Robbery Charges

Facing Robbery Charges?

Robbery is a serious offense under the Criminal Code of Canada, and it is treated as one of the most severe violent crimes by the courts.

In addition to theft and theft-related charges, robbery may also involve weapons charges. The potential penalties for a robbery conviction can be severe, with minimum imprisonment lasting several years, even for first-time offenders. For more details on the possible consequences of being found guilty of robbery, you can refer to the criminal code penalty chart.

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Robbery is a criminal offence that typically involves theft with a weapon, although the weapon doesn't always have to be a gun or knife. Anything that can be used in a threatening manner may be considered a weapon. However, even if no weapon is involved, robbery is still considered a serious crime because of the intention to use force.

Robbery charges can carry mandatory minimum sentences under certain circumstances, meaning that the judge has no choice but to send you to prison if you are found guilty or plead guilty. If there are triable issues, we may be able to avoid a conviction, which is our goal. Depending on the circumstances, penalties for those convicted of robbery can range from conditional discharge, house arrest to jail time.

 What are the implications of a Robbery Conviction?
  • Restricted travel to other countries.
  • Loss of your current job.
  • Limited job opportunities in certain professions.
  • Acquisition of a criminal record.
  • Ineligibility to apply for a record suspension until 10 years after completing your sentence.
Robbery Charges

Facing robbery charges is a serious matter that can have long-lasting effects on multiple aspects of your life. It is essential to seek the assistance of a skilled criminal lawyer to defend your rights and guide you through the legal process.

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