Robbery Whilst Armed with a

Dangerous Weapon

Offences

Lawyers NSW

What is Robbery Whilst Armed with a Dangerous Weapon?

Robbery Whilst Armed with a Dangerous Weapon involves a person  robbing another person with the use of a dangerous weapon.

It is an extremely serious offence which is penalised severely on conviction.  It is also an offence which is strictly indictable, meaning that it will not be dealt with in the Local court, and must be heard before a Judge in the District Court.

Robbery Whilst Armed with a Dangerous Weapon & The Law

This is an offence under Section 97(2)  of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW).

What the Prosecution need to Prove (Beyond a Reasonable Doubt):

  • The accused had the intention to rob; and

  • The accused took the property of another person; and

  • That property was take without the consent of the victim, but rather through force

  • The person used an dangerous weapon to create the threat and cause fear to the victim

The Prosecution must also prove that the accused had no claim of right to the specific property. It is then up to the accused to prove that they had a reasonable belief to being entitled to that property.

What is a  “Dangerous” Weapon?

An dangerous weapon can include a firearm, a prohibited firearm, an imitation firearm, or a spear gun.

 

Going to Court – “What am I looking at?”

The Courts treat this type of very offence seriously, with a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment.

Lawyer Call – here to help..

Contact our experienced team of defence solicitors to obtain appropriate and honest legal advice regarding the prospects of defending this charge and fighting this in Court at a trial  before a Jury.

 

At Lawyer Call we have the expertise and appropriate Barristers and Senior Legal Counsel available for trial work. We understand that the correct management of such a sensitive case through the long Court processes is crucial to putting up the right fight. 

Alternatively, if a plea of guilty is more appropriate in the circumstances, or if negotiations need to be conducted in an effort to downgrade the charge, our solicitors have in-depth preparation in gathering and analysing specific medical and supporting documentation to assist the case and present the best possible submissions before a Judge for a more lenient sentence.

 

 

 

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