Part 3 A of the Act – Offences relating to public order – Division 2 Explosives and firearms offences

93I – Possession of unregistered firearm in public place

If you are found to possess an unregistered firearm in a public place and you are not authorised under the Firearms Act to possess the firearm then you are liable for imprisonment for 10 years.

If the offence is committed in aggravating circumstances then the penalty increases to 14 years. The aggravating circumstances would be the possession of  more than one unregistered firearm, or an unregistered pistol, or an unregistered prohibited firearm.

For expert legal advice on this offence contact North Shore Criminal Law on (02) 9955 2298 during office hours or 0400 44 6424 on our emergency service.