Robbery Charge Lawyer in Houston
If law enforcement has charged you with robbery in Houston, you need a capable criminal lawyer to help you refute the charge. Robbery carries serious penalties, as it is a felony offense. Keep in mind that being charged with robbery is not that same as being charged with theft, which is stealing something that is unattended.
The charge of robbery can be used if:
- You steal from someone using the threat of force
- If while stealing from someone, you put that person in fear for his/her life
The charge of aggravated robbery is used when:
- During the act of stealing from someone, you actual do them physical harm
- During the act of stealing from someone, you brandish a deadly weapon.
- The person you are stealing from is over the age of 65 or is a disabled person and you use the threat of force
Penalties for Robbery & Aggravated Robbery
Being felony offenses, both robbery and aggravated robbery carry heavy penalties. If you are convicted of either charge, the penalties include jail time and a fine. These charges are considered violent crimes and carry life-changing penalties and it is necessary to hire an experienced attorney who is familiar with Houston robbery charges.
Robbery, second degree felony, penalties:
- As little as 2 years and up to 20 years in prison
- Up to $10,000 fine
Aggravated robbery, first degree felony, penalties:
- Minimum 5 years and up to 99 years in prison
- A life in prison sentence
- Up to $10,000 fine
Contact Gary Miller Today
Gary Miller knows how to help you build a defense against robbery or aggravated robbery charges. Do not make any agreements or give any statements until you have consulted an experienced criminal lawyer. Mr. Miller can help you decide what will be the best plan of action for your defense. It is necessary to receive legal counsel in regards to a criminal charge as serious as robbery or aggravated robbery. Gary Miller is a skilled attorney who can show you how to get through this difficult period of life. Make the smart decision, and contact Gary Miller at 713-866-6233 to evaluate your case today.