McLennan County Robbery Defense Lawyer
Have you been accused of a robbery in Waco? Our lawyers provide important strategy and spot weaknesses in the prosecution’s robbery case. Our criminal defense lawyers in Waco have decades of experience in defending people accused of this crime. Call us at 254-753-6437 for a free consultation.
Fighting Robbery Charges
In some states, there is a felony charge for Armed Robbery; however, in Texas, “Armed Robbery” is a kind of Aggravated Robbery. Other aggravating factors change a robbery charge to an aggravated robbery charge. In Texas, a person commits the offense of robbery if, in the course of committing theft as defined by the statutes governing the crime of theft and with intent to obtain or maintain control of the property, the person: (1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or (2) intentionally or knowingly threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.
The actual commission of theft is no longer a prerequisite of the offense of robbery. [Read More…] A person commits aggravated robbery if he or she commits robbery as defined by statute and causes serious bodily injury to another, uses or exhibits a deadly weapon, or causes physical harm 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. Tex. Penal Code § 29.03.
Possible Penalties for Aggravated Robbery
Aggravated robbery is a felony of the first degree. This means that even if a person has no criminal history and is convicted of the aggravated robbery, they are facing up to 99 years or life in prison and not less than five years in a Texas prison and as much as a $10,000 fine. Your ability to get any probation if you are convicted of aggravated robbery is minimal. To discuss the possibility of getting punishment on an aggravated robbery case, you should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. According to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 42.12 (3)(g), a judge cannot sentence a person to probation (community supervision) if the person is found guilty of aggravated robbery.
If a person meets other requirements, including having never been convicted of a felony, then a jury can assess probation (community supervision) for a conviction of aggravated robbery in some instances. This kind of charge is a hazardous case to try before a jury. Do not go before a jury with an attorney that is not comfortable and skilled in trying severe cases. If you have been accused of a robbery in McLennan County, you need to call an attorney experienced handling these charges.
Questions about Waco justice
We have answers to some of your most frequently asked questions about Waco criminal justice. It is always best to talk to a lawyer face-to-face about the facts and laws applicable to your case. But these questions and answers can provide some information while you are waiting for your appointment.
Waco Robbery Lawyer
Being caught for robbery does not inevitably lead to a conviction. First, the prosecutor must prove that you committed each element to the criminal offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Your future is at stake. Robbery defense attorneys at Dunnam & Dunnam will be on your side to aggressively fight your robbery charges in Waco.