Aggravated Robbery Defense Lawyers Serving the Dallas Area
There are significant differences between robbery and other larceny crimes, like burglary or theft.
Robbery is considered a violent crime, and while all of these charges are serious, the stakes in a robbery case are usually much higher
Robbery is generally defined as taking someone else’s property by force, threat of force, or actions that put the victim in reasonable fear of his or her safety. It is this fear, force, or threat that distinguishes robbery from other theft crimes.
Aggravated robbery is an even more serious form of robbery. If you are charged with aggravated robbery in Texas, it means that the state has accused of you meeting all the elements of an ordinary robbery charge and at least one of these additional “aggravating factors:”
- Using or displaying a deadly weapon
- Causing serious injury or bodily harm to another person
- Fear, threat, or injury inflicted on a victim of age 65 or older
- Fear, threat, or injury inflicted on a victim who is disabled
Whereas ordinary robbery is a second-degree felony (with potential penalties including 2-20 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000), aggravated robbery is escalated to a first-degree felony and carries up to 99 years in prison.
Indeed, aggravated robbery is one of the most serious charges in the entire Texas criminal code. The allegation alone can forever change the accused person’s life.
If you have been charged with aggravated robbery in Texas – or even if you are only under suspicion or investigation – you need to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
The Right Lawyer Can Make a Decisive Difference in Your Case
The Oberheiden, P.C. is an aggressive Texas criminal defense law firm, defending the criminally accused against both misdemeanors and serious felonies in state and/or federal court.
Our lawyers are compassionate and have real-world legal experience. We know how easily distorted the facts in these cases can become.
Often, the people charged with aggravated robbery in Texas are far from the rough-and-tumble criminals that prosecutors make them out to be. On the contrary, these cases may involve heated arguments or innocent misunderstandings that are distorted to support trumped-up, unfair charges.
The general public would be surprised to learn how aggressively police and prosecutors pursue aggravated robbery charges. In fact, law enforcement officers are often trained to actively look for ways that they can exaggerate a theft, threat, or robbery charge as aggravated battery instead.
Sadly, the suspects in these cases are often treated quite poorly, as well. There is a persistent attitude in the criminal justice system that “violent criminals” deserve rougher and tougher treatment than the rest, and defendants accused of aggravated robbery get lumped into that group. Violations of the suspect’s Constitutional rights are not uncommon.
As difficult as the government can make your case, though, you should know that you don’t have to face this terrifying battle on your own. We can help you.
Our Dallas robbery defense lawyers are talented, experienced, and aggressive. We know how to handle these charges while advancing your best interests at every turn.
We work with the best of the best in mounting your defense – former FBI special agents, former federal prosecutors, and more. You can count on us to explore each and every avenue toward your freedom.
And that is our goal: Your freedom. We fight, first and foremost, to get the charges in your case dropped.
Time matters, though. The sooner you contact us, the more effective we can be. Please contact the Dallas robbery defense lawyers at Oberheiden, P.C. right away.
Talk with Experienced Dallas Robbery Defense Lawyers Today
An aggravated robbery charge can follow you for the rest of your life. Too often, people who made a single mistake or simply got carried away in an escalating situation find themselves facing a lifetime of consequence and regret.
In other cases, the defendant’s actions might be more closely aligned with a far less serious criminal charge. At times, the defendants in these cases have done nothing wrong at all.
Whatever the case may be in your particular situation, you cannot count on the prosecution or a courtroom to protect you. Defendants who represent themselves often go to prison for much longer than they should have – even the truly innocent ones.
Don’t make the mistake of choosing an inexperienced or overburdened lawyer, either. This is an incredibly serious ordeal, and you need to take every available step to get yourself the best possible defense. It could be the most important thing you ever do.
Oberheiden, P.C. is proud to offer free consultations to people who are under suspicion or allegation of crimes in Texas (and, for federal cases, in any other state). Please contact our Dallas robbery defense lawyers today by calling 1-888-727-5154.