Robbery charges can be confusing because there are several ways to define them in our country. According to the legal definition, everyone commits robbery who:
- Steals while using violence or the threat of violence
- Directly uses violence against the person who they are stealing from
Uses violence against someone with the intent of stealing from them. This definition of robbery can be applied
even if it was unsuccessful
- Steals from a person using a weapon including both offensive (e.g. a firearm) and imitation (e.g. a toy gun) weapons
The legal consequences of robbery depend on several factors, including whether a weapon was used or not. In cases of when a robbery was committed using a firearm, you can even be sentenced to life in prison.
Guns & Weapons Charges
Like robbery, guns and weapons charges carry heavy legal consequences in Canada. Some charges involving guns and weapons are:
- Unlawfully possessing a firearm
- Possessing a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
- Possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Shooting a firearm with a specific intent
- Committing sexual assault using a weapon
- Carelessly storing ammunition or a firearm
Many things determine the severity of the consequences of the possession of guns and weapons. Defence against these charges is possible if you let Richard Allman help. Get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding robbery and weapon possession charges. Alternatively, you can also send us your question and we'll get back to you shortly.
Why Choose Richard Allman?
With over 30 years in criminal law, he has dealt with all kinds of cases in the past. His knowledge enables him to build a strong defence regardless of the details of your case. When being charged, you want someone to give you the right help immediately, which is why the team at Richard Allman's Law Office in Orangeville is available to help you 24/7, all days of the week. If you need a lawyer to advocate for rights fearlessly in court, Richard Allman is the choice for you.