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Robbery ArrestIf you have been arrested for robbery in Lubbock or surrounding counties, you are facing serious penalties that can affect the rest of your life. However, experienced and aggressive Lubbock robbery defense lawyer Cynthia Mendoza can work with you, using her skill and legal knowledge to help you obtain the best possible outcome.

Some methods she may use to build your defense can include:

  • A demonstrating lack of intent or knowledge
  • Proving a lack of bodily injury or fear of bodily injury
  • Challenging witnesses or camera evidence
  • Claiming involuntary intoxication
  • Proving entrapment or duress
  • Examining police procedures during the arrest

Remember that it is vital to speak openly and honestly with your attorney from the beginning so that she can build the best possible defense in anticipation of the prosecution’s strategies.

Call Cynthia Mendoza today at (806) 424-0900 to schedule your free case evaluation.

What is Robbery?

The Texas statutes define robbery as intentional or recklessly causing harm in the course of committing a theft. You may also be charged with theft, if, in the process of committing a theft, you threatened bodily harm or death. That is, a person does not need to put someone in actual danger, he or she just needs to put another person in fear of imminent injury. For example, if while committing burglary, a thief threatens the home’s residents with a screwdriver, but they believe it is a knife and fear for their lives, the burglary becomes a robbery.

Understanding Robbery Charges in Texas

Robbery charges in Texas can carry serious consequences, including hefty fines and potential jail time. It's important to understand the different types of robbery and the penalties associated with each. At Law Office of Cynthia Mendoza, our experienced Lubbock robbery defense lawyer is dedicated to providing top-notch criminal defense for individuals facing robbery charges.

Types of robbery include:

  • Simple robbery
  • Aggravated (armed) robbery

The penalties for robbery in Texas can vary depending on the circumstances of the crime, such as the use of a weapon or the severity of the victim's injuries. Our criminal defense team can help you understand the potential consequences and develop a strong defense strategy tailored to your case.

If you're facing robbery charges, don't hesitate to contact us today. We are committed to protecting your rights and providing the legal representation you need during this challenging time.

Aggravated (Armed) Robbery

The Texas statutes differentiate aggravated robbery as when a person committing robbery causes serious bodily harm or uses or exhibits a deadly weapon to another person. In addition, robbery can be raised to the charge of aggravated robbery if the victim is disabled or over 65 years old. To be clear, the victim does not have to be the person being robbed for it to count as an aggravated robbery—as long as the injury occurs during the act of the theft. For example, if the offender commits the act of theft in a grocery store, and on the way out brandishes a handgun at a 70-year-old customer, this may still constitute an act of aggravated robbery.

What are the Penalties for Robbery?

While an act of theft such as burglary is typically a misdemeanor or a state-jail felony, robbery calls for more serious charges because it not only is a crime against a person’s property but injures or threatens to harm an actual person. The Texas statutes indicate that robbery is to be charged as a second-degree felony. If you have been charged with a robbery, you could be facing 2 to 20 years in prison and an up to $10,000 fine.

Penalty for Aggravated Robbery in Texas

If you have been charged with aggravated robbery in Texas, a first-degree felony, the penalty ranges between 5 to 99 years of imprisonment and an up to $10,000 fine.

The charges for robbery and aggravated robbery come with life-changing consequences. If you or a loved one have been arrested and accused of robbery, it is vital that you contact experienced Lubbock Robbery Defense Attorney Cynthia Mendoza to advocate on your behalf.

Don’t risk putting your future in the hands of an overworked public defender. Call the Law Office of Cynthia Mendoza, a highly-rated and effective firm in Lubbock at (806) 424-0900. Se habla español.

Commonly Asked Questions

What should I do if I have been arrested for robbery in Lubbock, TX?

If you have been arrested for robbery in Lubbock, TX, it is vital to seek legal representation immediately. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer to understand your rights and options for building a strong defense.

What are the potential penalties for robbery in Texas?

Robbery in Texas is typically charged as a second-degree felony, carrying a potential sentence of 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, can lead to imprisonment ranging from 5 to 99 years and the same fine.

Can a robbery charge be challenged or defended?

Yes, a skilled criminal defense attorney can use various strategies to challenge a robbery charge, such as demonstrating lack of intent or knowledge, proving lack of bodily injury or fear of bodily injury, challenging witnesses or camera evidence, claiming involuntary intoxication, proving entrapment or duress, and examining police procedures during the arrest.

What is the difference between robbery and aggravated (armed) robbery?

Robbery involves causing harm in the course of committing a theft, while aggravated robbery is distinguished by causing serious bodily harm or using a deadly weapon. Aggravated robbery can also occur if the victim is disabled or over 65 years old, and the act of theft leads to injury.

What are the potential consequences of a robbery or aggravated robbery charge?

Being charged with robbery or aggravated robbery can lead to life-changing consequences, including imprisonment and hefty fines. It is crucial to seek legal counsel from an experienced defense attorney to advocate on your behalf and protect your rights.

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