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    Robbery With Wounding

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      Best Robbery With Wounding Lawyers

      Our specialist robbery with wounding lawyers have significant experience in fighting these charges. Our strategic approach has seen countless clients found ‘not guilty’ as well as many avoid jail sentences when they plead guilty.

      We have also obtained bail for hundreds of clients when they have been charged with serious robbery offences.

      It is not uncommon for lengthy jail sentences to be imposed for these charges. That is why it is crucial that you get advice from an experienced criminal lawyer early on.

      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 with Wounding?

        Under Section 96 of the Crimes Act (NSW), the definition of robbery with wounding is the use of violence to steal property from another person and cause wounding to that person.

         

        How Do You Beat a Robbery with Wounding Charge?

        You can fight a Robbery with Wounding charge in two ways. Firstly, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt:

        1. You took property from the alleged victim; and
        2. You intended to steal; and
        3. You used violence or threatened violence to obtain the property;
        4. This use of violence wounded(ie. broke or cut the interior layer (dermis) and outer layer (epidermis) of the skin) or inflicted grievous bodily harm (ie. Really serious injury) on the alleged victim.

         

        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 are the Defences to Robbery with Wounding?

        The following defences apply to Robbery with Wounding cases:

        1. Identification: The prosecution cannot prove you were responsible for the robbery and/or the wounding. 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 prosecution evidence.
        2. Claim of right: If you held an honest belief that the property taken was yours or you were entitled to it.
        3. Duress: You were forced to commit the offence
        4. Necessity: You needed to commit the offence

         

        Our team have years of experience in these cases. We can quickly assess whether you have any defences open to you and begin preparing to represent you in Court.

        Contact us now to speak our specialist criminal lawyers for robbery with wounding charges.

      • PLEADING GUILTY

        We strongly encourage you to obtain advice from a senior criminal lawyer prior to pleading guilty. This is because once the plea of ‘guilty’ has been entered, it becomes very difficult to change it to ‘not guilty’.

        One of our lawyers can peruse the evidence against you and may find a defence which you had not thought of or be able to downgrade your charge to a less serious charge, such as Larceny or Assault Occasioning actual Bodily Harm.

        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 our specialist Robbery with Wounding solicitors for representation in Court and advice specific to your case. 

        Contact us to speak to our friendly team.

         

        What is the Penalty for Robbery with Wounding?

        The maximum penalty for Robbery with Wounding is 25 years imprisonment.

         

        Is there a Guideline Judgement for Robbery with Wounding?

        Technically, there is no guideline judgement for Robbery, but there is a guideline judgement for Armed robbery (R v Henry (1999) 46 NSWLR 346). The guideline judgement for Armed robbery has been held to have relevance to sentencing for Robbery with Wounding offences.

        Most significantly, the guideline states that the overall sentence for the usual Armed Robbery offence should generally be between four to five years imprisonment.

        This is especially significant as the maximum penalty for Armed Robbery is 20 years imprisonment. As such, one would expect a heftier sentence for Robbery with Wounding.

         

        What are the Possible Sentences for Robbery with Wounding?

        There are a number of possible outcomes in a Robbery with Wounding sentence:

        1. Section 10 dismissal
        2. Conditional release order without conviction (previously known as Section 10 good behaviour bond)
        3. Fine
        4. Conditional release order with conviction (previously known as Section 9 good behaviour bond)
        5. Community Corrections Order (previously known as Community Service Order)
        6. Intensive Corrections Order
        7. Home Detention Order (no longer used in NSW)
        8. Full Time Imprisonment

        Will You Go to Jail for Robbery with Wounding?

        Looking at statistics since 2018, it is no surprise that 100% of persons found guilty of this offence were sentenced to full-time imprisonment.

        Being found guilty of this offence will result in a term of imprisonment. As such, you should speak to Australia’s best robbery with wounding lawyers to give you the best defence possible.

      FAQ

      Can a Robbery with Wounding charge be downgraded?

      Yes, you can offer to plead guilty to a lesser offence such as Robbery or Larceny. If this is accepted by the prosecution, the Robbery charge will be withdrawn. The chances of avoiding a gaol sentence for one of these offences is significantly greater than if you are found guilty of Robbery with Wounding.

      Contact us today to discuss how we can begin the process of writing representations to Police or the DPP and have the charge downgraded.