Robbery Charge Defense
Houston Robbery Lawyers :: The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp
Under Texas law, robbery is defined as the taking of another person’s property by force or threat of force. This crime can occur anywhere at any time and is not confined to only seedy areas during nighttime hours. Since it is a commonly committed crime in the Houston area, hundreds of robbery arrests are made each year. Robbery is considered a second-degree felony if bodily force is used but is a first-degree felony if a deadly weapon is used. Some of the deadly weapons that can be used to commit a robbery include:
- Baseball bats
- Tools such as tire irons
- Stun guns or mace
Defending Robbery Crimes in Houston
Proving each and every element of robbery is required in order to prosecute this theft crime. This means that prosecutors must show that the crime occurred and that physical force was used to deprive someone of personal property. The penalties for robbery are severe and may include:
- Two to twenty years in prison for robbery in the first degree
- A sentence of life without parole for second-degree robbery
- Fines of up to $10,000
- Denial of personal protection permit
Houston Burglary Defense
Those who have been charged with the crime of robbery need to visit the Houston criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Matthew D. Shar. These expert lawyers are committed to giving each client the personalized attention that is so important for a criminal defendant. The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp is committed to tirelessly defending each individual so the most positive outcome can be achieved under the circumstances.
Contact The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp today
The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp first practiced under local judges and high profile attorneys which have given them the experience to shape the law firm as it is today. Small enough to know each client personally, the lawyers here are experienced and dynamic enough to offer the quality of defense often found in a much larger law firm. If you or a family member has recently been charged with robbery, call The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp at 713-868-6100 today. The sooner they can get started on your defense the better the odds are of having robbery charges dropped or reduced.