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Dallas Robbery Defense Lawyer

Definition Robbery Charges in Texas

Under Texas Penal Code §29.02, "Robbery," occurs when the perpetrator "intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly" injures another person while committing theft. It also occurs when the perpetrator places the victim in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.

If you have been arrested after taking someone else's property by force or threatening to use force, you could be charged with the felony criminal offense of robbery. Take action immediately and contact an attorney the moment you are arrested, as you could be facing serious penalties.

Aggravated Robbery

Robbery charges will under certain circumstances be increased to aggravated robbery:

  • If the perpetrator causes serious bodily injury to the victim
  • If a deadly weapon such as a firearm or a knife is shown or used
  • If bodily injury or threats of injury or death to a victim who is either disabled or aged 65 years or old

Texas Penalties for Robbery & Aggravated Robbery

  • Robbery is charged as a felony of the second degree, which carries a possible sentence of between 2 and 20 years in state prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.
  • Aggravated robbery, which under Texas Penal Code §29.03 is a felony of the first degree, and punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and between 5 years and life in prison.

Call an Experienced Dallas Robber Defense Attorney Today!

If you have been charged with robbery or aggravated robbery, your future is at stake. Even after completing your sentence, you would still have to live the rest of your life with the stigma of being a convicted felon, and you could be deprived of the right to vote or possess a firearm for many years. Having a felony conviction on your criminal record can additionally make it difficult or impossible to find suitable employment or even housing. Don't take chances with the outcome of your case.

Let a Dallas theft crimes lawyer from the Mathur Law Offices, P.C., represent you and fight to clear your name of the charges you face. Call for a case consultation today!

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