Robbery: 2nd Degree Felony: Punishable from 2 years to 20 years I the Texas Department of Corrections and up to a $10,000 fine.
Aggravated Robbery: 1st Degree Felony: Punishable from 5 years to 99 years and or life in the Texas Department of Corrections and up to a $10.000 fine.
Robbery is defined as the stealing of property by either physical force or the threat of physical force. Robbery is a Theft + force or threat of force = Robbery, very simply put. This means that if you threaten someone with force, while in the commission of a theft, you can still be charged. You also may be charged with robbery if you push a security officer trying to flee while committing a shoplift. The major difference usually between Robbery and Burglary is the use of force.
Even after you are done with your case, a felony conviction can haunt you for the rest of your life. Criminal charges on your record, especially violent criminal charges, can stop you from finding a job, receiving financial aid, or even rent an apartment. Your criminal history will indicate an increased liability for those people, which can get in the way of you leading a crime free future. Now, this is where the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney comes in.
If you’ve been arrested and charged with robbery, you need legal representation you can count on. At the Law Offices of James Angelino, we care about our clients and their concerns. We have the legal expertise you need to get your case dismissed and the charges dropped.
James Angelino is an aggressive criminal defense attorney who has practiced in courts all over the Metroplex. He is an ex-police officer and prosecutor who knows the intricacies of these types of cases. Call (972) 377-0088 for a free consultation.