What is Robbery?
Robbery in Texas occurs when committing theft with intent to maintain control of the stolen property while intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another.
Robbery can also be intentionally or knowingly threatening or placing another in fear of imminent bodily injury.
Robbery is defined under Texas Penal Code 29.02.
What is the Punishment for Robbery in Texas?
Robbery in Texas is a 2nd degree felony. That either up to 10 years probation or 2 to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
What Does Aggravated Robbery Mean?
Aggravated Robbery is the act of committing Robbery and:
- Causes serious bodily injury to another
- Uses or exhibits a deadly weapon (Gun or Knife etc) or
- Causes serious bodily injury to another person or threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, if the other person is:
- 65 years of age or older or
- Disabled person
- Disabled person means with a mental, physical, or developmental disability who is substantially unable to protect him or herself from harm.
What is the Punishment for Aggravated Robbery?
Aggravated Robbery is a 1st degree felony punishable by up to 10 years on probation or 5 to 99 years in prison and up to a 10,000 fine.
Is it Still Robbery Pointing a Fake Gun?
If the gun is a toy, the crime is Robbery and not Aggravated Robbery. The robber needs a real gun to commit Aggravated Robbery.
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