After the careful examination and consideration of the salient points of the Case No. 1, the relevant provisions of the New York Penal Law and punishment theories, the author have concluded the following.
Firstly, if take only the isolated circumstances of the offense committed by Jack, Bill, Mary and Pete, they may be punished for the robbery and assault simultaneously. In accordance with §160.15 of the New York Penal Law:
A person is guilty of robbery in the first degree when he forcibly steals property and when, in the course of the commission of the crime or of immediate Continue reading...