Robbery is both a property offence and a violent offence. A person commits robbery if they use or threaten violence immediately before or after stealing property
For a person to be found guilty of robbery, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that they used or threatened violence in order to obtain the property or to overcome the resistance of the victim. Even a small amount of violence will suffice to uphold this charge.
A person who commits robbery is liable to be imprisoned for up to 14 years. If a robbery is committed in circumstances of aggravation, greater penalties apply, for example :
• The offender was armed or pretended to be armed with an offensive weapon;
• The offender was in company with other people;
• The offender wounded or used personal violence on a person.
If a person assaults a person with intent to steal and uses violence or the threat of violence to try to obtain the thing or overcome resistance by the victim, they are guilty of attempted robbery and are liable to be imprisoned for up to seven years.
A person who assaults a person with intent to steal is liable to be imprisoned for up to three years.
If a person demands property from a person with threats of injury or any detriment if the demand is not complied with, they are liable to be imprisoned for up to three years.
If you are charged and have to go to Court, it is critical to seek the advice of a Specialist Criminal Lawyer. Howden Saggers Lawyers specialise in dealing with Robbery and Robbery Related Offences and we have been assisting people on the Gold Coast and Brisbane since 2002.
It is important to seek advice as soon as you possibly can.
We can tell you what your options are and advise you of the best course of action.
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Criminal Law is an intrigue and complex area of law which encompasses a large number of offences and many interwoven pieces of legislation. Given this a Court appearance for what may be considered to be a simple offence can often be complicated and carry with it lifelong and significant consequences.
At Howden Saggers Lawyers our team of dedicated Criminal Lawyers not only have a proven track record of obtaining excellent results but also ensure that they stay up to date with the frequent changes to the law.
Howden Saggers Lawyers are leading lawyers in our field and this is reflected in the impressive qualifications held by our lawyers and their results achieved in Court. Don’t leave your future to chance, getting advice and representation from an experienced Criminal Lawyer can have a dramatic impact on the outcome of your matter and ultimately your future.
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