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A person uses force in order to commit a theft is guilty of robbery

Under Section 94 and 95 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), if a person uses force, or threatens the use of force against another person in order to commit a theft, to escape from the scene of the offence or immediately before or after the theft, that person is guilty of robbery.

For a basic offence, a person found guilty of this offence is liable to imprisonment for 14 years. For an aggravated offence, a person found guilty of this offence is liable to imprisonment for 20 years.

Aggravated robbery refers to a robbery where the alleged offender uses corporal violence on any person, the alleged offender intentionally or recklessly inflicts actual bodily harm on any person, or the alleged offender deprives any person of his or her liberty.

Armed Robbery with Wounding

Under Section 98 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), if a person armed with an offensive weapon uses force, or threatens the use of force against another person in order to commit a theft, to escape from the scene of the offence or immediately before or after the theft, that person is guilty of an offence.

Disclaimer : This article is just a summary of the subject matter being discussed and should not be regarded as a comprehensive legal advice for you to defend yourself alone. If you are charged with criminal offences, it is recommended that you seek legal assistance from criminal lawyers.

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