Section 344 of the Criminal Code of Canada, clearly states robbery is an indictable offense. It carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Robbery is where a person steals from another using threat of violence or violence.
Armed robberies, even if it is by use of an air pistol, has a four-year jail term, as the minimum sentence. If in the course of the robbery, a person gets killed, then the accused is probably going to face a charge of first-degree murder. Prosecutors take into consideration aggravating factors, such as:
- Injury or killing of a bystander during the robbery
- Injury or killing of the victim
- Usage of a weapon
The Code of Conduct sets out a minimum sentence of imprisonment, in the case where the accused uses a firearm to commit the robbery. If you are looking for reliable and trusted legal representation, for a robbery case; reach out to Grewal Law, your Caledon Criminal Lawyers.