March 4, 2019

CJ – Client successfully pleads not guilty to aggravated robbery during road rage

Keywords: Aggravated robbery – section 95(1) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)

Facts:

CJ was charged with aggravated robbery after a road rage altercation ensued in Glebe. CJ was the front passenger of a car that prevented the victim’s car from changing lanes. After the victim stared at the car and shook his head, the driver and CJ stepped out of the car and assaulted the victim. The victim began using his phone to photograph the car details. CJ approached the passenger door of the victim, reached in, and took his phone.

Outcome:

O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors successfully entered a plea of not guilty of aggravated robbery (corporal violence) including three alternatives. The trial was dismissed and there was no conviction.