Conroe Robbery Attorney
Being convicted of robbery in Texas is defined as the act of unlawfully taking property from another person. At the same time, burglary is the act of stealing from a business, home, or motor vehicle. Both are severe criminal charges that can either be misdemeanor or felony crimes.
Two variables must be present for a crime to be a robbery:
- An object of value is taken directly from a person or presence without permission
- There is an element of intimidation or force
- The object is taken with the intention of being kept
Examples include stealing someone’s wallet from their pocket or purse, shoplifting from a store, or taking money from a cash register.
The second variable that must be involved is the threat or use of force, including:
- Kicking, grabbing, pushing, hitting, or use of physical force against the victim
- Snatching property from the victim
- Threatening bodily harm to the victim
A robber does not need to explicitly harm or even threaten to harm to fulfill this requirement. Even the slightest hint of a threat or violence will suffice.
Robbery is essentially theft with the addition of violence. Since there is the additional component of violence, robbery is punished much more severely than theft.
For a robbery to occur, there must be intentional or reckless bodily injury caused to another or the threat of bodily injury or death.
Robbery charges have the potential to change your life. While no attorney can predict the future or guarantee an outcome, we offer to fight for the best possible results in your case. From seeking a lesser sentence in a plea agreement to proving your innocence and fighting your charges at trial, we are here to help you.
Contact us today to discuss the details of your case and how we might be able to help.
Being Convicted of Robbery in Texas
You may be charged with robbery if you caused bodily injury to an individual or put someone in fear of imminent physical harm or death while committing theft. The damage does not have to be very severe to elevate a charge from theft to robbery. Even a tiny scratch can be enough for police to file your case as a robbery.
Robbery is a second-degree felony in the state of Texas. If you are convicted, you can face between 2 and 20 years imprisonment along with fines of up to $10,000.
Your conviction can increase if you are sentenced to Aggravated Robbery. Circumstances that result in aggravated robbery include:
- Using a deadly weapon
- Seriously harming someone
- Threatening injury or death to a person 65 years old or disabled
Aggravated robbery is a first-degree felony, and you can face up to 99 years in prison, along with fines of up to $10,000 if convicted.
Having an experienced trial lawyer fighting for you can mean all the difference when charged with aggravated robbery. These are serious charges that a competent Texas attorney should handle. Aggravated robberies are thought of as one of the most severe criminal offenses in Texas. Since these allegations are so severe, aggravated robbery cases often end up going to trial. Your entire future and quality of life may be on the line, which is why your case should be handled by a professional criminal defense lawyer you can trust.
How a Robbery Attorney Can Help You
Many robbery cases rely on witness statements. Your lawyer can review all testimony for errors to identify false statements or misidentifications. Your lawyer will work hard to have any charges dropped.
Your robbery attorney also reviews police searches and seizures to ensure that evidence was not illegally procured. If we can establish police misconduct, we will aggressively argue to suppress the evidence and dismiss any charges.
Contact The Napier Law Firm so we can thoroughly evaluate your case. We will go through your situation from all angles to determine the best course of action. We are dedicated to protecting your rights.
If you have been charged with Robbery or Aggravated Robbery, then you have been accused of a serious offense with a potentially lengthy prison term. It is critical that you are represented by an experienced attorney who has handled robbery cases and knows how the prosecution will approach your case.