Legal Bridge can introduce you to professional, highly trained lawyers with a vast extent of experience in dealing with many cases relating to robbery.
There is great complexity within this category of law and the severe penalties associated with it. Therefore, we would strongly advise you to seek specialist legal representation if you are suspected of robbery, especially prior to police interview or if facing prosecution.
Legal Bridge can offer a service that connects people to firms who will represent them in the event that they are accused of such a crime. These firms have vast experience and specialist expertise in all the aspects in dealing with robbery cases from the police station, upon initial arrest, through to Crown Court proceedings.
Robbery & The Law
Robbery is when a theft occurs and there has been the use of force, or a threat to use force with the intention to steal something from someone. The force needs to be shown to be associated with the theft to result in a robbery case.
There is a criteria of scenarios that can be classified as robbery. These include (but are not exclusive to):
- Taking a vehicle without consent, where a threat is used to ensure that the vehicle is taken (car jacking)
- Commercial robberies
- Street robbery and muggings
- Robbery of small businesses
- Bank robberies
Unlike other ‘dishonesty offences’, robbery is an indictable only offence, which means it will always go straight to Crown Court to be heard in front of a jury and judge. The exception to this rule is only if the accused is a youth in which case it may be dealt with in the Youth Court. Life imprisonment is the maximum sentence for robbery but there are a range of options and guidelines that the Court looks at before deciding on the necessary punishment.
Accused of Robbery?
Many factors will be taken into consideration when assessing a robbery case, including the extent of force used and the overall value of the theft. It is likely that the amount of violence and whether weapons were used or threatened will significantly influence the sentence.
Therefore, legal representation right from the early stages will help you work through the detail of your individual case and provide peace of mind that all aspects of the case have been investigated to establish all the circumstances.
Please call tel 0203 355 7444 or [email protected] for more information about robbery and sentences