Robbery Lawyers Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
If you were charged with robbery in the Greater Toronto Area, contact a GTA criminal defence lawyer.
Defending You Against the Robbery Charge in the GTA
Being convicted of robbery in Canada can result in incarceration and have long-term implications on your reputation, career, and life as a whole. For this reason, it’s vital to contact a GTA robbery lawyer as soon as possible to help you have the charges against you dropped or the sentence reduced.
Speak with our criminal lawyers at Lawyers From The Six, servicing clients in the Greater Toronto Area, to discuss your unique case.
What is the robbery charge?
While the terms “robbery” and “theft” are often used interchangeably when talking about the stealing of someone else’s property, they are two separate criminal charges in Canada.
Unlike theft, robbery is carried out with the use of force, a weapon, or the threat of violence. In many cases, robbery is committed with the use of a deadly weapon such as a knife or gun, but you could be found guilty of robbery if you use any weapon or something that resembles it to threaten another person and steal their property.
Types of robbery
Under Section 343 of the Criminal Code, you can be found guilty of robbery when you carry out the theft of another person’s property with violence or threat of violence.
Different situations in which you can be charged with robbery include:
What are the penalties for the robbery charge?
Pursuant to the Criminal Code, robbery is prosecuted as an indictable offence. Under certain circumstances, the offence of robbery can carry a mandatory minimum penalty.
- A minimum sentence is four years in jail if the robbery is committed with the use of a weapon.
- If the defendant commits the offence while being associated with or at the direction of a criminal organization, a minimum sentence is five years (for a first offence) or seven years (for a second and any subsequent offence).
Life imprisonment is the maximum sentence for robbery. Other negative consequences of a robbery conviction include:
Contact our GTA robbery defence lawyers at Lawyers From The Six to determine how you can defend yourself and avoid a conviction. We can provide you with effective, high-quality legal representation from the moment you call our offices until the resolution of your case.
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