Robbery & Theft Charges in Texas
Theft crimes encompass a wide variety of charges, including robbery. Robbery is defined as taking an individual’s property via force, threats, or physical violence. Robbery is classified as a violent crime, thus distinguished from simple theft. Even an unsuccessful attempt to steal another’s property by force or threats is considered a robbery. Because robbery is a felony offense in the state of Texas, it carries severe consequences like time in a prison and fines.
Penalties of Robbery Convictions
Not all thefts are considered robberies. Robbery is committed when a person deliberately or carelessly causes, threatens or otherwise instills fear of bodily injury to another. Since it’s a second degree felony in Texas, if convicted, it may result in a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 20 years in a state prison.
Aggravated robbery is a much more serious charge. As a first degree felony, it is punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and life in prison. Aggravated robbery encompasses thefts committed on a victim over 65 years of age, brandishing or employing a deadly weapon, or causing serious bodily injury to another person.
Your Legal Defense
If you have been charged with a robbery or are even under investigation for one, it is imperative you seek the legal counsel of an experienced DFW Defense Attorney. With the possibility of facing life in prison, you cannot risk losing time. The Edward G Jones Law Firm will pro-actively and aggressively protect your legal rights, analyze your case, and plan effective strategies to help achieve the most successful resolution possible. Mr. Jones is highly experienced and committed to defending your rights and fighting for a successful outcome.
Call (817) 335-0200 today for your initial consultation. The Edward G Jones Law Firm serves clients in Fort Worth, Dallas, and throughout the DFW Metroplex.