Have you been charged with a Robbery Offence?
If you have been charged with Robbery, as defined under the Criminal Code of Canada section 343, you will need to hire a lawyer to defend your case and negotiate with the Crown Attorney in order to ensure your charge is Withdrawn. Our criminal lawyers defend many clients who have been charged as a result of an incident relating to Robbery, which the Criminal Code outlines under section 343 that: "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." Section 344 outlines punishment and states that every one who commits robbery is guilty of an idictable offence and punishable as follows: "(a) if a restricted firearm or prohibited firearm is used in the commission of the offence or if any firearm is used in the commission of the offence and the offence is committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with, a criminal organization, to imprisonment for life and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of (i) in the case of a first offence, five years, and(ii) in the case of a second or subsequent offence, seven years;(a.1) in any other case where a firearm is used in the commission of the offence, to imprisonment for life and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of four years; and(b) in any other case, to imprisonment for life." The police will lay a charge where you will have a first court date in the Ontario Court of Justice. It is recommended that you hire a lawyer prior to your first court date, in order to ensure that your rights are protected from the start. The Maximum Sentence for a Robbery Charge, if the Crown elects Summarily (less serious) is 6-months jail or a $5000 Fine. If the Crown elects Indictable, the maximum sentence is 14 years jail. There are several factors that go into the defence of a Robbery charge, and our criminal lawyers attend court on your behalf without you having to miss work or school. Our criminal lawyers are very discrete, and will ensure that your charges are kept to the standard of confidentiality, as we do for all our clients. We will provide you with a free, telephone, case evauation consultation, and discuss the merits of your case. If you have been charged with a serious offence like Robbery offence, you must contact an experienced criminal lawyer without delay. We offer free consultations, so do not hesitate to call our office and speak to a criminal lawyer immediately.
At Scardicchio Law Office Professional Corporation, our Criminal Lawyers have the skills and knowledge to help you defend a Robbery or shoplifting charge. We regularly appear for our clients defending Robbery and Robbery charges in the courts, such as Brampton, Milton, Newmarket and Toronto. When you retain our office, you are hiring competent lawyers who will give you the time to explain your side of the story. We will review whether there are any defences to your charge in law. We will also review your disclosure once you have retained us and we will determine many other factors in order to defend your case, or have your charge withdrawn. Our goal is to have your theft charge withdrawn. Our Criminal Lawyers will successfully defend your case in the courts. If you would like to discuss your criminal charge of Robbery, then please contact us at (647) 607-7529 and speak to a Criminal Lawyer immediately in a free, no-obligation telephone consultation. We want to help you through this difficult time, and our primary focus above all is to have your Robbery charge withdrawn in order to ensure that you do not receive a criminal record.
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