Andrew Captan is a Toronto Criminal Lawyer that defends individuals charged with Robbery.
Robbery is a serious criminal offence and is, in Canadian criminal law, an “indictable” offence. Depending on the way in which a Robbery is committed, there may be significant penalties attached to the offence. For example, a Robbery with a firearm, or imitation thereof, triggers mandatory minimum jail sentences.
The offence of Robbery is generally defined as a theft, during which there is actual or threatened violence.
Section 343 of the Criminal Code of Canada sets out four separate ways in which Robbery can occur. Specifically, the section states that everyone commits a 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.
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