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.
How can a Conviction for Robbery Affect Me? If you are convicted for robbery: For a consultation with our criminal lawyer please call 905-847-2826.
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.
How can a Conviction for Robbery Affect Me?
If you are convicted for robbery:
For a consultation with our criminal lawyer please call 905-847-2826.