Robbery

Adam Goodman Toronto Lawyer

Being charged with robbery can be confusing and very serious

Have you been charged with ‘Robbery’? If so, Adam Goodman can help you.

Adam Goodman practices criminal law in Greater Toronto Area and has the necessary experience in defending people who have been charged with a Robbery.

Adam has the know-how to be resourceful, aggressive & relentless in presenting the best possible case to defend your Robbery charges.

Adam Goodman’s clients come first

Adam Goodman does not run a stuffy traditional criminal law firm. He regularly meets with clients at times that work for their busy schedules and he will happily arrange for an evening or weekend appointment.

Why it’s essential you hire an experienced robbery lawyer

Just because you’ve been charged with a Robbery, that doesn’t mean you’ll be convicted. A lot Robbery charges that go to court in Canada go unproven when individuals have proper legal representation.

Robbery cases are complex and their hundreds of variables, do not assume that you do not have a defence. Often an experienced criminal lawyer will have huge list of possible legit defences that may allow your case to be dismissed.

What is does it mean to be charged with a robbery offence?

The offence of robbery is a very broad one and can encompass criminal charges laid under a number of different circumstances. The simple definition of robbery is that it involves stealing with the use of violence or threats of violence, either before or after the stealing occurred, or an assault with an intention to steal, or steals while armed with a real or imitation offensive weapon. This differs from theft which is an offence that does not involve the use of violence.

Robbery offences usually falls under one of the following scenarios:

  1. A individual 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.
  2. A individual 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.
  3. A individual assaults any person with intent to steal from him.
  4. A individual steals from any person while armed with an offensive weapon or imitation of one.

As can be seen, robbery may cover a range of different circumstances such as taking a small amount of change from an individual by threat or a bank robbery. The charge however is a straight indictable offence.

What happens if you are convicted with a robbery charge in Canada?

Sentencing for various types of robbery will vary based on the aggravating and mitigating circumstances of both the offence and the offender and could range from an absolute or conditional discharge to a substantial term in the penitentiary. The offence carries a maximum term of life imprisonment. In cases where a firearm is used in the commission of the robbery, there is a mandatory minimum punishment of four years in the penitentiary.

This is why it essential you seek the advice of a knowledgeable Toronto Defence Attorney to protect your rights.

Robbery offence FAQ?

What is Robbery?

Robbery is defined in s. 343 of the Criminal Code. it involves stealing an item and, in committing the theft or while overcoming resistance, using violence or threats of violence or being in possession or an offensive weapon or an imitation, or committing an assault with the intent to steal.

What is the difference between robbery and theft?

The difference is in the use of violence or threat of violence. Generally speaking a robbery will occur when an item is taken directly from someone’s person.

How much does it cost to hire Adam Goodman?

In most cases, a retainer (usually between $2000-4000) is required to begin working on your matter. Depending on the circumstance, Adam may consider working on a contingency or partial contingency basis. Adam’s law practice offers payment plans and also accepts various forms of payment including debit and credit cards.

What should you do next?

Remember Adam Goodman offers free assessments and it costs you nothing to pick up the phone to find out your rights. Contact Adam Goodman today for a free assessment of your robbery case and let him help lessen your stress and worries about your legal matter(s).