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Robbery with wounding or grievous bodily harm charges range greatly in seriousness. From robberies with knives and other weapons on the street to robberies of banks, RSL clubs and shops with guns. Our criminal lawyers know how to beat armed robbery charges. They often involve weak identification evidence, no DNA or fingerprint evidence and rollover, untrustworthy witnesses. We also specialise in sentencing for these offences. Our clients get more lenient sentences than their co-offenders and other people charged with the same offence.

If you are charged with robbery one of our criminal lawyers can be the difference between freedom and a lengthy jail sentence.

How do I beat a charge of Armed Robbery with wounding or grievous bodily harm?

You will be found not guilty of the offence of Armed robbery if the police cannot prove beyond reasonable doubt:

  1. You with the intent to steal;
  2. Took property;
  3. From the victim’s immediate control or presence;
  4. By the use of violence or by putting the victim in fear; and
  5. You were armed with an offensive/dangerous weapon.
  6. You immediately before, or at the time of or immediately after that robbery wounded or inflicted grievous bodily harm upon the victim.

Claim of Right is a defence to a Robbery charge. A person will have a claim of right where they possess a genuine belief that they have a bona fide claim of right to certain money or property taken. If you believed you were entitled to take the property it does not matter that you did not believe you were entitled to take it in the manner you did. A robbery charge will fail because you cannot steal your own property. Read more about claim of right here.

Pleading Guilty to Armed Robbery in company with wounding or grievous bodily harm

If you agree that you have committed the offence and the police are able to prove so, it is best to plead guilty. You will normally receive a discount on your sentence, and it will demonstrate remorse and contrition. One of our experienced solicitors can negotiate with prosecutors for you to plead guilty to less serious facts, or even a less serious charge.

Armed robbery/in company with wounding or grievous bodily harm carries a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment. This penalty is typically reserved for the worst offenders. Armed robbery/in company with wounding or grievous bodily harm is an extremely serious criminal offence and has a standard non parole period. If you are charged with Armed robbery/in company with wounding or grievous bodily harm you should contact our office immediately.

You can read about all the sentencing options that a court has, including having no conviction recorded.

Why choose Australian Criminal Law Group?

Our criminal lawyers are experts at obtaining the best outcome possible for robbery offences. For these offences, a good lawyer can be the difference between a conviction and no criminal record and freedom or jail.  Read more about Australian Criminal Law Group here.

To discuss your Robbery with wounding or grievous bodily harm charge, call Australian Criminal Law Group at our Sydney, Parramatta, and Blacktown offices or make a website inquiry today.

Case Study

Mr Correy represented an Accused person charged with Aggravated Robbery. The Accused man admitted to the police that he had both been in a fight with the victim and that he had taken the wallet. Mr Correy represented to the DPP that the fight had occurred without any intention to rob. The wallet had fallen from the victim’s pocket during the fight. Mr Correy represented that the taking of the wallet occurred following the fight and the threat of violence and taking did not coincide. The DPP agreed and laid charges of assault and steal from person resulting in the offences staying in the Local Court. The Accused person plead guilty and received section 9 bonds.

Case Study

Mr Correy represented a client charged with two armed robberies of RSL clubs, six break and enters and possessing a firearm. There were five co-Accused who were only charged with one armed robbery each. Everyone pleaded guilty. Mr Correy’s client got the shortest sentence of imprisonment despite having by far the most charges because of the strong case he put forward on sentence.

Case Study

Our solicitor appeared in trial for an Accused charged with Inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and Assault with intent to rob. The prosecution witnesses were cross-examined to establish that the Accused could not be identified as having been involved in the robbery. t could not be established his role in the brawl that subsequently broke out included use or knowledge of a knife used to stab the victim. It was argued any involvement he had was in self-defence. The jury subsequently found the Accused not guilty of all charges.

Case Study

Australian Criminal Law Group represented a person charged with robbery in company inflicting grievous bodily harm. carries a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment. Mr Correy negotiated for the charge to be withdrawn and for his client to plead guilty to an alternative charge of affray. The Magistrate sentenced our client without recording a conviction.

Case Study

Australian Criminal Law Group represented a person charged with robbery in company inflicting grievous bodily harm and intentionally inflict grievous bodily harm. Both offences carry a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment. He had a substantial criminal record and was facing many years in jail if sentenced for those charges. The Crown prosecutor was convinced to accept a plea of guilty to recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm. The client received a 2-year sentence with a 12-month non-parole period.

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