How is robbery different from theft?

There is an essential difference between robbery and theft. Essentially, a robbery is an escalated version of a theft. In order for a crime to be considered a robbery, the threat of physical harm or violence, or harm or violence itself, must be present. In theft, this threat or violence does not have to be present.

The consequences for committing robbery or theft in the state of Texas vary, depending on the exact circumstances involved and if a person is convicted of this crime. To learn more about your options if you are facing charges of robbery, call (972) 420-6560. The legal team at Alexander & Associates can answer any questions you have and work to create a strong defense for you.