Facts: Teenager robs Domino’s Pizza Store
TJ, who was a teenager, and three friends planned to rob a Domino’s Pizza Store. TJ and one other friend confronted the workers, while the other two looked out. TJ was a wearing a balaclava and armed with a large machete. He then grabbed a worker and dragged him to the cash register. TJ held the knife directly to the worker’s neck and smashed a computer screen. Two days later, TJ presented himself to the police station and confessed to his actions.
Outcome: substantially shorter sentence than the maximum
O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors successfully represented TJ at Parramatta District Court in a Childrens Court hearing. As instructed by TJ, we pleaded guilty to one charge of robbery while armed with a dangerous weapon. We successfully outlined TJ’s fair rehabilitation prospects, including his strong ties with his family and the community.
TJ was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 1 year and 9 months, to be served in a youth justice facility. The maximum sentence for this aggravated offence is 25 years imprisonment.
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