Houston Robbery Attorney
HOUSTON ROBBERY ATTORNEY
Defense Against Robbery Charges in Texas
Robbery is defined under Chapter 29 of the Texas Penal Code. According to state 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 they use or exhibit a deadly weapon. Aggravated robbery can be charged as a first-degree felony punishable 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 Harris County District Attorneys. Criminal charges for robbery can have devastating consequences, including the loss of your family, your career, and even your family. It is imperative that you hire an experienced robbery defense attorney immediately after an arrest. You need a knowledgeable Houston criminal defense lawyer that will not only protect your rights but 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 that has served as both a state and federal prosecutor. You will never be passed off to a junior associate. Your case will be handled personally by Mr. Alston. Call (713) 228-1400 for a case consultation today.