We don’t need to define Robbery & Theft for you. You already know what it is. The fundamental difference is Robbery is about people, Theft is about property.

Robbery gets kicked up to Aggravated Robbery if the accused used or displayed a deadly weapon, if the victim was threatened, was 65+ years old or was a disabled person.

Defenses to Robbery & Theft charges include:

  • Lack of intent
  • Lack of knowledge
  • Lack of bodily injury
  • The victim did not fear bodily injury or death
  • Mistake of fact (Example: the property in question was in fact not stolen)
  • Age (Being a minor is not a complete defense, but may lessen the penalty)
  • Duress

Robbery is a second degree felony in Texas with a penalty of 2-20 years in state prison and/or a fine of no more than $10,000. Aggravated Robbery is a first degree felony, with 5 to 99 years in state prison and/or a fine of no more than $10,000.

Texas theft / larceny charges range from a “Class C” misdemeanor for the most minor of thefts, all the way up to a first degree felony for the most serious.

These guidelines categorize varying degrees of theft based on the amount or value of property taken:

  • “Class C” misdemeanor: $50 or less
  • “Class B” misdemeanor: $50 or more, but less than $500
  • “Class A” misdemeanor: $500 or more, but less than $1,500
  • State jail felony: $1,500 or more, but less than $20,000
  • Third degree felony: $20,000 or more, but less than $100,000
  • Second degree felony: $100,000 or more, but less than $200,000
  • First degree felony: $200,000 or more

Penalties can vary on the amount or value of property stolen, but can also get bumped up if the accused is a public servant or has a contract with the government.

With a confidential consultation, J&K can evaluate your Robbery/Theft case and find the strongest possible defense for you.

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