When a person is accused of robbery, or were an unwitting accomplice, they’ll be treated as a violent criminal and prosecutors will relentlessly pursue a conviction so they won’t be perceived as soft on crime.
Defendants who are innocent or were unwitting accomplices are at the highest risk because with violent crimes like robbery, guilt tends to be associated with the accusation.
If you’re facing criminal prosecution for robbery in Texas, you’re facing a felony charges which could mean decades in prison if you’re convicted of the offense. In order to stand a chance against the State of Texas, you’ll need a battle-ready lawyer on your side that will go over the evidence or eloquently point out the lack of such, that has success defending people accused of felonies in Texas.
I recommend that you either contact my office or that of another experienced criminal defense lawyer if you or a loved one are accused of any offense related to robbery. To contact my office call me directly at 979-265-6800 or send me a quick message using the contact form.
Robberies & The Texas Legal System
In Texas, robbery is defined as theft with the introduction or the element of violence. If an individual is accused of theft that’s one thing, but committing violence to facilitate the theft or threatening violence is considered robbery and is classified as a felony offense.
Robbery is classified as a 2nd degree felony in Texas, which carries penalties which include a prison sentence of 2-to-20 years and fine of up to $10,000.00.
If the robbery has aggravating circumstances such as an injury caused to a victim, the use or exhibition of a deadly weapon, the victim was in fear of their life or threatened with murder, or if the victim was elderly or disabled, the offense is Aggravated Robbery.
Individuals who are accused of Aggravated Robbery will see their case classified as a first-degree felony which, if they’re convicted, can result in a prison sentence of up to 99 years and a fine of up to $10,000.00.
Facing Charges for Robbery in Brazoria County?
Reach Out to My Office As Soon As Possible
A criminal conviction for robbery has to potential to ruin the lives of both the defendant and their families. As an experienced criminal justice lawyer, I can tell you that the difference between most of the folks who are acquitted, minimally sentenced, and sentenced to the maximum is their lawyers.
Some attorneys fight hand, tooth, and nail to defend their clients, some are defended by public defenders, and others are represented by attorneys who will do anything to quickly end the case including the advisement of their their clients to accept or enter plea-bargains that should probably be avoided.
As your attorney I want you to know that I’m the type of lawyer who fights hand, tooth, and nail for my clients, and I will take a case to a full jury trial if warranted by the situation and the facts of the case. If you desire legal representation from a lawyer that takes their clients seriously, contact my office at your earliest convenience. I’m Sandra Oballe, an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
You can reach my office at 979-265-6800.