Robbery Charge Lawyer Mississauga, ON
The offence of robbery (when reading the provision under the Criminal Code) from a legal and philosophical standpoint is centered upon the act of stealing and violence.
The charge of robbery pursuant to section 343 of the Criminal Code is as follows:
Every one commits robbery who (a) steals, and for the purpose of extorting whatever is stolen or to prevent or overcome resistance to the stealing, uses violence or threats of violence to a person or property; (b) steals from any person and, at the time he steals or immediately before or immediately thereafter, wounds, beats, strikes or uses any personal violence to that person;(c) assaults any person with intent to steal from him; or (d) steals from any person while armed with an offensive weapon or imitation thereof.
Punishment for Robbery
This is a straight indictable offence. Indictment proceeding is treated more severely and the accused can elect a mode of trial whether by judge alone or judge and jury.
Punishment for this type of offence varies and can depend on whether a firearm was used or whether it is a first or subsequent offence.
When charged with the offence of robbery, depending on the facts of the case and how the robbery was conducted, there maybe a related offence that can be included along with the charge of robbery including but not limited to: uttering threats, theft under/over, assault, aggravated assault, assault with weapon/causing bodily harm, break and enter; etc.
The offence of robbery is a serious offence and it is the duty of the crown prosecutor to prove the elements of the offence beyond a reasonable doubt. All the elements of robbery must be met. If you are charged with robbery you may have a defence available depending on the facts of the case. Your robbery criminal defence lawyer will advise you if there are any legal defences to your alleged robbery charge which may negate the elements of the offence.
Do not plead guilty until you have either consulted with duty counsel or a robbery criminal defence lawyer regarding your criminal case. It is also important to know that you have legal rights and equally important that they are preserved.
Contact an experienced robbery Criminal Defence Lawyer today at (905) 230-4529 and book your free consultation. As a Criminal Lawyer, I will defend your case and fight for you to ensure that you obtain the best possible outcome in a time effective manner. I also accept Legal Aid Certificates. Hire me as your Legal Aid Criminal Defence Lawyer in Mississauga today!
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