Robbery charges are a very serious matter in Texas. There are several different types of robbery charges. A person can be charged with robbery causing bodily injury if the person, in the course of committing a theft, with the intent to obtain or maintain control of the property, intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another. Robbery causing bodily injury to another is a second degree felony. Another type of robbery charge is robbery by threating or placing another person in dear of bodily injury or death. A person can be charged with this type of robbery if a person, in the course of committing a theft, with the intent to obtain or maintain control of the property intentionally or knowingly threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death. This type of robbery is also a second degree felony.
Aggravated robbery is a more serious robbery charge. Generally, aggravated robbery involves a weapon or is committed against an elderly or disabled person. A person can be charged with aggravated robbery causing serious bodily injury if the person commits robbery as written above, and causes serious injury to another. A person can also commit aggravated robbery by using or showing a deadly weapon. All forms of aggravated robbery are first degree felonies punishable by up to life in prison.
What sets me apart as a Houston Robbery Attorney is that I don’t accept what anyone says as the truth. I will listen to you, conduct an independent investigation, and take your case to trial if that is the decision you make. Call today for a free consultation for your robbery charges.