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Robbery & Armed Robbery Arrest - What to Do in Texas?

Posted by attorney Robert Keates

ROBBERY & ARMED ROBBERY ARREST, SAN MARCOS

An arrest and criminal charge for Robbery or Armed Robbery can have a devastating effect on your life as well as your loved ones. Not only can you face jailtime, probation, and fines, but the Assault arrest and charge can remain on your criminal record for a long time, hindering your ability to obtain a job or keep employment.

The Texas Criminal Penal Code section for Robbery or Armed Robbery is listed below. If you have been arrested in the San Marcos or Hays County area, call us today for aggressive representation and a free legal consultation.

Sec. 29.02. ROBBERY. (a) A person commits an offense if, in the course of committing theft as defined in Chapter 31 and with 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.

(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree.

Sec. 29.03. AGGRAVATED ROBBERY. (a) A person commits an offense if he commits robbery as defined in Section 29.02, 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 other person is:

(A) 65 years of age or older; or

(B) a disabled person.

(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the first degree.

(c) In this section, "disabled person" means an individual with a mental, physical, or developmental disability who is substantially unable to protect himself from harm.

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