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What a Robbery Charge Means

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Regardless of the complexity of your robbery matter, our robbery defence lawyers will work to ensure that your rights are protected in the Court process. 

We ask the right questions in order to understand the circumstance of robbery charges and strategize to compile a defence that achieves the best outcome attainable.

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.

OffenceCrimes Act 1900 (NSW)Penalty
Robbery or stealing from the persons9414 years imprisonment
Robbery or stealing in circumstances of aggravations9520 years imprisonment
Robbery or stealing with woundings9625 years imprisonment
Robbery or stealing armed or in companys9720 years imprisonment,
25 years imprisonment if aggravated
Robbery with arms or in company and woundings9825 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:

For example,

  • 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:

  1. Plead guilty – Admit to committing the offence and breaking the law
  2. 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.

Being charged with robbery is serious and can have severe implication on your life. Call (02) 8084 9929 today to arrange a free initial consultation with our robbery defence lawyers.


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