Fort Bend County Robbery Defense Lawyer
Accused of Robbery in the Greater Houston Area? Call (713) 766-1445
If you have been arrested for robbery or aggravated robbery in Texas, a
conviction can result in a lengthy prison sentence and a permanent criminal
record that can follow you for the rest of your life. However, having
a knowledgeable and skilled attorney on your side can help you avoid serious
penalties or even get your entire case dismissed.
At The Sims Law Firm, PLLC,
Attorney Brandon Sims has more than a decade of experience as a former felony prosecutor and
criminal defense lawyer, giving him a thorough understanding of both sides of the courtroom
to provide effective and personalized legal solutions to his clients.
He can investigate your case, gather and assess evidence, and determine
if law enforcement officials violated your rights if there are weaknesses
in the prosecution’s argument. Do not hesitate to let our firm protect
your rights, reputation, and freedom.
Contact us today to schedule a free case review.
Texas Robbery Laws & Penalties
Robbery is more of a
violent crime, rather than a
theft crime because the act of taking another person’s property involves intentionally
or recklessly inflicting bodily harm on someone or threatened physical
injury. This offense is a second-degree felony, punishable by a prison
sentence of up to 20 years and a maximum $10,000 fine.
Common forms of robbery include:
- Home invasions
- Purse snatching
However, if the robbery offense involves the use or display of a deadly
weapon and/or an elderly (at least 65 years old) or disabled individual
feared for his/her life, then it becomes aggravated robbery. This type
of robbery is a first-degree felony, which carries a maximum 99-year prison
term and a fine of up to $10,000.
On top of a long prison sentence, having a robbery conviction on your criminal
record can cause significant damage to your personal life and professional
reputation. This can prevent you from getting employed, finding housing,
applying for college, and taking advantage of other opportunities life
has to offer.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
Getting arrested doesn’t mean you are automatically guilty of the
crime. You still have an opportunity to defend yourself with the help
of an experienced attorney. When your freedom and future on the line,
our Fort Bend County robbery defense lawyer is there to help you get the
best possible results. When you schedule a free case evaluation, we can
review your case, figure out your available legal options, and do our
best to help you avoid serving harsh penalties.
For more information about robbery in Fort Bend County, call (713) 766-1445 today.