CRIMINAL DEFENCE SPECIALISTS
Serious Crime Defence Solicitors
Our team can help your defence if you are being accused, prosecuted or investigated of a serious crime.
Murrays can help your defence against accusation for serious crimes at any stage in the process.
Blackmail and Robbery are two of the most serious and most common of these types of offences, but our team are trained and experienced in all types of serious crime, including mugging, car jacking and bank robberies
Whatever your case is get in touch with us for an initial consultation to see how we can help you.
Defence against serious crimes
The “demand” can be made via any means of communication including all digital means and does not even have to reach the intended victim – social media is also therefore included in this remit.
The “menaces” are essentially the threat that is made should the intended victim fail to meet the demand and the “gain” must relate to money or property.
As an offence triable only in the Crown court the harsh level of the sanctions that a court can impose demonstrates the serious nature of this offence – the maximum sentence a court can impose on conviction is one of 14 years.
Robbery is a wide offence which can cover a number of scenarios. Some of these are set out below:
• Street robbery and muggings
• Commercial robberies
• Taking a vehicle without consent, where a threat is used to ensure that the vehicle is taken (car jacking)
• Bank robberies
Robbery can only be heard in the Crown Court. The only exception to this being if the Defendant is a youth. The maximum sentence that a Crown Court can impose for this offence is life imprisonment.
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