are a number of applicable laws and these laws are regularly changed, which means that gun owners need to be constantly aware of what their obligations are, and what they need to do in order to ensure that they are complying with those requirements.  Meeting the obligations of gun ownership ten (or fifty) years ago when you first got your licence does not necessarily mean that you meet the obligations now.

    The Government is openly and actively trying to restrict firearms ownership, with further  changes to the law coming into force in 2017.   At the same time the Government is tightening up eligibility for holding a firearms licence, it is also making it easier to cancel licences on the grounds that the person is not a “fit and proper person” to hold a firearms licence.

    Criminal Charges Can Result in the Loss of your Firearms

    If you have been charged with a firearms offence, or you have been charged with a criminal offence and are concerned about the impact of a conviction on your firearms licence, you need legal advice BEFORE you decide whether you are going to plead guilty or not guilty.

    Whenever someone with a firearms licence is charged with a criminal offence, regardless of whether they are found guilty, the Firearms Branch conducts a review of that person’s licence to determine whether they are a “fit and proper person” to hold a licence.   The test for whether someone is a fit and proper person is governed by Section 7 of the Firearms Act 2015.  There are some offences that deem a person NOT to be a fit and proper person.  Other offences must be considered in conjunction with several other factors in making that determination.  This is why it is so important that you have a lawyer who understands the interaction between criminal offending and firearms legislation.

    Get Legal Advice Before You Lose You Licence and Your Firearms

    Stanley Law will look after your  legal interests, whether it is a refusal to grant a firearms licence, the defence of firearms offences, or reviewing and appealing a decision by the Registrar to cancel your licence.

    Get the right advice the first time. Click here to contact Stanley Law or call us on 0420 349 737 (Karen Stanley) or 0473 566 898 (Naomi Hill).

    CONTACT STANLEY LAW

    We offer a free initial consultation. We appear in all South Australian courts, including suburban and country.