Robbery or Aggravated Robbery are serious charges here in Texas and it’s important to consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
The criminal defense lawyers of Blizzard and Zimmerman understand the small details related to successfully defending persons accused of robbery or aggravated robbery.
The Texas Penal Code defines robbery as one of the criminal offenses against property:
In the course of committing theft as defined in Chapter 31 and with intent to obtain or maintain control of the property, a person:
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or
- Intentionally or knowingly threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.
Robbery is classified as a second-degree felony.
A conviction can result in 2-20 years in prison, and a $10,000 fine.
The Texas Penal Code defines aggravated robbery as one of the criminal offenses against property:
(A) A person commits an offense if he commits robbery as defined in Section 29.02, and a person:
- Causes serious bodily injury to another;
- Uses or exhibits a deadly weapon; or
- Causes bodily injury to another person or threatens or places another person in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, if the other person is:
- 65 years of age or older; or
- A disabled person.
(B) An offense under this section is a felony of the first degree.
(C) In this section, “disabled person” means an individual with a mental, physical, or developmental disability who is substantially unable to protect himself from harm.
CHARGED WITH A CRIME?
If you’ve been arrested be sure to seek professional legal representation.
Our team of criminal defense lawyers here at Blizzard and Zimmerman will work with you to make sure your rights are protected.
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