Robbery Offences – VIC

Welcome to the VIC Armed Robbery article page. Everything you need to know about Armed Robbery according to VIC law.

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Armed Robbery

According to VIC Law for the charge of Armed Robbery:

Crimes Act 1958 – SECT 75A
Armed robbery

75A. Armed robbery

(1) A person is guilty of armed robbery if he commits any robbery and at the
time has with him a firearm, imitation firearm, offensive weapon, explosive or
imitation explosive within the meaning assigned to those terms for the
purposes of section 77(1).

(2) A person guilty of armed robbery is guilty of an indictable offence and
liable to level 2 imprisonment (25 years maximum).

The Maximum Penalty – Armed Robbery

According to VIC Law for the charge of Armed Robbery:

The maximum penalty for a charge of armed robbery is life 25 years.

The charge of armed robbery is defined in section 3 of the Sentencing Act 1991 as a serious offence. Offenders who commit a serious offence on or after 1 May 2011 will no longer be eligible for a suspended sentence in any of the Courts.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Armed Robbery

(a) The accused committed robbery.

(b) At the time of the robbery, the accused was in possession of a firearm, imitation firearm, offensive weapon, explosive or imitation explosive.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Armed Robbery

(a) Duress
(b) Factual dispute
(c) Identification dispute
(d) Lack of intent
(e) Necessity
(f) Self-defence

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Armed Robbery

The charge of armed robbery is heard in the County Court.

Street Names

Theft whilst armed

 

Date: 09/01/2009