The offenses of robbery and burglary are considered property offenses in Texas. This being said, most people feel like the offense was against them, and therefore, an offense against the person.
A person commits the offense of robbery if, in the course of committing theft, they intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly cause bodily injury to another; or they intentionally or knowingly threaten, or place another person in fear of, imminent bodily injury or death.
Robbery is a second degree felony which carries a punishment of up to 20 years in prison.
A person commits the offense of aggravated robbery if, in the course of committing theft, they intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause serious bodily injury; or use or exhibit a deadly weapon; or the robbery is committed against a person 65 years old or older, or the person is disabled.
Aggravated robbery is a first degree felony which carries a punishment of up to 99 years, or life in prison.
A person commits an offense of burglary if, without the effective consent of the owner, the person enters a habitation or a building, not then open to the public, with intent to commit a felony, theft, or an assault.
Burglary is punishable by 6 months in the state jail up to 99 years or life in prison.
Due to the serious nature and consequences of all robbery and burglary cases, and the stigma attached to a conviction, the best course of action is to contact us, and set up an appointment so we can go over the nuances of your case.
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