What is Robbery?
Robbery is the taking of property belonging to another person with violence or by threat of violence.
This is an offence under s94 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW).
In order to prove a charge of robbery, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt:
- That the accused with the intent to steal;
- Took property;
- From the victim’s immediate control or presence; and
- By the use of violence or by putting that person in fear.
- Necessity; and
- Claim of right over the property, that is, a belief that you were entitled to take possession of the property.
The offence under s94 of robbery or assault with intent to rob any person can only be dealt with on indictment. This means that your matter will be heard in the District Court.
The maximum penalty for robbery is 14 years imprisonment.
If you are facing a robbery charge you need the best help available. To obtain the best result you need an experienced Criminal Defence Lawyer who has the time to provide you with honest and realistic advice together with careful preparation of your case.
If you or someone that you know has been charged with robbery, contact Benjamin & Leonardo Criminal Defence Lawyers to arrange a FREE conference.