Armed Robbery

One very serious charge that, if faced with, should be taken very seriously is armed robbery. It carries with it a maximum possible sentence of life in prison.

Therefore, if you are facing armed robbery charges or arrest then you should contact JD Solicitors right away for expert legal advice and learn what next steps you need to take.

Learn more about what an armed robbery charge is and how we can help below.

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Armed Robbery Definition & Offences

The first matter to address is what is considered armed robbery uk and what an armed robbery offence entails. If suspected of armed robbery, you’ll be charged with one of the following different offences. You should be aware that there isn’t an overarching or specific “armed robbery” offence. Instead, it will depend on the situation and if there is a weapon involved. 

These are as follows:

  • Robbery: This offence falls under the Theft Act 1968 in which a person steals and either immediately before the offence or during the robbery, the offender either uses force or gives a person a reason to fear they might use force.
  • Burglary: This is when an offender trespasses into a building or part of a building with the intention to steal or when they carry out the act of stealing.
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What are the Penalties for Armed Robbery Offences?

There are several penalties for armed robbery offences to be aware of. The penalty for armed robbery depends on the offences used or committed. 

The sentences for common offences of armed robbery include:

  • Robbery: Life imprisonment
  • Domestic burglary: 14 years’ custody
  • Possession of an offensive weapon: 4 years’ custody
  • Possession of a firearm: 7 years’ custody
  • Threatening with an offensive weapon in a public space: 4 years’ custody
  • Threats to kill: 10 years’ custody
  • Assault with an intent to rob: Life imprisonment

Advice for Anyone Arrested for Armed Robbery

It’s also important that you know what to do if you are charged with or accused of armed robbery. 

In this case: 

  1. You must keep your legal rights in mind and not say or do anything that could be held against you. (Anything said can or might be used as evidence later on in court. The arresting officer is obliged to tell you the offences you’re being accused of committing.)
  2. Never answer any questions to the police or speak to them without a solicitor present.
  3. Remember that you have the right to free legal representation. 
  4. If you don’t want to use the assigned solicitor, then you can choose and hire your own lawyer

Work with JD Solicitors to Build A Strong Defence

Contact armed robbery defence lawyers at JD Solicitors right away if you’ve been arrested for and charged with this offence. We will work with you to build a strong defence and achieve the minimum armed robbery sentence possible. 

At J D Solicitors, our professional, knowledgeable, and experienced criminal law solicitors will always support you throughout your armed robbery case, from start to finish.

Get in touch today and we will help ensure that you are protected and you understand your rights and how to proceed.

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