Robbery

Being convicted of robbery in Houston can have severe consequences.  Whatever your charges, an experienced robbery attorney from The Carter Firm has the expertise you need to enjoy the benefits of strong legal representation.  

In Houston, a person commits the offense of robbery if, in the course of committing theft as defined in Chapter 31 of the Texas Penal Code and with the intent to obtain or maintain control of the property, he: (1) intentionally , knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or (2) intentionally  or knowingly threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death. Even a person shoplifting from a store can be charged with robbery if  a person uses force or places the victim in fear of imminent bodily injury or death. 

​​Additionally, aggravated robbery is committed when a person commits robbery as defined above, and he: (1)  causes serious bodily injury to another; (2) uses or exhibits a deadly weapon; or (3) causes bodily injury to another person or threatens or places another person in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, if the person is 65 years of age or older; or a disabled person.

Robbery is a second degree felony as outlined by the Texas Penal Code unless, the person has been charged with aggravated robbery in which it is a first degree felony as outlined by the Texas Penal Code.   Consequently, someone charged with a robbery in Houston can face serious jail time even for a seemingly minimal amount of damage. A person charged with robbery needs an experienced attorney to protect his freedom and rights.

A person charged with robbery in Houston may face one of the following penalties:

  • Prison Time
  • Significant Fines
  • Probation or Parole
  • Restitution 
  • Community Service
  • Court Ordered Counseling


​It is important that anyone charged with robbery to employ the services of an experienced robbery attorney. In Houston, The Carter Firm can properly assess the potential penalties that come with these charges. If you have been charged with a robbery in Houston, contact our legal team immediately. Our robbery attorneys in Houston will aggressively defend your rights, helping you to avoid a wrongful conviction and the harsh penalties that can result.

Our robbery attorneys in Houston will review your case and determine how we can help you. Contact experienced robbery attorneys in Houston from our firm to schedule your free consultation today by calling 713-454-9890.