Robbery Defense in Houston

Challenging a Theft Crime Offense

Robbery is a theft crime that involves taking another person's property by way of:

  • Force
  • Physical violence
  • Threats

This is designed from simple theft as it is classified as a violent crime. Even if the theft is unsuccessful, attempting to steal another's property with the use of threats or force will still constitute robbery. In Texas, robbery is a felony offense that may be punishable by time in state prison, along with fines.

If in the course of committing a theft crime, an individual intentionally or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person, threatens injury, or places the victim in reasonable fear of injury, this constitutes robbery. A crime of this kind is a second degree felony in Texas, punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Aggravated robbery is a more serious form of this offense. It is a robbery involving these enhanced factors: causing serious bodily injury to another, brandishing or using a deadly weapon, or robbing a victim over 65 years of age or who is disabled. Aggravated robbery is a first degree felony and a conviction may result in up to life in prison as well as a fine of up to $10,000.

Defending Clients Charged with Robbery in Houston

If you've been arrested for or are under investigation for robbery, it is important that you consult an attorney who can take immediate action to protect your legal rights. You may be at risk of facing up to life in prison if you are convicted of aggravated robbery, and you will need aggressive legal counsel to have the best opportunity of a successful case resolution.

The attorneys at Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. are both highly experienced and dedicated to defending your rights and future in the face of these charges. Contact a Houston criminal defense lawyer at the firm today.