Robbery Defense in Houston
Challenging a Theft Crime Offense
Robbery is a
theft crime that involves taking another person's property by way of:
- Physical violence
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
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.