Section 343 of the Criminal Code of Canada states that, Every one commits robbery who:
(a) steals, and for the purpose of extorting whatever is stolen or to prevent or overcome resistance to the stealing, uses violence or threats of violence to a person or property;
(b) steals from any person and, at the time he steals or immediately before or immediately thereafter, wounds, beats, strikes or uses any personal violence to that person;
(c) assaults any person with intent to steal from him; or
(d) steals from any person while armed with an offensive weapon or imitation thereof.
Robbery is one of the most serious crimes (especially if it involves a firearm or imitation firearm) and is a straight indictable offence, which means that the punishments are more severe. It involves the taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force or by putting the victim in fear. If you are facing robbery charges, it is important to consult an experienced robbery lawyer as soon as possible.
If you are looking for advice on any matter concerning a robbery charge, please contact Sanja Mavrak at (416) 554-4974.