Robbery in company charges: Police v SH

Key Words: Robbery in company – section 97 Crimes Act 1900 – plea negotiations – assault occasioning actual bodily harm – section 59 Crimes Act 1900 – steal from person – charges reduced – plea of guilty to lesser charges


SH was charged with Robbery in Company and 2 counts of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm. SH was initially bail refused for this offence however was granted bail to a residential rehabilitation program. Representations were made to the Director of Public Prosecutions and as a result SH pleaded guilty to the lesser charges in full satisfaction of the more serious charges. The matter remained in the Local Court.


SH pleaded guilty to two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and steal from person. He was sentenced to a 12 month suspended sentence.


I knew I was facing a lengthy jail term for the Robbery charge. Jail was not a place I wanted to go back to and I have been so worried about what was going to happen. I am so grateful I didn’t receive a  jail sentence and so grateful that I can move on with my life. Thank you for everything you have done for me Peter. Thank you so much.” – SH

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