Robbery with wounding is an offence under section 96 of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that you:
The legislation does not define the word ‘rob’ however, the courts have found that it is where:
“the victim… [is] compelled by force or fear to submit to the theft”
“It is not necessary that the offender applies force…”
“It is enough that the offender by his or her conduct… Puts the victim in fear of violence”.
‘Circumstances of aggravation’ means:
‘Wound’ means any breaking of both layers of the skin being the dermis and epidermis, it includes a ‘cut lip’
‘Grievous bodily harm’ means ‘very serious harm’ it includes, but is not limited to:
Defences to the charge include:
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