Robbery isn’t just a theft offense, it’s a violent crime. And you can expect to be treated like a violent suspect when you are arrested and taken to jail for a robbery charge. From the moment you enter the system as a suspect, it can feel like no one is on your side, that no one has your best interests in mind. Fortunately, your attorney can help.
Having represented Texans accused of all sorts of crimes, we understand what you are going through. We also understand the local laws and the Texas criminal justice system. If you are charged with robbery, contact us today.
Maybe you planned a robbery, went through with it, and now regret it more than anything you’ve ever done. Perhaps, however, you were just along for the ride and weren’t aware of what your friend (or “accomplice”) had planned. Whatever the case, you deserve to be treated fairly in the criminal justice system.
Texas Robbery Laws & Penalties
Robbery is a theft with an added element of violence. It’s because of this that it is punished more severely than a typical theft charge.
According to Texas Penal Code Title 7, Chapter 29, robbery is doing either of the following in the commission of a theft:
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another, or
- Intentionally or knowingly threatening or placing another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.
Robbery is a second degree felony and carries a potential 2 to 20 years in prison and fines reaching $10,000.
Aggravated Robbery is a more serious charge. If you are accused of committing robbery (as defined above) and you do any of the following, you could face aggravated robbery charges:
- Cause serious bodily injury to another,
- Use or exhibit a deadly weapon, or
- Cause bodily injury to another or threaten or place another in fear of injury or death when that person is either 65 years old or disabled.
This offense is classified as a first degree felony. First degree felony convictions carry up to 99 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Robbery charges have the potential to change your life dramatically.
Though no attorney can guarantee results, we can offer to fight for the best results possible in your case. Whether you seek a lenient sentence in a plea agreement or if you demand you are innocent and want to fight the charges at trial, we may be able to help.
Contact us today to discuss the details of your case and how we might be able to help.