Robbery Lawyer Toronto


Robbery Legal Services In Toronto: Protecting Your Rights

If you have been charged with robbery in Toronto, Ontario, you need an experienced robbery lawyer to protect your rights and fight for your best outcome. Robbery is a serious offence that can carry severe penalties, including life imprisonment.

Richard Fedorowicz has over 20 years of experience in defending clients against robbery charges in Toronto and surrounding areas. He will work hard to challenge the evidence against you, explore all possible defences, and negotiate with the Crown to reduce or withdraw the charges if possible.

What Is Robbery In Canada?

Robbery is defined under section 343 of the Criminal Code of Canada. It is a type of theft that involves the use of force or the threat of force. According to the Criminal Code of Canada, you can be charged with robbery if you:

  • Steal something and use violence or threats of violence to extort it or to prevent or overcome resistance to the stealing
  • Steal something from someone and wound, beat, strike or use any personal violence to that person at the time of stealing or immediately before or after
  • Assault someone with the intent to steal from them
  • Steal something from someone while armed with an offensive weapon or imitation thereof

Robbery vs. Theft

Robbery is different from theft because it involves an element of violence or intimidation. Theft is simply taking someone else’s property without their consent. The value of the stolen property does not matter for robbery charges, unlike theft charges which are divided into theft under $5000 and theft over $5000.

Robbery is also different from burglary or break and enters as it does not require entering someone else’s premises without permission. Burglary or break and enter is when you enter someone else’s property with the intent to commit an indictable offence, such as theft or assault.

The Consequences Of Robbery Charges

In Canada, robbery is classified as an indictable offence, indicating its greater severity compared to a summary offence. Therefore, it is crucial to enlist the support of a robbery lawyer who can help you defend against these charges.

The maximum penalty for robbery is life imprisonment. However, there are certain circumstances that can increase the minimum penalty for robbery, such as:

  • Using a restricted firearm or prohibited firearm in the commission of the offence
  • Using any firearm in the commission of the offence for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with, a criminal organization
  • Having a previous conviction for a similar offence involving a firearm

In these cases, the minimum penalty for robbery is five years for a first offence and seven years for a second or subsequent offence.

In addition to imprisonment, robbery charges can have other serious consequences, such as:

  • A criminal record that can affect your employment, education, travel and immigration opportunities
  • A prohibition from possessing firearms or other weapons
  • A restitution order to pay back the victim for their losses
  • A victim surcharge fee to fund victim services

Potential Defences Against Robbery Charges

If you are facing robbery charges, you need a skilled and knowledgeable theft lawyer in Toronto who can help you build a strong defence strategy. Depending on the facts of your case, some of the potential defences against robbery charges are:

  • Challenging the identification of the accused as the robber
  • Challenging the reliability or credibility of the witnesses or evidence
  • Arguing that there was no intent to steal or use force
  • Arguing that there was no actual force or threat of force used
  • Arguing that there was no offensive weapon or imitation thereof involved
  • Arguing that there was consent or permission to take the property;
  • Arguing that there was a mistake of fact or honest belief in a claim of right to the property
  • Arguing that there was duress, necessity or self-defence

Why Hire An Experienced Robbery Lawyer In Toronto?

Robbery charges are complex and serious. You need a lawyer who has extensive experience in handling robbery cases and who knows how to navigate the criminal justice system. Mr. Fedorowicz has successfully defended many clients against robbery charges. He will:

  • Review your case thoroughly and advise you of your legal options
  • Conduct his own investigation and gather evidence to support your defence
  • Negotiate with the Crown to seek a favourable resolution, such as a plea bargain, diversion program or withdrawal of charges
  • Represent you at bail hearings, pre-trial motions and trials
  • Advocate for your rights and interests at every stage of the process

Don’t let robbery charges ruin your life. Contact Fedorowicz Criminal Law today for a free consultation, and let Richard help you fight for your freedom.

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