Midland Robbery Lawyers
Defending Against Robbery Charges in Texas
If you're facing robbery charges in Texas, having a skilled and skilled criminal defense team by your side is essential to navigate the complexities of the legal system. At Wolf, Stallings & Mayo, we understand the serious implications that a robbery charge can have on your life. Our Midland robbery attorneys are ready to bring you experienced guidance, aggressive defense, and unwavering support throughout your legal journey.
Call Wolf, Stallings & Mayo today at (432) 237-3530 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our robbery attorney in Midland.
What is Robbery?
Robbery is a grave criminal offense involving unlawful taking of someone else's property through force, intimidation, or threat of violence. In Texas, robbery is considered a felony offense and is treated with the utmost seriousness by law enforcement and the courts. It is important to note that robbery is distinct from theft in that it involves the use or threat of force, making it a more severe criminal charge.
What are the Penalties for Robbery in Texas?
Being convicted of robbery in Texas can lead to severe penalties that may significantly impact your life. The penalties may differ based on the circumstances of the crime, including whether a deadly weapon was used, the extent of injuries inflicted, and the presence of any prior criminal history. Generally, the penalties for robbery in Texas include:
- First-Degree Felony Robbery: If a deadly weapon was used or exhibited during the robbery, the offense is categorized as a first-degree felony. Conviction may result in a prison sentence ranging from 5 to 99 years, along with fines.
- Second-Degree Felony Robbery: If force or intimidation was used during the robbery, but a deadly weapon was not involved, the offense is considered a second-degree felony. Penalties may include a prison sentence of 2 to 20 years, along with fines.
Understanding that a robbery conviction can leave a mark on your criminal record, greatly impacting your ability to secure employment, housing, and even obtain loans.
Defenses Against Robbery Charges
A strong defense is essential when facing robbery charges. Some potential defenses against robbery charges include:
- Lack of Intent: If it can be proven that you did not have the intent to commit robbery, it could lead to a reduction or dismissal of charges.
- Mistaken Identity: In some cases, mistaken identity or unreliable witness testimony may play a role. Our legal team will thoroughly investigate the evidence to challenge the prosecution's case.
- Lack of Sufficient Evidence: The prosecution must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. If the evidence is insufficient or unreliable, we can argue for a deduction or dismissal of charges.
- Self-Defense: If you acted in self-defense, our attorneys will work to demonstrate that your actions were justified under Texas law.
- Coerced Confession: If your confession was obtained through coercion or without understanding your rights, we can challenge its admissibility in court.
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