Robbery Offences – VIC

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

What the Law States according to VIC Law for Robbery

According to VIC Law for the charge of Robbery:

Crimes Act 1958 – SECT 75
Robbery

75. Robbery

(1) A person is guilty of robbery if he steals, and immediately before or at the time of doing so, and in order to do so, he uses force on any person or puts or seeks to put any person in fear that he or another person will be then and there subjected to force.

(2) A person guilty of robbery, or of an assault with intent to rob, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to level 4 imprisonment (15 years maximum).

The Maximum Penalty – Robbery

According to VIC Law for the charge of Robbery, 15 years.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Robbery

(a) The accused committed theft.
(b) The accused used force on another person or sought to induce fear of force in another person.
(c) The accused did so immediately before or at the time of stealing.
(d) The accused did so for the purpose of the theft.

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Robbery

(a) Duress
(b) Factual dispute
(c) Identification dispute
(d) Lack of intent

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Robbery

In the Magistrates’ Court, if the amount or value of the property alleged to have been stolen does not in the judgment of the Court exceed $100,000. Otherwise in the County Court.

 

Date: 09/01/2009