Robbery carries extremely heavy penalties, as it is a theft crime that involves violence. Lawmakers in the State of Texas are very concerned about violent crimes and have continued to increase penalties for all crimes that threaten the lives or health of others, including robberies.
Contact a DFW robbery lawyer Efrain Sain at once if you are accused of committing robbery. I have 15 years defending these type of cases, including aggravated robbery. I know what it takes to challenge evidence successfully, and to be successful in trial.
As robbery involves a violent act as part of a theft, the penalties for it are severe, even more so in criminal charges of aggravated robbery. A charge of robbery will be filed against somebody if it is alleged that he intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused bodily injury to another, or that he knowingly and threateningly placed another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death during the commission of a theft. A charge of aggravated robbery will be filed against you if it is alleged that you caused serious bodily injury to another, used or exhibited a deadly weapon, or caused bodily injury or threatened to place fear of injury or death to a person who was either 65 years old or older, or disabled.
Robbery is classified as a second degree felony, and carries a potential of 2 to 20 years in prison, as well as fines of up to $10,000. Aggravated robbery is classified as afirst degree felony and carries the real possibility of penalties of up to $10,000 in fines and up to 99 years in prison if the prosecutor is successful in getting a conviction. Whether you've been charged with robbery or aggravated robbery, you will need legal representation from a criminal attorney that has a record of success at trial. Call me immediately to schedule a free case evaluation.
In some of the counties in the DFW metrolplex, the prosecutor will not initially entertain an offer of probation even for someone who has no prior record but is facing a charge of robbery. Efrain Sain knows that a different approach is necessary in each county to get his clients the best result.