The sentence for conspiracy to commit robbery is based on what was planned, whether the offence was executed, and what was stolen.
It’s the role of the prosecution to prove that there was an agreement between two or more people in the form of a conspiracy to commit robbery. The agreement or plot could be implied, assumed or a direct agreement. They may also prove that there was an intention to use firearms or another weapon, depending on what the unique circumstances of the crime is.
If you’ve been told that you’re part of a conspiracy to commit robbery investigation and the police have either charged, arrested or invited you down to the police station for an interview, there’s no doubt that you’ll be feeling worried.
As with any offence involving conspiracy, the crime of conspiracy to commit robbery is also considered by the courts to be a serious offence. Being found guilty by the court typically means that you’ll be given some time inside a prison as penalty.
Taking the advice of an excellent lawyer to support you through the investigation and onto any potential court appearance is essential. You’ll need somebody who has experience of taking on other conspiracy to commit robbery cases who has secured acquittals and dismissals.
Seeking competent legal advice should be your first step as soon as you discover that you’re being investigated or charged. In some cases, a great lawyer may even be able to get your case dismissed before it reaches court.
Have you been charged or arrested for conspiracy to commit robbery?
Whether it’s you or somebody in your family who has been arrested or charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, it will come with a fair amount of anxiety. Not knowing what may happen next will be of great concern, especially for dependents.
There are times when somebody is accused of taking part in a crime when in reality, they are entirely innocent. It’s in situations like this that getting your name cleared and any link to the crime removed is vital.
We’ve put together some questions and their answers to provide some guidance on the legal framework of the conspiracy to commit robbery offence. If you cannot find a solution to your questions here, feel free to call us on 0208 888 5225 or use our contact form, and we can provide you with an answer.
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What type of actions are considered for conspiracy to commit robbery?
The definition of a conspiracy to commit robbery crime is when there is a plot between two or more people to rob a bank, a person, a home or other establishment.
Once the prosecution takes on the case, it’s now their duty to prove that the accused were working together to commit the robbery.
Examples of this might be agreeing to rob a bank, rob a school, rob pedestrians or break into a home to rob it.
What happens in a case of conspiracy to commit robbery?
Anybody who is part of a conspiracy to commit robbery case is likely to find it very stressful. Not having all the answers concerning the outcome of the case can be frightening. There will be a feeling of nervousness, anxiety and pressure. The concern will be elevated if there are dependents involved who will struggle without the income of the accused.
A person who is involved in an investigation like this should look for the services of a good lawyer. It’s essential to choose somebody who not only has a positive track record in cases like this but who has in-depth knowledge of this field of law.
Typically held in a Crown Court, conspiracy to commit robbery trials are held before a judge and a jury. There may be an appearance at the Magistrates Court before the case goes to the Crown Court. Then all hearings will be held at the Crown Court.
Mobile phones, tablets and social media accounts will all be screened as part of the investigation. The prosecution will be looking for evidence that they can use against you in the court.
Every conspiracy to commit robbery case is unique. Whatever your situation is, being able to speak with a legal professional who is competent and skilful will help you feel some peace of mind. It is very challenging to navigate to a trial of this nature, you need support, and you also need to know that you have the best person to get you the best possible outcome.
Have you been falsely accused of being involved in conspiracy to commit robbery?
If you’ve been falsely accused of the crime of conspiracy to commit robbery, you must secure a legal team who will craft a robust line of defence for you.
In many cases, a good lawyer will be able to get your case dismissed before it reaches the court stage.
In our experience, a prosecution team can accuse people with conspiracy to commit robbery so that they can identify who was involved in the offence. A good legal team will recognise this tactic as a mud throwing exercise and will get it thrown out of court before the trial.
You cannot find out more before the police interview, without a lawyer
Being invited to the police station for an interview is another very stressful stage of being accused of being part of a conspiracy to commit robbery crime.
The police typically don’t disclose all that they know so that you can fall into one of their ‘booby traps’. After all, their main goal is to secure a conviction, and they will do whatever is necessary to get one. They are waiting and wanting you to say something that will incriminate yourself. It’s now that the value of a good lawyer becomes apparent.
Engage a lawyer as soon as you can
If there’s one piece of advice that any experience lawyer will give you, it’s not to attend a police interview without a legal professional.
You’ll find yourself in a high-pressure environment with police officers asking very probing questions. It can be a very uncomfortable experience, that in some cases is upsetting. The police will be working hard to get you to say something that goes against the evidence they have on you. They are chasing another conviction.
In certain circumstances, taking legal guidance will allow you to get through the interview without being charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.
Can the police search my home?
By approaching the courts for a search warrant, the police will be able to gain access to your home and potentially your workplace. In addition to looking at your communication devices, the police are likely to search for phone bill statements, unexplained assets and money transfers to prove that you’ve been involved in previous discussions and/or crimes. You may even be put under covert surveillance.
Could you go to prison for conspiracy to commit robbery?
Being found guilty and convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery could very well mean a prison sentence. It’s a worrying time, and of course, you must do what you can to give the wellbeing of yourself and your family some protection.
Now is the time to engage a criminal lawyer who has experience of handling conspiracy to commit robbery cases.
What type of sentence could you get for conspiracy to commit robbery?
The sentence that you’re handed for your involvement in a conspiracy to commit robbery case will depend on what happened. There will be questions about what your role was and whether the robbery took place, with or without weapons.
Conspiracy to commit robbery cases are heard at a Crown Court. If the jury finds you guilty and you are convicted, in the most serious of cases, the maximum prison time you will receive will depend on what happened.
What may mitigating factors be in sentencing?
When two or more people are planning or agreeing to take part in a crime, it’s considered by the courts to be a serious crime. For this, the court often hands our hefty penalties. To what extent the penalties will be will depend on your involvement, how serious the crime is and whether it was carried through or not.
Will you get a criminal record for a conviction of conspiracy to commit robbery?
If your conspiracy to commit robbery progresses to court, and you are found guilty and convicted, you will be given a permanent criminal record.
How Can Stuart Miller Solicitors Help?
With more than three decades of legal experience of handling conspiracy to commit robbery cases under our belt, we know what we’re doing. We not only provide a dedicated team to focus on your case for the best ways to approach it, but we also know what support you need. We will regularly update you and your family on the progress of the case.
Our recent successful conspiracy to commit robbery cases
Having secured many acquittals in allegations of conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, our criminal lawyers have a robust track record.
Our success demonstrates the ability and experience of our team. Please ask about previous cases to understand what we may be able to do for you.
The size of our firm means that we have developed strong links with all the best expert witnesses, forensic analysts, QCs and Barristers who will come together to support you.
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