With regard to theft offenses, robbery tends to bring with it the most severe penalties if convicted. This is in part due to how the theft took place. Robbery is theft with the use or threatened use of force. This puts others at risk of physical injury or even death if the situation gets to that point.
A person charged with robbery may be dealing with lengthy prison sentences and costly fines. Also, considering that a robbery offense will most likely be charged with a felony, a person may also have to deal with the social, professional and financial ramifications that come with such as conviction on their permanent criminal record.
With this being the case, it is vital that you immediately begin working with a criminal defense attorney to develop a defense strategy that puts you in a favorable position. This can help you pursue options such as a reduction in charges, not guilty verdict, or even complete dismissal.
Georgetown Robbery Defense Attorney
The negative effects of a robbery conviction far outweigh any effort or cost related to defending your name in court. Fighting the charges is of paramount importance at this point in the criminal process and a capable criminal defense lawyer can help you overcome the allegations.
Michael J. Price is an attorney who has the legal knowledge and understanding to guide you through every step. Their strict adherence to providing excellent client service while ensuring that your are treated fairly proves that they can be counted on to help you through what could otherwise be a stressful situation.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation to go over the details of your robbery or aggravated robbery charges, call Price & Twine, PLLC at (512) 354-1880 or send an online message today. In addition to helping those throughout Georgetown, Michael and Mark also proudly represent individuals accused of theft crimes in Round Rock, Cedar park, Leander, Taylor, Hutto, Killeen and Temple, among others.
Robbery under Texas Law
According to Tex. Penal Code § 29.02, an individual can be charged with robbery if, while committing another theft offense, and with the intent to keep or take control of the property, they:
- Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause bodily injury to another person; or
- Intentionally or knowingly threaten or place another person in fear of immediate bodily injury or death.
Property is defined under Texas law as:
- Any tangible or intangible personal property, including anything that grows from the land, but can be removed; or
- Any document that represents or embodies anything of value, including money.
Criminal charges for a robbery offense can result in felony of the second-degree conviction, which is punishable by a prison sentence ranging from two to 20 years and/or a fine up to $10,000.
Aggravated Robbery under Texas Law
An aggravated robbery charge is the harshest theft charge in the Texas Penal Code and comes with extensive sentencing criteria. According to Tex. Penal Code § 29.03, an individual can be charged with aggravated robbery if they commit a robbery offense and:
- Causes serious bodily injury to the alleged victim,
- Causes bodily injury to another persons, threatens bodily injury, or causes the other person to fear immediate bodily injury or death, and the person is elderly or disabled; or
- Uses a deadly weapon during the commission of the offense.
Texas law defines an elderly person as anyone who is 65 years old or older, and a disabled person is defined as an individual with mental, physical or developmental disabilities who is basically unable to protect against harm.
Texas Penal Code §1.07(a) defines “bodily injury” as any physical impairment, illness or pain to any body part or organ. Additionally, “serious bodily injury” is defined as any bodily injury that creates a substantial risk of death, or an injury that causes death, serious permanent disfigurement, or impairment of any body organ or extended loss of any organ.
Price & Twine, PLLC | Williamson County Aggravated Robbery Arrest
If you or a loved one has been charged with robbery or aggravated robbery in Central Texas, immediate steps need to be taken in order for you to effectively fight these allegations. Having strong representation by a qualified and experienced Georgetown criminal defense lawyer will allow you to argue your case in a productive and professional manner, increasing your chances of getting the charges reduced or completely dismissed.
Call (512) 354-1880 or send an online message to schedule a free and confidential consultation to go over the details of your case with Michael J. Price today. Price & Twine, PLLC proudly represents individuals throughout Williamson County and Bell County.