Being charged with robbery in Texas is overwhelming. You might be facing anxiety and fear about your future, and you may feel as though you are unsure where to turn and who to trust. You probably have many questions and should not count on anyone other than experienced criminal defense lawyers to help you during this challenging time.
How Robbery Charges Work in Texas
An individual may be charged with robbery if he or she, while committing or attempting to commit theft from a person, causes bodily injury to a person or puts a person in fear of imminent bodily injury or death. The injury does not have to be serious for the charge to be elevated from theft to robbery – even a mere scratch could be enough for the police to file the case as a robbery.
Robbery is a second-degree felony with a possible punishment of two to 20 years in prison. Probation is a potential outcome in some cases, depending on the facts and circumstances of the case and the criminal history of the person charged.