Armed Robbery – Acquittal

Our client was charged with a conspiracy to commit an armed robbery on a establishment.

What is alleged to have occured?
He was seen on CCTV dropping a gun in a bush and going up the front door of the venue and looking inside. The Police were called and he was found crouched in a nearby backyard 15 minutes later.

What happened at court?
We represented the client at the Melbourne County Court.

We submitted to the Court that our client had no case to answer because they could not prove any agreement between he and the co-accused to commit the specific criminal offence of armed robbery.

What was the result?
The Judge discharged the jury and directed our client to be acquitted.
DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 25/02/2013