Finding yourself accused of aggravated robbery can be a very frightening experience, regardless of whether you were actually involved in the crime. A robbery case may be elevated to an aggravated level when the incident involves the use of a firearm, knife or another deadly weapon. There are also certain circumstances that can lead to more serious penalties, such as an incident involving an elderly or disabled victim.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, our elite team of criminal defense lawyers have represented clients accused of violent crimes and theft crimes throughout all of Dallas County, Collin County, and Denton County, amongst others.
Our goal, as a law firm, is to offer a strategic yet aggressive defense in your case as we work to protect your interests and your freedom. Non-aggravated robbery cases carry severe penalties, but once the case is escalated to the aggravated level, the penalties become even more severe. Aggravated robbery could result in felony prosecution at the state or federal level, putting your future and freedom at risk.
The complexity of this type of case and the serious nature of the potential penalties means it’s usually wise to retain an experienced Dallas criminal defense lawyer with contemporary legal knowledge and insight as a former prosecutor. That’s precisely what you’ll get when you turn to the aggravated robbery defense lawyers with the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass.
If you or a loved one are facing charges of aggravated robbery or another serious crime, contact our Texas defense lawyers to discuss your case in a fully confidential and free consultation. To contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass by phone, call (972) 422-9999.
Common Questions and Concerns on an Aggravated Robbery Case
As a felony, a conviction for aggravated robbery can alter your life in many ways. You may not only face prison time and a significant fine, but you could also be prohibited from getting a firearm permit, getting certain jobs or attending college.
It’s understandable that you may feel scared or uncertain about your freedom and your future. But the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass have compiled information on a few common questions that we receive on this offense because we believe that by addressing your concerns, we can help reduce some of the stress and fear that you’re experiencing.
What is the Definition of Aggravated Robbery in Texas?
Aggravated robbery is a more severe form of robbery, so to understand this charge, you must first understand the definition of robbery.
Texas law defines robbery as an act of theft that includes an element of violence; this elevates the seriousness of this charge. Robbery charges may be filed if, in the commission of a theft, you:
intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause bodily injury to another person; or
intentionally or knowingly threaten or place another person in imminent fear of imminent bodily injury or death.
If the offense meets this criteria, you could be charged with robbery, which is a second-degree felony in Texas. As such, it carries a potential penalty of 2 to 20 years in prison and/or fines of up to $10,000.
Aggravated robbery is a first-degree felony – the most serious felony classification in Texas. An act of robbery may be considered aggravated if there are certain elements of extreme violence present, including:
using or exhibiting a deadly weapon, such as a firearm or knife;
causing serious bodily injury to another person; or
in the case of a victim age 65 or older or a disabled victim, causing bodily injury or threatening or making another person fearful of suffering serious injury or death.
As a first-degree felony, aggravated robbery carries a potential penalty of up to 99 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
How Can A Defense Lawyer Help Defend My Case if I’m Accused of Aggravated Robbery in Collin County?
Each client’s defense strategy is different because each case and its circumstances are unique.
In some cases, our attorneys may be successful in negotiating a reduction in the charges, so instead of facing a first-degree felony, you may be charged with a lesser offense, with a less serious potential penalty.
In some instances, it may be possible to prove that the incident does not fit the criteria for aggravated robbery due to the type of weapon used or some other circumstances in the case.
In other situations, your lawyer may be able to successfully create reasonable doubt that you were the person involved in the act of aggravated robbery. This may be achieved using witness testimony, forensic evidence, and compelling arguments.
Every case is unique; our legal team will work with you to understand your case, your criminal history (if any) and your priorities and goals for the future. Based upon this, we’ll develop a strategy that will be used to defend your case.
Aggravated robbery is an extremely serious felony charge that holds the power to alter your life in some powerful ways if convicted. If you are under investigation or have been charged with aggravated robbery, it’s vital that you contact an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner we get involved in your case, the better your chances of seeing a positive case outcome.
Founded by a Texas lawyer who has been defending clients since 1993, the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass defends state and federal cases across Texas, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and the surrounding region, including Dallas, Collin, and Denton Counties.
Our law firm’s founder, Attorney Jeffrey Grass has served as a U.S. Navy Judge Advocate (JAG), and he was also named one of the Top 100 Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He also maintains an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
If you or a loved one have been arrested for aggravated robbery or another violent crime, contact the experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass to arrange a confidential, no-cost case evaluation. Call us today at (972) 422-9999.
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