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Demanding Property With Intent to Steal in Company

Robbery Offences – NSW

Welcome to the NSW Demanding property with intent to steal in company article page. Everything you need to know about Demanding property with intent to steal in company according to NSW law – Dated: 01/09/2009

What the Law States according to NSW Law for Demanding property with intent to steal in company

According to NSW Law for the charge of Demanding property with intent to steal in company:

The Maximum Penalty – Demanding property with intent to steal in company

According to NSW Law for the charge of Demanding property with intent to steal in company:

The Maximum penalty for the offence of Demanding property with intent to steal in company is 14 years imprisonment.

Likely Penalty

Local Court

Based on our experience and statistics from the Judicial Commission of New South Wales we believe that the penalty in a case that is within the mid range of seriousness for the offence of demanding property with intent to steal, if heard in the Local Court, is likely to be an intensive correction order for a period of 12 months.

For first time offenders the likely penalty is a community service order for a period of 250 hours.

District Court

If the matter is finalised in the District Court the likely penalty is imprisonment for a period of 2 ½ years.

For first time offenders the likely penalty is a suspended sentence with supervision under section 12 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act.

What the Police must prove according to NSW Law for Demanding property with intent to steal in company

In order for the Police to prove their case at Court, they must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt.

  1. The accused demanded property from another person.
  2. The demand was with menaces, or by force.
  3. The demand was with intent to steal the same.
  4. The offence was committed in the company of another person or persons.

It will be necessary for the Police in every offence to prove that the accused was the person who committed the offence. Click here to learn more about identification evidence.

Possible Defences under NSW Law – Demanding property with intent to steal in company

Possible defences to this offence include but are not limited to:

  • Duress
  • Necessity
  • Self Defence
  • Intoxication

In NSW which court will hear the matter – Demanding property with intent to steal in company

This matter is a Table 1 offence which means that either the DPP or an accused can elect to have the matter dealt with in the District Court. If no election is made it will be dealt with in the Local Court.

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