Robbery is a forced theft crime that occurs due to a threat that inspires fear in the victim, that causes the victim to comply with the demands of the aggressor. Expect relentless prosecution if you’ve been “accused” of a robbery related theft crime in Houston, TX.
If you’re charged with robbery you’ll be treated like a violent criminal throughout your entire experience dealing with the case via the criminal justice system. In cases when a person is accused of robbery, the presumption of innocence takes a dive, regardless of the reality of how common mistaken identity is in these cases, incompetent crime labs in Houston, and the unreliable nature of eyewitness testimony.
Attorney Christian Capitaine understands the many problems that surface with robbery investigations, or the lack thereof, and how to effectively defend a person who was accused of robbery or aggravated robbery.
Even if you did the crime, and you want to make things right and admit guilt, the Capitaine Law Firm will be able to help you turn over that new leaf, and likely keep you from the snares of maximum sentencing.
Penalties: Robbery, Aggravated Robbery Convictions
2ND DEGREE FELONY
If you’re arrested by police and charged with a robbery offense, you’ll be charged with a 2nd Degree Felony offense which carries a maximum fine of 10,000.00 with a potential jail term that can range from 2 to 20 years in prison.
1ST DEGREE FELONY
1st Degree Felony charges will apply if a person is charged with aggravated robbery. The penalties include a potential fine of up to 10,000.00 in addition to a prison term that ranges from 5 to 99 years in a TDCJ run prison facility.
Defining Robbery & Aggravated Robbery
Robbery is defined by Texas law as intentionally or recklessly causing bodily injury to another person, or threatening to, during the course of a theft. Due to the aggravated nature of a robbery act, defendants are harshly prosecuted as 2nd felons in most cases, in aggravated cases defendants face life in prison, or prosecution under 1 degree felony guidelines.
Aggravated Robbery is defined by Texas law as a robbery in which an injury was caused, a deadly weapon was used, or a threat to use violence against an elderly person, disabled person, or person who is unable to defend themselves due to a severe physical disadvantage, to carry out the crime.
Christian is an Experienced Lawyer Who’ll Help
If you’ve been charged with robbery, or aggravated robbery, you’re in dire straights. These are seriously prosecuted criminal offenses where the defendant is treated like a murderer and is often sentenced as such when found guilty or represented by inexperienced counsel.
Attorney Christian Capitaine will stand up for you if you’ve been arrest and charged, or indicted, for a robbery or aggravated robbery related felony in Texas. Call our law office at 832-618-7831 for immediate attention and support.