IN DALLAS, TEXAS
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.
Criminal defense attorney Tom Cox is committed to providing comprehensive legal guidance and reliable representation to clients facing robbery or aggravated robbery charges. As your legal counsel, Tom will investigate the details of your case, fight aggressively to defend your rights, and even post a bond on your behalf. Attorney Tom Cox will help you understand your unique situation, outline an effective defense strategy, and explain your situation to the District Attorney's office in an effort to pursue the best possible outcome in your case.
Tom Cox is proud to represent clients throughout Dallas, Irving, Highland Park, Grand Prairie, Mesquite, University Park, and Dallas County, Texas. Call today to schedule a free case evaluation.
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.
Pursuant to Under Texas Penal Code Section 29.03(a), a person commits the offense of aggravated robbery if, in addition to committing robbery, he
Causes serious bodily injury to another person
Uses or exhibits a deadly weapon
Causes bodily injury to another person, 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.
POSSIBLE PENALTIES FOR CHARGES
The potential punishment for robbery charges in Texas can vary depending on the circumstances of the incident. These penalties include:
PENALTIES FOR ROBBERY
This is a felony of the second degree. Punishable by:
Two to 20 years in state prison.
Fine of no more than $10,000.
PENALTIES FOR AGGRAVATED ROBBERY
This is a felony of the first degree. Punishable by:
Five to 99 years in state prison.
Fine of no more than $10,000.
COMMON ROBBERY DEFENSES
When facing robbery charges, some common potential defense approaches include
Lack of intent
Lack of knowledge
No bodily injury was caused
The victim did not fear bodily injury or death
HOW A CRIMINAL DEFENSE
ATTORNEY CAN HELP
Choosing to defend yourself against robbery charges on your own can be extremely difficult and may increase your chances of getting convicted and suffering the maximum penalties. If convicted, you could be facing substantial fines and prison time. Therefore, when facing aggravated robbery charges, it is important that you work with an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney who can help defend your rights, post bond for you, and outline an aggressive legal strategy for your defense.
Attorney Tom Cox has dedicated his career to offering experienced legal services and defending the rights of individuals accused of robbery and aggravated robbery. As your legal counsel, Tom will review every detail of your case, carry out a thorough and private investigation, and even post bail on your behalf.
As your personal defense attorney, Tom Cox will review the details of your situation, outline a strong defense that fits your unique circumstances, search for weaknesses in the prosecutor's case, and present your defense to the court with conviction. With attorney Tom Cox on your side, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands as you pursue the best possible outcome for your case. Don’t face these challenges on your own. Call or reach out to the Law Offices of Thomas R. Cox III today to schedule a free case consultation.
EXPERIENCED AGGRAVATED ROBBERY DEFENSE ATTORNEY SERVING DALLAS, TEXAS
If you're facing aggravated robbery charges in Dallas, Texas, don't face them alone. Contact the Law Office of Thomas R. Cox today to schedule a one-on-one case evaluation. Attorney Tom Cox will review the details of your case, outline an aggressive defense strategy, and offer you the vigorous representation you need. He is proud to serve clients throughout Dallas, Irving, Highland Park, Grand Prairie, Mesquite, University Park, and Dallas County, Texas. Call today for detailed legal guidance from an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney.