ROBBERY CHARGES IN TEXAS

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In Texas there are two types of robbery charges, robbery and aggravated robbery. Robbery sometimes referred to as simple robbery is a second degree felony with possible jail time from two to twenty years, with a possible fine not to exceed $10,000.00. Aggravated Robbery is a first degree felony with the penalty ranging from 5 to 99 years, or life. A possible fine not to exceed $10,000.00 Texas Penal Code § 29.02. ROBBERY. (a) A person commits an offense if, in the course of committing theft as defined in Chapter 31 and with intent to obtain or maintain control of the property, he: (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. (b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree. Texas Penal Code 29.03. AGGRAVATED ROBBERY. (a) A person commits an offense if he commits robbery as defined in Texas Penal Code 29.02, and he: (1) causes serious bodily injury to another; (2) uses or exhibits a deadly weapon; or (3) causes bodily injury to another person or threatens or places another person in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, if the other person is: (A) 65 years of age or older; (B) a disabled person. (b) An offense under this section is a felony of the first degree. (c) In this section, “disabled person” means an individual with a mental, physical, or developmental disability who is substantially unable to protect himself from harm. If you are in jail or charged with either robbery offense, call The Morris Law Firm at (214)357-1782 or after hours at (469)254-4270. Or, contact us at info@themorrisfirm.net.

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