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Robbery, Criminal Lawyer

Robbery is an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada, and is viewed by the courts as one of the most serious violent crime offences. 

It may be charged with other theft and theft-related or weapons charges. See the criminal code penalty chart » for the possible ramifications of being found guilty to a robbery charge – which can include several years of minimum imprisonment – even in the case of a first offender.

What is Robbery?

Robbery occurs when:

  • a person steals from another person using violence or threatening to use violence against that person or his or her property.
  • when a person steals from another person while using a weapon or an imitation of a weapon;
  • where a person assaults someone with the intent of stealing from them.

How is Robbery different from theft?
The difference between a robbery and a theft is the use of a weapon, the element of violence or the threat of violence.

What does a 'Threat of Violence' mean?

What would constitute the necessary 'Violence' for a robbery charge?

What are Defences to Robbery?

Use of a Weapon

Will the police drop the charges if I rerun the money or property?

What is the penalty for Robbery?

Can I Get a Conditional Sentence?

How can a Conviction for Robbery Affect Me?

If you are convicted for robbery:

  • You may not be able to travel to other countries.
  • You may lose your current job.
  • You may not be able to get a job in a particular profession.
  • You will have a criminal record.
  • You will not be able to apply for a record suspension until 10 years after you have completed your sentence.

For a consultation with our criminal lawyer please call 905-847-2826.

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Robbery is an offence taken seriously by our courts and if you are convicted, you can expect that you will be going to jail for a significant period of time.

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