The offence of robbery involves taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force or by putting the victim in fear. At common law, robbery is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or fear.
Robbery is prosecuted under section 8(1) of the Theft Act 1968 and is an indictable only offence. This means the offence can only be heard in the Crown Court (unless the defendant is a minor in which case it will be heard in the Youth Court).
Penalties for robbery are severe, with the maximum sentence being life imprisonment. Many factors will be taken into consideration, such as the extent of force employed; whether weapons were used; whether a vulnerable person was involved; whether disguises were worn; and the value of the items stolen. Other factors can be argued by the defence to lessen the penalties, such as if the robbery was an opportunistic act, or if the defendant had only a small part to play in the robbery.
Defending robbery cases requires highly skilled criminal defence experts, as there is often a great deal of evidence to be considered, including DNA and fingerprint evidence, CCTV evidence and phone evidence. Our lawyers are renowned for their meticulous approach in producing a robust defence strategy. We painstakingly dissect every detail of the case to ensure we secure the best outcome possible for our clients.
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Janes Solicitors’ defence team take a proactive approach with each of our clients offering you maximum support and commitment to achieve the best possible outcome for you, and ensuring your interests are paramount. The key to our success is our proactive and individual approach to each client and a fearless commitment in each and every case we undertake.
Our lawyers offer a personal case tailored service to suit the differing specific of our clients. Our skilled and focused approach and our technical expertise on these demanding cases have helped to mark us out as leaders in our field. Janes Solicitors will guide and advise you every step of the way
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Janes Solicitors is a high-quality niche practice providing specialist advice on all areas of serious crime, including murder, drug offences, robbery, sexual offences, fraud and terrorism. With extensive experience in criminal defence we have a well-earned reputation as leaders in our field with proven success. We take a proactive and pragmatic approach to legal advice and build a solid case-tailored defence team of leading professional to suit the needs of each of our clients. We are highly committed to our clients and take pride in our fearless commitment in each and every case.
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