Property crimes are taken seriously, and we take them serious as well. Property crimes involve a wide range of criminal conduct, such as theft, burglary, robbery, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, and arson. See Tex. Pen. Code Ann. title 7, Chapters 28-35.
If you are charged with a property offense, be sure to hire an attorney who will fight for you and ensure the best result.
Robbery and Aggravated Robbery
From the common law, the offense of robbery is when a person commits a theft through the use of force or a threat of the use of force. The law essentially remains the same in Texas.
Robbery is a theft and the causing of bodily injury to another or threatening or placing another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death. See Tex. Pen. Code Ann. § 29.02 (West 2018). Robbery is a second-degree felony and carries a punishment range of 2 to 20 years.
Aggravated Robbery is a robbery and causing serious bodily injury, the use of a deadly weapon, or a robbery of a person 65 years old or older or of a disabled person. See Tex. Pen. Code Ann. § 29.03 (West 2018). Aggravated Robbery is a first-degree felony and carries a punishment range of 5 to 99 years. Aggravated Robbery is a “3(g)” or “aggravated” offense. See Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 42A.054 (West 2018).
Speak with a Texas Robbery Lawyer Today
While property offenses may be common offenses, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a serious one. Don’t take chances with your future if you find yourself facing charges for a Hays, Guadalupe, or Comal County robbery offense. Call the Law Office of Case J. Darwin today to arrange for your free initial consultation to discuss your situation with a robbery lawyer. We will treat you with respect, listen to your story, and formulate a strategy to achieve the best possible outcome.
Call us today at (512) 738-6146 or contact us online to arrange for your free initial consultation with a skilled robbery defense attorney.