Robbery occurs if when an individual is committing a theft crime, he or she intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another individual or threatens another person in a way that places them in fear of imminent injury or death. The charge can be raised to aggravated robbery if the defendant used a deadly weapon in the process of committing the theft offense.
Texas is known to carry out harsh penalties for violent crimes, and robbery is no exception. Immediately following a robbery arrest, you should contact AVR Law Firm to begin building the defense you need. Under no circumstances should you speak to a police officer without speaking with us first. Should you hire the legal services offered at our firm, you can trust that we will take swift action in protecting your liberties and combating the allegations you face.
Texas considers robbery to be a second degree felony, which carries a heavy prison sentence and fines – if you’ve been arrested or are being investigated for robbery, the time to contact an attorney is now.
In order for the state to make a case against you for the crime of robbery or aggravated robbery, they must be able to prove that you had intentionally or recklessly threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death
If they are unable to do so beyond a reasonable doubt, you may have a good chance of reducing your charges to a lesser theft offense. This would subsequently mean that the severity of your charges would be based on the value of the property that was stolen. If it was valued at less than $2,500, you could only be charged with a misdemeanor.
If you have been accused of committing robbery or aggravated robbery, the AVR Law Firm of A.Vega Rubio wants to hear from you. Not only are we available to take your call 24/7, but an initial consultation won't cost you a thing.