Robbery Lawyer Central Coast
What are Robbery Offences?
Stealing offences in New South Wales include stealing, larceny, extortion, embezzling, break and enter, fraud and robbery. If you have been accused with a stealing offence, our lawyers will provide helpful advice on your prospects of successfully defending the charge. Whether you wish to plead guilty or not guilty, we’ll be there to fight your case.
What Does the Legislation Say?
Robbery Stealing from the Person
The offence of robbery or stealing from the person is defined in section 94 of the Crimes Act 1900(NSW) which states: Whosoever
A. robs or assaults with intent to rob any person, or
B. steals any chattel, money, or valuable security from the person of another.
shall, except where a greater punishment is provided by this Act, be liable to imprisonment for fourteen years.
Under NSW legislation it is an offence rob someone of something whilst concurrently threatening them or using physical force to take the property.
The legislation describes the offence of ‘Armed Robbery’ is contained in s 97(1) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) and states:
- Whosoever, being armed with an offensive weapon, or instrument, or being in company with another person, robs, or assaults with intent to rob, any person, or
stops any mail, or vehicle, railway train, or person conveying a mail, with intent to rob, or search the same, shall be liable to imprisonment for twenty years. An individual may be charged with Armed Robbery if they are
- in possession of a weapon, such as a gun or knife, and
- they threaten or use physical force to steal or take something from someone else.
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