What is Robbery With Wounding?
Robbery with Wounding involves a person robbing another person, and as a result pf the physical attack, the victim suffers wounding or grievous bodily harm.
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 With Wounding & The Law
This is an offence under Section 96 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 victim suffered wounding or grievous bodily harm as a result of the robbery.
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 “Wounding”?
Wounding involves an injury whereby the interior layer of the skin has been cut open.
What is “Grievous Bodily Harm”?
Grievous Bodily Harm involves a very serious injury. It does not need to be life threatening, nor does it need to have permanent effects on the victim.
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.