What a Robbery Charge Means
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What is robbery?
You will be considered to have committed robbery under section 94 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) if you:
- rob or assault with intent to rob any person, or
- steal any chattel, money, or valuable security from the person of another
Below is a table with the types of robbery you may be charged with and their maximum penalties.
|Offence||Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)||Penalty|
|Robbery or stealing from the person||s94||14 years imprisonment|
|Robbery or stealing in circumstances of aggravation||s95||20 years imprisonment|
|Robbery or stealing with wounding||s96||25 years imprisonment|
|Robbery or stealing armed or in company||s97||20 years imprisonment,|
25 years imprisonment if aggravated
|Robbery with arms or in company and wounding||s98||25 years imprisonment|
What are defences to a charge of robbery?
On a case-by-case basis, our specialist criminal lawyers at the Australia Legal Practice may be able to defend a charge of robbery if:
- Claim of right – If your actions were out of genuine belief ownership, you may be able to argue a claim of right.
- Self-defence – Your actions were in the protection of yourself or another (including property), resulting in self-defence.
- Duress – The threats of another party forced you to act in a certain way, equating to duress.
- Necessity – It can be proved your actions were in necessity to prevent an ensuing greater harm.
Options when charged with robbery
Subject to your circumstances, you may choose either to:
- Plead guilty – Admit to committing the offence and breaking the law
- Plead not guilty – Deny committing the offence and breaking the law
If you decide to plead not guilty, our experienced criminal lawyers will vehemently protect your rights so that you get the best possible defence.
The best way to get off a charge of robbery is to contact our experienced criminal lawyers. Our solicitors at the Australian Legal Practice have extensive experience and specialise in criminal charges. We provide tailored advice and are armed with the right knowledge to fight your case.
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