Section 95 Crimes Act 1900 NSW | Aggravated Robbery


Section 95 of the Crimes Act deals with the offence of ‘aggravated robbery,’ which is a more serious form of robbery.

A robbery is where you steal something that does not belong to you from another person and you also commit an assault on that person.

An assault is where you cause another person to fear that you will act violently.

While being charged with aggravated robbery has the potential to result in harsh penalties and other consequences, a highly experienced criminal lawyer can advise you of any positive steps that you can take to get the best possible outcome.

Under section 95, an ‘aggravated robbery’ is where you commit a robbery and you either:

  • Use corporeal violence towards another person – in other words, where you cause another person to suffer a physical injury
  • You deliberately or recklessly inflict actual bodily harm on another person. Actual bodily harm is harm that has some form of lasting impact but isn’t permanent – such as bruises or scratches
  • Deprive another person of their liberty – in other words, detaining someone against their will; for example, locking someone in a room or tying them up

Section 95 says that if you commit a robbery in ‘circumstances of aggravation,’ you could face a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment.

However, this is a maximum penalty and will only apply in the most serious cases. In most cases, with the help of a good criminal lawyer, you will be able to avoid this harsh maximum penalty.

For more information about the offence of robbery and aggravated robbery, take a look at our offences page here.

The Legislation

Section 95 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with ‘aggravated robbery’ and reads as follows:

95 (Robbery) in circumstances of aggravation

(1) Whosoever robs, or assaults with intent to rob, any person, or steals any chattel, money, or valuable security, from the person of another, in circumstances of aggravation, shall be liable to imprisonment for twenty years.

(2) In this section,
“circumstances of aggravation” means circumstances that (immediately before, or at the time of, or immediately after the robbery, assault or larceny) involve any one or more of the following:

(a) the alleged offender uses corporal violence on any person,

(b) the alleged offender intentionally or recklessly inflicts actual bodily harm on any person,

(c) the alleged offender deprives any person of his or her liberty.

Why Sydney Criminal Lawyers?

If you’ve been charged with aggravated robbery, it’s only natural to feel worried about your future.

However, with an experienced criminal lawyer on your side, you can rest assured that someone is working hard to protect your rights.

At Sydney Criminal Lawyers, we have a proven track record of fighting and winning serious robbery cases such as aggravated robberies.

Our dedicated legal team specialises in criminal law, which means that we have the expert knowledge and experience that other ‘general’ lawyers lack.

We guarantee that we will assist you every step of the way – from understanding the charges to fighting the matter in court if need be.

If you simply wish to plead guilty, our excellent advocates will put forth your case in the most compelling manner to ensure that you get the most lenient penalty possible.

For the best representation in your aggravated robbery matter, speak to the experts at Sydney Criminal Lawyers today.

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