Robbery is defined in Section 343 of the Canadian Criminal Code as theft accompanied by violence or threats of violence. This classification sets robbery apart from other property crimes, such as theft and break and enter (burglary).
Types of Robbery Charges
- Robbery: Theft committed using violence or threats of violence.
- Armed Robbery: Robberies carried out with a deadly weapon, including objects capable of causing serious harm, like bricks or baseball bats.
- Aggravated Robbery: Occurs when the accused inflicts non-transitory bodily harm on the victim during the robbery.
Certain aggravating factors may result in more severe charges or increased penalties. Common examples include:
- Employing a weapon, particularly a firearm.
- Causing bodily harm or death to the victim.
- Collaborating with a group or criminal organisation.
- Having prior criminal convictions, especially for similar offences.
- Targeting vulnerable victims, such as children or the elderly.
Importance of Legal Representation
Securing a skilled criminal defence lawyer is crucial when facing robbery charges. They can help you traverse the intricacies of the legal system, safeguard your rights, and formulate a robust defence strategy specific to your case.
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