Similar to theft, robbery is the intent to take another person’s possession without their consent. However, robbery involves the use or threat of violence. Robbery allegations are much more serious than simple theft. Examples of robbery could be robbing a bank, to robbing someone on the street.
If a restricted or prohibited firearm was used during the offence, the accused person will face a minimum sentence of five years in jail. However, if you are charged with more than one offence, there is an additional seven years for each additional charge.
If convicted of robbery you could be facing life in jail, depending on the circumstances of the offence.The severity of the penalty is largely dependent on the value of the goods that were stolen. The sentence for goods worth less than $5,000.00 is less than the sentence for goods worth more than $5,000.00.
The criminal defence lawyers at LZZ have extensive experience successfully defending against all types of robbery allegations. If you or someone you know has been charged with robbery you should contact a criminal lawyer immediately to help determine the best defence. Call us at (416) 613-0416 or (416) 595-9500 or contact us online for a free consultation.