Consequences of a Conviction
If you have been charged with Robbery in Texas, you are charged with a serious offense for which you could be sent to prison for up to 20 years. You need a lawyer who is well-versed in the most effective defenses against robbery charges and one who has been successful in having this type of charge reduced to a less serious offense. In many cases, I have been able to reduce felony robbery charges down to the misdemeanor charge of theft.
At the Law Office of John L. Venza Jr., I provide clients with aggressive criminal defense representation for all types of
theft and property offenses, including robbery. As a former prosecutor for the state of Texas, I pride myself on offering a unique perspective on how the other side will approach robbery and other theft charges against you. Violent crimes are taken seriously in Texas. If you are charged with a violent crime such as robbery, you will need an experienced negotiator with investigative resources and hard-earned trial experience to help you avoid going to prison.
Understanding Robbery Charges
In Texas, the misdemeanor charge of theft can be elevated to the serious felony of robbery in two different ways. The first and most common is when, during the course of a theft, you cause some degree of pain to another person, such as by punching or shoving that person. The second is when, during the course of a theft, you intentionally or knowingly act in such a way that another person is put in fear that he or she will be hurt or killed.
The second degree felony of robbery can, in certain cases, be upgraded to the extremely serious charge of aggravated robbery, which is a first degree felony. Aggravated robbery charges involve an accusation of a robbery during the course of which a deadly weapon is used or exhibited. Aggravated robbery can also result from a robbery in which serious bodily injury was caused to someone else.
As a former assistant district attorney, I tried serious felony cases including robbery for five years. I learned how to diminish eyewitness testimony, point the finger at accomplices, and reduce the effects of confessions coerced by the police. Now I use the experience I gained as a prosecutor to defend people charged with violent crimes. If you find that you need a lawyer for a theft case in Fort Bend County, Texas, please do not wait to contact me now for a confidential consultation to learn more about how I can help you.