Robbery is a serious offence and punishable by life imprisonment.
It can involve sophisticated planning and preparation such as may occur with a bank robbery, through to a spur of the moment incident where violence is used to steal another person’s phone or shoes.
Robbery is the application of force that is used at the time of the theft, or immediately before or after, which facilitates the theft from the person. An injury is not a necessary ingredient of the offence but aggravates it and increases the sentence.
If Harm is caused or the offence is aggravated by the use of a weapon, or the involvement of two or more persons acting in a joint enterprise then these factors also increase any sentence.
If you are charged with Robbery then please call our office to obtain accurate and timely advice about your matter.