Fighting Texas Robbery Charges
If you are facing robbery charges, it is a serious matter that can lead to serious consequences. Bringing your strongest defense against such charges is key, and an experienced Coryell County criminal attorney can help you with that.
Robbery refers to the crime of theft when one of the following also applies:
The accused intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused someone else to be injured.
The accused intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused someone else to fear that he or she would be injured or killed (imminently).
Robbery is a second-degree felony in the State of Texas, but the charge becomes aggravated if any of the following apply:
Another person is seriously injured in the course of the robbery.
The robbery involves the use or the exhibition of a deadly weapon.
The person who is injured or fears being injured is 65 or older or is disabled (and substantially unable to protect himself or herself from harm).
An aggravated robbery charge in Texas is a first-degree felony.
Forging Your Strongest Defense
Every robbery charge is unique to the situation at hand, but most defense strategies can be grouped into one or more of several categories.
There Is Too Little Evidence Against You
The prosecution is tasked with proving that you are guilty, and this proof must rise to the level of beyond a reasonable doubt, which – in essence – means that it would be unreasonable to find you innocent. This takes a considerable amount of evidence to achieve, and many solid defenses are based on a lack of evidence. If the available evidence is obviously too weak, the charges you face may be dropped.
You Have a Solid Alibi
If you can verify that you were elsewhere when the crime occurred, it is called an alibi, and it can go a long way toward defending you from conviction. If your alibi can be confirmed at the outset, your case will very likely be dismissed.
You Are the True Owner of the Items in Question
If you can produce evidence that demonstrates ownership of the item or items that make up the theft portion of the charge, robbery charges will not apply.
You Were Entrapped
If you were forced to commit the robbery in question – and would not have done it had you not been forced – the defense of entrapment may apply. This can be a difficult defense to carry off, but if you can show that the alleged victim set you up, for example, an entrapment defense may be the way to go.
You Need an Experienced Coryell County Criminal Attorney on Your Side
If a robbery charge has been levied against you, Brett Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Coryell County, Texas, is a resourceful criminal attorney with an impressive track record of helping clients like you obtain favorable case resolutions. When it comes to defending yourself, time is of the essence, so please do not wait to contact or call us at 254-501-4040 for more information about how we can help you today.