Robbery and robbery related offences are listed in the Criminal Code of Canada:
http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/laws/stat/rsc-1985-c-c-46/latest/rsc-1985-c-c-46.html. The offence of robbery is reproduced here:
343. 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.
The Crown can establish that a robbery had been committed if it can prove that: (a) the defendant stole something from the complainant, (b) violence or threats of violence were used, and (c) the violence was for the purpose of carrying out the stealing. To “steal” means to take and move something that does not belong to you and to which you have no legal right. The use of violence (or threat), must be for the purpose of obtaining whatever is stolen, to prevent resistance to the stealing, or to overcome resistance to the stealing.
The maximum penalty available if found guilty of robbery is life imprisonment. Having said that, there are many factors that determine sentence, including whether or not a firearm was used in the commission of the offence.
There are numerous ways to defend against robbery charges and I have successfully defended people against them numerous times – please refer to my Recent Successes page.
Again, the foregoing is only a summary. It is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. For a free consultation to discuss your case, please call me at 416-658-5855.
Three individuals attended at a party and held up the people there. The people were robbed of their money and jewellery. It was alleged that A.E. was one of the three individuals and he was charged with Robbery with a Firearm, Disguise with Intent, Point Firearm and several other offences. The sole issue in this case was the identity of the “robbers”.
It was alleged that the client and others approached an individual at a mall and robbed him of his property. It was also alleged that weapons were involved. Client’s position was that he was not involved.
Client charged with Robbery and Fail to Comply with Probation. It was alleged that the client and others robbed and beat a man in an apartment lobby. The robbery was captured on video. Despite this, client claimed he was not involved.
Client charged with Robbery and Possession of Prohibited Weapon. It was alleged that while at school, the client cornered the complainant in the stairwell, brandished a knife, and took the complainant’s property.
Client charged with a “home invasion” (Robbery with a Firearm, Break and Enter, Possession of a Firearm; sawed off shotgun). It was alleged that the client broke into a home and robbed the owner. Police were called and allegedly found the client in possession of a sawed off shotgun. It was alleged that the client’s Charter rights were violated.
Client charged with two counts of Robbery with a Firearm, Disguise with Intent and various other firearm related offences. It was alleged that when the police attended at the client’s home to arrest him, a firearm was found.
Client charged with Robbery, Forcible Confinement, Assault, and Use Firearm in the Commission of an Offence. It was alleged that this was a “home invasion” where client and another male entered into a home and taped up the individuals and robbed them.
Client charged with Robbery. Client allegedly robbed the complainant and fought the complainant when there was an attempt to recover the money.
Client charged with Robbery, Forcible Entry, Break and Enter with Intent, Assault. Client charged after he allegedly broke into the complainant’s home and pulled out a firearm. Complainant alleged that he was beaten as client stole his property.
Client charged with Robbery. A courier dropped off a package at the client’s home and claimed that the client robbed her at that time. The client adamantly denied this.
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