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    Robbery in Company

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      Best Robbery in Company Lawyers

      Our specialist robbery in company lawyers have significant experience in fighting these charges. We pride ourselves on having an unmatched record of clients found ‘not guilty’.

      We have obtained bail for hundreds of clients when they have been charged with serious robbery offences. We are also experts in negotiating lesser charges to assist our clients in avoiding gaol sentences when they choose to plead guilty.

      Contact us now to speak to our accredited specialist criminal lawyer who can immediately begin preparing your defence.

      WHAT SHOULD I DO?

      • PLEADING NOT GUILTY

        What is Robbery in company?

        Section 97 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) sets out the definition of robbery in company as the use of violence to steal property from another person.

        This is a strictly indictable offence, which means that it must be finalised in the District Court.

         

        How Do You Beat a Robbery in Company Charge?

        You can fight a robbery in company charge in two ways. Firstly, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt:

        1. You took property from the alleged victim; and
        2. You had the intention of stealing; and
        3. You used violence or threatened violence to obtain the property;
        4. You were in company with other persons

         

        If any of these elements are not made out, then you can be found ‘not guilty’.

        Secondly, you can rely on one of the defences.

         

        What Does ‘In Company’ Mean?

        In order to prove you were ‘in company’ of other persons, the prosecution must prove that in addition to those other persons being present, they were ‘ready, willing and able to assist in the offence’. This is known as the doctrine of joint criminal enterprise.

         

        What is Stealing?

        See our page on larceny.

         

        What Are the Defences to Robbery in Company?

        The following defences apply to Robbery in Company cases:

        1. Identification: If Police cannot establish thatyou were at the scene at the time of the If your DNA or fingerprints were found at the scene, we can instruct our team of DNA and fingerprint experts to cast doubt on the veracity of these findings.
        2. If the Crown cannot prove that you used or threatened the use of violence
        3. If the prosecution cannot prove that you were ‘in company’. However, you may still be guilty of a regular Robbery charge.
        4. Claim of right: If you held aa genuine belief that you were entitled to the property you took.
        5. Duress: You were forced to commit the offence
        6. Necessity: You needed to commit the offence

         

        Our team has been acting in robbery cases for over ten years. We are adept at quickly analysing what defences are available to you and how best to attack the prosecution case.

        Contact us now to speak our senior criminal lawyers for robbery in company charges.

      • PLEADING GUILTY

        Once you have entered a plea of ‘guilty’, it becomes very difficult to change your plea to ‘not guilty’. As such, it is vital that you consult specialist robbery in company solicitors before agreeing to plead guilty.

        We have had countless clients come to us ready to plead guilty. Once our team looked at the case, we were able to either find a defence or negotiate with Police to downgrade the charge to a less serious charge, such as Robbery or Larceny.

        If you have taken advice, you will then need to prepare for sentencing. You can refer to our general guide. However, you will need to speak to a specialist robbery in company lawyer for representation in Court and advice specific to your case. 

         

        What is the Penalty for Robbery in Company?

        The maximum penalty for Robbery is 20 years imprisonment.

         

        What are the Possible Sentences for Robbery in Company?

        See below for a list of possible outcomes from your robbery in company sentencing:

        • Section 10 dismissal
        • Conditional release order without conviction (previously known as Section 10 good behaviour bond)
        • Fine
        • Conditional release order with conviction (previously known as Section 9 good behaviour bond)
        • Community Corrections Order (previously known as Community Service Order)
        • Intensive Corrections Order
        • Home Detention Order (no longer used in NSW)
        • Full Time Imprisonment

        Will You Go to Jail for Robbery in Company?

        Statistics since 2018 reveal that 97% of offenders received a sentence of some form of jail for this offence. The lengths of imprisonment for this offence range from 2 years to 16 years.

        These offences are some of the most serious that the Courts see. That is why you should consult Australia’s best robbery in company lawyers who can provide immediate advice and superior representation in Court.

        If there is any way to keep you out of jail, we are sure to find it.