No Prison for 4 x Robbery in Company and Detain for Advantage


The Presiding Judge in Downing Centre District Court gave ‘suspended sentences’ (no prison) to our 28 year old client from Ryde who pleaded ‘guilty’ to four counts of Aggravated Robbery (In Company) and Detain for Advantage.

The case involved ‘home invasions’ in Elizabeth Bay during May 2012.

Sydney Criminal Lawyers obtained bail for the man and he is undertaking a residential drug rehabilitation program.

Our defence team successfully negotiated the reduction of charges and amendment of the prosecution ‘facts’, to make them less-serious.

It is a remarkable result considering that the co-offender’s lawyers were unable to obtain bail for their client and he remains in custody.

The case shows that clients can remain free despite the seriousness of the charges and strength of the prosecution case, as long as they are represented by committed criminal lawyers who are prepared to fight for bail, to give guidance about rehabilitation, to intensely negotiate the charges and ‘facts’, to thoroughly prepare for sentencing and to persuasively present the case in court.