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Larceny and Robbery

What is Larceny and Robbery?

More common names for larceny include “theft” or “stealing”. The offence of larceny can be made out where a person takes the property of another person without their consent, and with the intention of permanently depriving them of their property. Therefore where a person takes property, but with the intention to return it, a charge of larceny may fail. Robbery however, is related to larceny, in that it involves the taking of property from another’s possession. However, the charge of robbery is deemed much more serious, as it involves an element of force.

What the Police must prove - Larceny

In order for the Police to prove their case at Court, they must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt:
• The accused wrongfully took and carried away;
• The personal goods of another;
• With the intention of permanently depriving the owner of such property; and
• Without his or her consent.
It will be necessary for the Police in every offence to prove that the accused was the person who committed the offence.Penalties: The maximum penalty for larceny is set out in section 117 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) and is imprisonment for a term of 5 years.

What the Police must prove - Robbery

In order for the Police to prove their case at Court, they must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused:
• robbed or assaulted with intent to rob any person;
• any chattel, money, or valuable security; and
• from the person of another.
It will be necessary for the Police in every offence to prove that the accused was the person who committed the offence.

Defences – Larceny and Robbery

Possible defences to this offence include but are not limited to:
• Duress;
• Necessity; or
• Intoxication.

How can Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers help?

Our Criminal Lawyers will carefully consider your case, advise you on all your legal options, and recommend the best way forward.

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What is Larceny and Robbery?

More common names for larceny include “theft” or “stealing”. The offence of larceny can be made out where a person takes the property of another person without their consent, and with the intention of permanently depriving them of their property. Therefore where a person takes property, but with the intention to return it, a charge of larceny may fail. Robbery however, is related to larceny, in that it involves the taking of property from another’s possession. However, the charge of robbery is deemed much more serious, as it involves an element of force..
What the Police must prove - Larceny

In order for the Police to prove their case at Court, they must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt:
• The accused wrongfully took and carried away;
• The personal goods of another;
• With the intention of permanently depriving the owner of such property; and
• Without his or her consent.

It will be necessary for the Police in every offence to prove that the accused was the person who committed the offence.

Penalties:
The maximum penalty for larceny is set out in section 117 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) and is imprisonment for a term of 5 years.

What the Police must prove - Robbery

In order for the Police to prove their case at Court, they must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused:
• Robbed or assaulted with intent to rob any person;
• any chattel, money, or valuable security; and
• from the person of another.

It will be necessary for the Police in every offence to prove that the accused was the person who committed the offence.

Defences to Larceny and Robbery

Possible defences to this offence include but are not limited to:

• Duress;
• Necessity; or
• Intoxication.

How can Daoud Legal:
Sydney Criminal Defence & Traffic Lawyers help?

Our criminal defence lawyers will carefully consider your robbery / larceny case, advise you on all your legal options, and recommend the best way forward.

Call us now on 1300 885 646 or text 0420 998 650 24hrs to book a free consultation with one of our lawyers.

Expert Robbery Lawyer in Sydney

As a robbery or burglary offense can carry severe penalties, including lengthy prison sentences, it is crucial to have the right legal counsel on your side. At Daoud Legal: Sydney Criminal Defence & Traffic Lawyers, our team of expert criminal lawyers specialises in handling a wide range of robbery, burglary, and theft-related charges. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the most comprehensive legal representation and the best possible outcome for their case.

If you have been charged with a robbery offense, it is important to understand the gravity of the situation and the potential consequences you may face. Robbery is a serious indictable offense under the Crimes Act, and a conviction can result in a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment.

Our criminal defence lawyers have extensive experience in manoeuvring the complex legal landscape of robbery and burglary cases. We understand the nuances of the law, the evidentiary requirements, and the strategies necessary to build a robust defence. Whether you are facing charges for armed robbery, assault with intent to rob, or any other type of robbery offense, we are here to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome.

Robbery Offence: Understanding the Charges and Potential Penalties

Robbery is a criminal offense that involves the use of force, or the threat of force, to take property from another person. This can include stealing money, valuables, or any other valuable security from the victim. The key elements of the offense of robbery are:

Taking and carrying away the property of another person

Using force or the threat of force to do so; and

Intending to permanently deprive the owner of the property.

Robbery

Robbery is considered a more serious offense than simple theft or stealing, as it involves the additional element of violence or the threat of violence. Depending on the specific circumstances of the case, robbery charges can range from less serious forms, such as stealing without the use of force, to more severe offenses like armed robbery or robbery causing bodily harm.

Penalties

The penalties for robbery offenses can be severe. Under the Crimes Act, a person convicted of robbery can face a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment. The actual sentence imposed will depend on a range of factors, including the level of violence used, the value of the property stolen, and the offender's criminal history.

Additional Long-Term Consequences

In addition to the possible prison sentence that can carry a maximum penalty, a conviction for a robbery offense at local court can also have significant long-term consequences, such as a criminal record, difficulties finding employment, and restrictions on travel and other rights.

If you've been charged with robbery, or aggravated robbery our lawyers in NSW can help you not only with legal advice but also represent in district court and get a favourable outcome

Our Approach to Robbery Cases

At Daoud Legal: Sydney Criminal Defence & Traffic Lawyers, our criminal defence solicitors approach each robbery case with the same level of dedication and attention to detail. We understand that every situation is unique, and we tailor our defence strategy to the specific circumstances of your case.

When you choose us to represent you, we will work closely with you to thoroughly investigate the facts of your case, gather all relevant evidence, and develop a comprehensive defence strategy. Our goal is to either have the charges against you dismissed or significantly reduced, or to achieve the best possible outcome in court. Some of the key elements of our approach to robbery defence include:

Thorough investigation

Our team will conduct a detailed investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged offense, including examining any physical evidence, interviewing witnesses, and analysing any surveillance footage or other relevant information.

Challenging the prosecution's case

We will carefully scrutinise the prosecution's evidence and arguments, looking for any weaknesses or inconsistencies that we can use to undermine their case.

Exploring alternative defences

Depending on the specific details of your case, we may be able to mount alternative defences, such as a claim of right, lack of intent, or mistaken identity.

Negotiating with the prosecution

In some cases, we may be able to negotiate with the prosecution to have the charges reduced or to secure a more favourable plea bargain.

Representing you in court

If your case goes to trial, our experienced criminal defence lawyers will aggressively advocate on your behalf, using our legal expertise and courtroom skills to present a compelling defence that helps your case without reasonable doubt.

If your case goes to trial, our experienced criminal defence lawyers will aggressively advocate on your behalf, using our legal expertise and courtroom skills to present a compelling defence that helps your case without reasonable doubt.

Robbery Burglary and Theft Charges

Robbery and burglary are related but distinct criminal offenses, each with its own unique set of legal elements and potential consequences.

Robbery is the more serious of the two, as it involves the use of force or the threat of force to take property from another person. As mentioned earlier, the key elements of robbery are taking and carrying away the property of another person, using force or the threat of force to do so, and intending to permanently deprive the owner of the property.

In contrast, burglary is the offense of unlawfully entering a building or other structure with the intent to commit a crime, such as theft or vandalism. Burglary does not necessarily involve the use of force or the threat of force, but it can still carry significant penalties, especially if the property stolen or damaged is of high value.

It is important to note that, in some cases, a single incident can involve both robbery and burglary charges. For example, if a person breaks into a home and then uses force to steal valuables from the occupants, they could be charged with both burglary and robbery.

Regardless of the specific charges, it is critical to have a skilled criminal law expert on your side. Our team at Daoud Legal: Sydney Criminal Defence & Traffic Lawyers has extensive experience in handling a wide range of robbery and burglary cases, and we are committed to providing our clients with the best possible legal representation.

Strategies and Considerations for Building a Strong Defence

When it comes to building a strong defence against robbery or burglary charges , there are several key strategies and considerations that our criminal defence lawyers take into account:

Challenging the prosecution's evidence

One of the cornerstones of our defence strategy is carefully examining the prosecution's evidence and looking for any weaknesses or inconsistencies. This may involve scrutinizing witness testimony, analysing forensic evidence, and challenging the chain of custody for any physical evidence.

Exploring alternative defences

Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, we may be able to mount alternative defences, such as a claim of right (i.e. the belief that you had a legitimate right to the property), lack of intent, or mistaken identity.

Negotiating with the prosecution

In some cases, we may be able to negotiate with the prosecution to have the charges reduced or to secure a more favourable plea bargain. This can be a particularly effective strategy in cases where the evidence against you is strong, or where there are mitigating factors that the prosecution may be willing to consider.

Representing you in court

If your case goes to trial, our experienced criminal defence lawyers will use their legal expertise and courtroom skills to aggressively advocate on your behalf. We will carefully cross-examine witnesses, challenge the prosecution's arguments, and present a compelling defence that focuses on the specific facts and circumstances of your case.

Considering sentencing options

In the event that you are convicted of a robbery or burglary offense, we will work tirelessly to secure the most favourable possible sentence. This may involve arguing for a shorter prison term, a suspended sentence, or alternative sentencing options such as community service or probation.

Throughout the process, our team will keep you informed and involved every step of the way. We understand that facing criminal charges can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, and we are committed to providing you with the support and guidance you need to navigate the legal system and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Why Choose Daoud Legal for Your Robbery Defence?

At Daoud Legal: Sydney Criminal Defence & Traffic Lawyers, we have a proven track record of success in defending clients against a wide range of robbery, burglary, and theft-related charges. Our team of criminal defence lawyers is made up of highly skilled and experienced legal professionals who are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients and fighting for the best possible outcome.

Some of the key reasons to choose Daoud Legal for your robbery defence include:

Achieving the Best Possible Outcome

Our track record speaks for itself with over 1000 successful cases and having reduced over 1000 years of prison sentences for our clients.

Personalised Attention

We understand that every client's situation is unique, which is why we take the time to thoroughly understand the details of your case and develop a tailored defence strategy that addresses your specific needs and goals.

Commitment To Results

Our primary focus is on achieving the best possible outcome for our clients, whether that means having the charges dismissed, securing a reduced sentence, or obtaining a favourable plea bargain.

Proven Track Record of Success

Over the years, we have successfully defended countless clients against robbery and burglary charges, and we have a proven track record of obtaining favourable outcomes in even the most challenging cases.

Responsive and Accessible

We understand that facing criminal charges can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, which is why we are committed to being responsive and accessible to our clients throughout the entire process.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a robbery with offensive weapon or burglary offense, don't hesitate to contact Daoud Legal today. Our team of expert criminal defence lawyers is here to provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case.

FAQs About Larceny & Robbery

What should I do if I've been charged with robbery or armed robbery charges?

If you've been charged with robbery or armed robbery, it's crucial to seek legal representation from experienced robbery lawyers or criminal defence lawyers immediately. These serious criminal offences carry severe penalties, and an expert lawyer can protect your rights and provide the best possible defence.

How can robbery defence lawyers assist with my case?

Robbery defence lawyers are experts in Australian criminal law and have extensive experience defending clients against various robbery charges. They can thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the alleged offence, identify potential defences, and develop a robust strategy to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

What factors do lawyers consider when defending robbery charges?

When defending robbery charges, lawyers will consider various factors, such as the specific circumstances of the offence, the use of any weapons or threats of violence, the value of the property taken, whether anyone was injured or grievous bodily harm was inflicted, and any mitigating circumstances that may reduce the potential penalties.

What are the potential penalties for robbery offences?

The penalties for robbery offences in Australia can be severe, depending on the specific circumstances and jurisdiction. For example, in New South Wales, the maximum penalty for robbery can be up to 20 years' imprisonment. Aggravated robbery charges, such as robbery while armed or inflicting grievous bodily harm, can carry even harsher penalties.

What is the role of criminal lawyers in robbery cases?

Criminal lawyers play a crucial role in robbery cases, acting as advocates for their clients and ensuring their rights are protected throughout the legal process. They are experts in Australian criminal law and have a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in defending against robbery charges.

How can an experienced criminal lawyer help with my robbery case?

An experienced criminal lawyer can make a significant difference in the outcome of your robbery case. They can thoroughly analyse the evidence, identify potential weaknesses in the prosecution's case, and present a strong defence tailored to your specific circumstances. Their expertise and negotiation skills can often lead to reduced charges or more favourable sentencing outcomes.

What is the difference between robbery and stealing charges?

The main difference between robbery and stealing charges lies in the use of force or threat of violence. Robbery involves taking property without the owner's consent through the use of force or the threat of force, while stealing charges typically involve taking property without the owner's consent but without the use of force or violence.

Can robbery charges lead to a criminal record?

Yes, if you are convicted of a robbery offence, it can result in a criminal record, which can have long-lasting consequences for your future employment, travel, and other opportunities. However, an experienced criminal lawyer may be able to negotiate with prosecutors for you to plead guilty to a less serious charge or seek alternative sentencing options to avoid a criminal record.

What should I look for in a robbery lawyer or criminal defence firm?

When seeking legal representation for robbery charges, it's essential to look for experienced and reputable robbery lawyers or criminal defence firms. Consider their track record of success in defending similar cases, their expertise in Australian criminal law, and their commitment to providing personalised attention and expert legal advice throughout the entire legal process.

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