According to the Texas Index Crime Analysis, in 2017, an estimated 32,120 robbery cases were reported in Texas. Crimes of robbery and aggravated robbery (armed robbery) are considered serious violations of the Texas state statute. If convicted, the defendant could be facing lengthy prison sentences, hefty fines, and other devastating social consequences.
If you are under investigation for robbery in Texas or if you have been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, it is imperative that you retain an aggressive and highly-skilled Texas criminal defense attorney immediately to outline a strong defense strategy for your case.
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Understanding Aggravated Robbery under Texas Law
As most Texans know, owning a firearm is quite common throughout the Lone Star State. As a result, robbery offenses can be more of a common occurrence when compared to other states. Depending on the circumstances, the criminal act of robbery is typically categorized into one of two categories: robbery and aggravated robbery.
Robbery can be described as the crime of taking or attempting to take another person's property using violence, force, the threat of force, or by putting the victim in fear of imminent danger. Robbery is considered a violent crime that often results in injury to the victim.
Under Texas Penal Code Section 29.02(a), a person commits the offense of robbery if, in the course of committing theft and with intent to obtain or maintain control of another person's property, he:
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another person.
- Intentionally or knowingly threatens or places another person in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.