Armed Robbery Plea in the County Court – Wholly Suspended Sentence & CBO

firearm1The client was charged with attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm (imitation).

The victim was walking home from the train station when he was set upon by the client and two others.

The client was a young offender, aged 19 years. He had relatively few prior Court appearances, and was unemployed at the time of the offence.

We acted on the client’s behalf at the Melbourne County Court.

It was submitted that given his age, and the fact the he was not the ‘ringleader’ of the armed robbery, playing only a supporting role, that rehabilitation was the dominant factor in sentencing and general deterrence was of lesser importance.

The client had, in the time since the offending, engaged well with Youth Justice services. On the charge of attempted armed robbery, the client was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, wholly suspended for 18 months. On the possession of a firearm charge we was ordered to undertake a 12 month Community Based Order (CBO).


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