In Texas, robbery charges can stem from a variety of different circumstances. Generally, a person may be charged with robbery based solely on allegations of threatening a person in an attempt to gain or convert property. Typical robbery scenarios include bank robberies, convenience store holdups, home invasions, and carjackings. Often times, video surveillance footage and damning eye-witness testimony will be available to the State to use as evidence in prosecuting a person charged with robbery. Therefore, if you have been charged with robbery, it is crucial to hire an aggressive criminal defense attorney to protect your legal rights and guide your through the legal process.
Definition of Robbery in Collin County, Texas
In Texas, a person commits robbery if, in the course of committing theft and with intent to obtain or maintain control of the property, the person:
- intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or
- intentionally or knowingly threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.
Definition of Aggravated Robbery in Collin County, Texas
In Texas, a person commits aggravated robbery if the person commits robbery as defined above and:
- causes serious bodily injury to another;
- uses or exhibits a deadly weapon; or
- causes bodily injury to another person or threatens or places another person in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, if the other person is 65 years of age or older or a disabled person.
Defending Against Robbery Charges in Collin County, Texas
Generally, a person who commits robbery is charged with a 2nd Degree Felony. Additionally, because robbery is considered a serious, violent crime, district attorneys tend to restrict plea agreements with those who are charged with robbery which often results in harsh prison sentences for those convicted of robbery. Mark O’Bryan will evaluate the facts and circumstances surrounding your robbery charge and achieve the best possible outcome available to you.