Robbery is a forced theft crime that occurs as a result of a threat that inspires fear in the victim, which causes the victim to comply with the demands of the aggressor. If you or a loved one were “accused” of Robbery in Houston, TX, expect a relentless prosecution by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
If you were 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 instances where a person is accused of Robbery, the presumption of innocence takes a dive, regardless of the reality of the commonality of mistaken identity issues with these cases, incompetent crime labs in Houston, and the unreliable nature of eyewitness testimony.
The Right Defense Lawyer for Robbery Cases
Attorney Christian Capitaine; A Skilled Defense Attorney
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 in Texas.
Even if you committed the crime, and you want to make things right (admit guilt), the Capitaine Law Firm will assist you in turning 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 1st 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 a person who is unable to defend themselves due to a severe physical disadvantage, to carry out the crime.
Need Experienced Legal Advice?
Contact Christian Capitaine Today!
If you or a loved one were charged with Robbery or Aggravated Robbery, you’re in dire straits.
These are seriously prosecuted criminal offenses where the defendant is treated as 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 arrested, charged, or indicted for a robbery or aggravated robbery offense in Texas.
To get started, call our law office at 832-618-7831 for immediate attention and support.