Robbery is considered the act of using violence or threats to steal or extort from someone. It is considered a violent offence, and as such can result in severe consequences from the court. The severity of the crime can be significantly affected depending whether the person accused is alleged to have used a weapon or violence in the act of robbery. The severity of the charge can also increase significantly if the act of robbery was made at the direction of or in association with a criminal organization.
In cases of robbery involving a firearm, the minimum punishment is four years imprisonment. The different types of robbery can include everything from robberies targeting banks and businesses, home invasions, muggings and other types of theft involving confrontation with a victim.
Robbery is considered a serious crime. It is seen by the courts and law enforcement as a type of crime motivated by financial gain, at the cost of public safety. The most severe cases of robbery can result in a life sentence in prison. Our goal at Acumen Law Corporation is to ensure those accused of robbery are equipped with a successful defence. We want to help those accused of robbery successfully reintegrate back into society as productive citizens. Robbery is a serious offence, call us for a free consultation today.