If you are someone who has recently received an aggravated robbery, or an armed robbery charge, you are most likely very worried about the weeks and months to come. Fortunately, our firm has helped countless individuals fight theft charges over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Please continue reading and reach out to our experineced Texas criminal defense attorneys to learn more about aggravated robbery charges and how we can help you fight them. Here are some of the questions you may have about the legal process ahead:
How does Texas law define aggravated robbery?
As you know, robbery is a form of theft, usually involving violence or the threat of violence while committing the act of theft. Robbery charges are extremely serious in Texas, however, if you are charged with an aggravated robbery, you are most likely now facing even harsher consequences. Essentially, Texas Penal Code § 29.03 states that you will be charged with aggravated robbery if you committed a robbery and either caused serious bodily injury to another person, used or threatened to use a deadly weapon (a firearm or anything made/adapted for the purpose of inflicting harm upon another person), or you robbed somebody who was older than 65 years old, or if you robbed a disabled person. If you are someone who is convicted of aggravated robbery in Texas, you will face a first-degree felony. This means that you may spend anywhere up to 99 years or life in prison, and you may also have to pay a fine of up to $10,000.
What happens if I obtain a criminal record?
Rather obviously, going to jail for years on end, on top of high fines, is a troubling enough punishment. That being said, once you serve your time, you will also have to deal with the burdens associated with having a criminal record. Essentially, obtaining a criminal record can prevent you from living in certain areas, taking out certain loans, and getting certain jobs. That is why if you are someone who is facing criminal charges in Texas, you must retain the services of a knowledgeable Houston criminal defense attorney today who can fight for your right to live as a free citizen. Our firm is always here to help.
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We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.