The charge of Robbery involves a theft with violence or threats of violence. It is a two part offence in that both components must be present in order for the charge to be made out. A Robbery with out violence or threat of violence is a simple theft while a Robbery without a theft or attempt theft is simply a form of assault.

Robbery charges have a vast spectrum from relatively minor threats to extreme violence and as a result the range of sentencing varies greatly.



The maximum sentence for Robbery is life in prison however there is no minimum punishment unless a firearm was used in the commission of the offence. Robbery with a Firearm carries with it a minimum of 4 years in prison.




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Brendan Neil, Criminal Trial Lawyer, Robbery

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