Robbery is regarded as being the most aggravated form of stealing; otherwise referred to as theft by the threat or use of force. Robberies include, “mugging”, “car-jackings”, mobile phone robberies...
The defendant’s sentence depends on the offence as well as the court’s discretion. A guilty verdict in a trial could result in a range of sentences including but not restricted to; fine, community order, or prison sentence. Additional orders could be made by the court.
These guidelines apply to sentencing in a magistrates’ court whatever the composition of the court. They cover offences for which sentences are frequently imposed in a magistrates’ court when dealing with adult offenders.
When an individual is charged with a criminal offence and the case goes to court, the complainant should be given a single point of contact for updates and information on the court proceedings.