Armed Robbery & Possess Unregistered Firearm
The client and a co-accused committed two armed robberies on convenience stores, one week apart. At the time of the offences, both had consumed large amounts of illicit drugs, including LSD. Both accused were armed with either a knife or a gun, and a wheel brace.
The matter proceeded as a plea of guilty. The client was aged 21 at the time of the offence and 22 at the time of sentence. He had no prior Court appearances.
We represented the client at the Melbourne County Court for the charges of:
- Armed robbery
- Possess unregistered firearm
Following submissions, the Judge agreed that the efforts that the client had made towards his own rehabilitation (drug and alcohol counselling) and the fact that he had maintained his employment as well as having the support of his family amounted to exceptional circumstances. He justified the suspension of the entire sentence and the client did not have to serve a prison sentence.
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