Houston Robbery Attorney


Defense Against Robbery Charges in Texas

Robbery is defined under Chapter 29 of the Texas Penal Code. According to Texas law, “a person commits an offense if, in the course of committing theft as defined in Chapter 31, with the intent to obtain or maintain control of the property, he:

  • 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 punishable as a second-degree felony under Texas law. If convicted of a second-degree felony, a person could face up to twenty years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

Aggravated Robbery Charges

A prosecutor may seek aggravated robbery charges (Sec. 29.03) if the robbery is committed against someone 65 years or older or is disabled. Furthermore, aggravated robbery charges may be pursued if the actor causes serious bodily injury during the commission of the robbery or uses or exhibits a deadly weapon. Aggravated robbery can be charged as a first-degree felony punishable from 5 years up to life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Hire a Houston Robbery Defense Lawyer

Because robbery involves using force or threat of force to commit a theft, it is aggressively prosecuted by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Criminal charges for robbery can have devastating consequences for your life, including the loss of your family, your career, and your freedom. If you are charged with robbery, it is very important that you hire an experienced robbery defense attorney like James Alston to defend your case and protect your freedom. You need a knowledgeable Houston criminal defense lawyer who will not only protect your rights but who will also fight hard to get the charges reduced or dismissed. If you are facing robbery charges in Houston, contact the Law Office of James Alston today. You deserve a board-certified criminal law attorney who has served as both a state and federal prosecutor. Your case will be handled personally by James Alston and not passed off to an associate attorney. Call (713) 228-1400 for a case consultation today.