Robbery is a very serious criminal offence in Canada and carries a maximum punishment of life in prison. Robbery in very simple terms can be defined as a theft that includes an element of violence or threat of violence. When facing such a serious criminal offence, you need the experience and expertise of a criminal lawyer to challenge every piece of evidence the crown attorney plans to present at your trial.

Robbery is defined under section 343 of the Criminal Code in Canada as:

Every one commits robbery who

  • (a) steals, and for the purpose of extorting whatever is stolen or to prevent or overcome resistance to the stealing, uses violence or threats of violence to a person or property;
  • (b) steals from any person and, at the time he steals or immediately before or immediately thereafter, wounds, beats, strikes or uses any personal violence to that person;
  • (c) assaults any person with intent to steal from him; or
  • (d) steals from any person while armed with an offensive weapon or imitation thereof.

In order to ensure you obtain the best possible outcome in your case you need an experienced lawyer with a proven track record of producing results. Our Richmond Hill Criminal Lawyers have the experience, expertise and proven track record to get results, call our office immediately for a free, private and confidential consultation at 647-352-BAIL (2245).

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