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Dallas Robbery Defense Attorney
Generally, robbery may be defined as taking property from another person against their will, while threatening to use physical force or actually using physical force. Common forms of robbery include bank robberies, carjacking, mugging, and purse snatching.
According to the Texas Penal Code, a person may face robbery charges if, while another theft offense is being committed, and with the intent to either keep or take control of the property, the offender:
- Knowingly, recklessly, or intentionally causes physical injury to another individual
- Knowingly or intentionally threatens or places another individual in fear of immediate physical injury or death
Theft offenses, under Texas law, may refer to a variety of crimes, including retail theft, shoplifting, embezzlement, theft by false pretext, swindling, extortion, larceny, acquisition of property by theft, or auto theft.
If you have been accused of robbery in Texas, it is crucial that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Contact David Finn, P.C. at (214) 871-1121 today to discuss your case.
Aggravated robbery, a first degree felony, is a far more serious charge than robbery. According to the Texas Penal Code, aggravated robbery occurs when an individual:
- Shows, uses, or flaunts a fatal weapon
- Causes serious physical injury to another individual
- Threatens with or places an individual in fear of physical injury or caused death when that individual is either disabled or above 65 years of age
In other words, the primary differences between robbery and aggravated robbery are the victim’s age, the extent of physical injury sustained during the robbery, and the existence of a fatal weapon during the robbery.
Penalties for Robbery and Aggravated Robbery
Criminal charges for robbery can result in a second degree felony in Texas. This is punishable by up to $10,000 in fines a prison sentence ranging from two to 20 years, or both.
Criminal charges for aggravated robbery, on the other hand, can result in a first degree felony conviction. This is punishable by up to $10,000 in fines, a prison sentence ranging from five to 99 years or life imprisonment, or both.
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Being arrested for robbery does not necessarily have to lead to a conviction. After all, the prosecutor must first prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed each element to the criminal offense.
Your future is at stake. David Finn, P.C. will fight aggressively to protect your rights and to fight the allegations against you. Call (214) 871-1121 today.
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