A robbery charge can lead to drastically negative consequences for your life and future. Get the defense you need by working with an Austin robbery lawyer.
A robbery charge can do more than just cost you prison time and substantial fines. Once you've been convicted for committing a robbery, your criminal record will follow you around for the rest of your life.
The good news is that you have options available for avoiding a conviction, and Hines Ranc & Holub will use them all to help you get your charges reduced or dismissed. An Austin robbery lawyer from our office will investigate your case and find the evidence that can be used to defend you.
Texas Robbery Laws
In order to be convicted of robbery, the prosecution must prove that you committed theft while intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another. Robbery can also apply if you are accused of committing theft while intentionally or knowingly threatening or placing another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.
In certain circumstances, a robbery charge can be escalated to aggravated robbery, which carries even steeper penalties. To be convicted of aggravated robbery, the prosecution will need to prove that your situation meets the standards of a normal robbery plus one of the following:
- You used or exhibited a deadly weapon
- The alleged victim was sixty-five years of age or older or disabled mentally, physically, or developmentally
Penalties for Robbery in Texas
Robbery is not a crime you want to risk getting convicted for. Both versions of robbery are high-level felony charges that can result in some of the steepest penalties available in the Texas penal code. Your Austin robbery lawyer will help you determine what punishment the prosecution is likely to pursue and work to get your charges reduced or dismissed.
A robbery charge is classified as a second-degree felony and can cost you up to $10,000 in fines and lead to a twenty-year prison sentence. Going a step further, aggravated robbery is a first-degree felony and can also result in up to $10,000 in fines but will carry between five and ninety-nine years in prison.
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No matter how complex your charges may seem, you can have peace of mind knowing our legal team is behind you. You aren’t in this battle alone. Get our Austin criminal attorneys on your side today.