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Category: Robbery

May 4
2018

How to Fight a Texas Robbery Charge      

Robbery

Were you recently charged with robbery in Texas? Do you want to learn how to defend yourself against the charges? In this post, we’re going to detail the Texas laws on robbery and explain common defenses that you may be able to use to fight your charges.

Definition of Robbery in Texas

According to the Texas statutes, robbery is when, while committing a theft, someone:

“(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.”

Robbery is defined as “aggravated” if:

  • The act of robbery causes another person serious bodily injury
  • The act of robbery involves the use or exhibition of a
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Aug 1
2017

Using Deadly Force In Defense Of Another Is Not A Crime in Texas

Criminal Defense | Robbery

Recently in Irving, Texas, a man allegedly entered a check cashing establishment in an attempted robbery. Instead of simply robbing the place, the man allegedly took a female employee hostage and held her at gunpoint. Dramatic video shows the police in a standoff with the suspect who appears to be holding a woman with his arm wrapped around her neck. The video, captured by a man who used his cell phone to film the incident, shows the suspect turn to his left. When he turns, he keeps the hostage in front of him. Turning was the fatal mistake. An officer discharged his duty weapon in the use of deadly force immediately when the hostage was not in the line of [...]

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