Lewisville Armed Robbery Lawyers
Despite being similar charges, robbery and armed robbery are viewed as distinctly different crimes in Texas. If someone is charged with armed robbery this means that he or she is facing charges of robbery in which intimidation, violence, or a threat of violence with a weapon was used. This might also be referred to as “aggravated” robbery, because an original crime of robbery has been aggravated, or worsened, by the use or threatened use of a weapon.
Facing armed robbery charges can be daunting, as a convicted person might also face terrible legal consequences that affect the rest of his or her life. However, every person has the right to defend themselves in a court of law and may be able to have their charges reduced or dismissed.
Armed Robbery Conviction Parameters
In addition to the threat or actual occurrence of violence, an actual robbery must have taken place. In order to prove that a robbery did actually take place, the following must be proven:
- Property was actually taken
- That the person who “took” the property intended to not return it
- That the property was physically carried away
- In the case of armed robbery, that a dangerous weapon was yielded
These conditions must be present for a person to be convicted of armed robbery, and even then, the burden of proof lies on the prosecuting attorneys.
If you do face charges of armed robbery, the legal consequences can be devastating if you are convicted of these charges. However, our attorneys at Alexander & Associates are committed to helping our clients fight against accusations of armed robbery, as we understand how drastic your life can be affected if convicted. Call (972) 420-6560 today to learn more about how we can create a strong defense for you.