Calgary Robbery Lawyer
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DEFENDING robbery CASES SINCE 2005
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Robbery is effectively a theft that involves a degree of violence. The degree of violence need not be excessive to constitute a robbery. For example, if a person utters a threat and steals somebody’s belongings, that is a robbery. Compelling a person to surrender his or her belongings while brandishing a weapon could constitute robbery.
Robbery can occur in a variety of contexts, including: street muggings, convenience store robberies and bank robberies. The context of the robbery determines the consequence if convicted. For example, the Alberta Court of Appeal has established a 3 year starting point jail sentence for convenience store robberies. Bank robberies generally command 4 years or more. Sentencing for street mugging robberies varies greatly depending upon the circumstances. Any robbery involving a weapon, and in particular a firearm, will attract sterner sentences.
The facts that might support a robbery are many and as such, it is important that you retain a Calgary criminal lawyer who is experienced in defending robbery cases. David Chow defends robbery cases in Calgary, Cochrane, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and throughout Alberta. Call 403.452.8018.