The most common robbery offence is ‘robbery or stealing from the person.’

Robbery is very similar to the offence of larceny (stealing), however, it is considered more serious as it also involves an assault on a person. There are several different forms of robbery, these include:

  • Robbery or stealing from the person;

  • Aggravated robbery;

  • Aggravated robbery with wounding;

  • Armed robbery, or robbery in company;

  • Armed robbery or robbery in company resulting in wounding.

Each of these offences requires the prosecution to prove different factors. They also carry different maximum penalties. However, the offence of Stealing from the person carries a maximum penalty of a fine of $5,500.00 and/or 2 years imprisonment in the Local Court.

In the District Court, the maximum penalty for the offence of Stealing from the person and robbery is 14 years imprisonment. The offence of Robbery can only be heard in the District Court. Stealing from the person and Robbery are considered extremely serious offences. We advise that you contact one of our solicitors immediately if you are charged with either of these offences.

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