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Robbery Cases

Updated: Apr 30, 2024 @ 11:21 am

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Robbery is a theft offense but with the additional factor of force. In Galveston County, convictions of robbery offenses are pursued relentlessly. The offense is categorized into two distinct crimes: simple robbery and aggravated robbery.

If you’re facing criminal charges for robbery or need help for a loved one, our law firm is here to help. At Tad Nelson & Associates, we have extensive experience defending people charged with robbery in Galveston County.

If you need to talk with a defense attorney, schedule your free consultation today by calling us at 409-765-5614. In the meantime, let’s get into the basics of robbery.

Galveston Robbery Cases & Texas Law


Texas Penal Code Section 29.02 defines robbery as theft where the perpetrator intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another or intentionally or knowingly threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.

A robbery case isn’t about taking someone’s property—it’s about the manner in which it’s taken.

Aggravated Robbery

Aggravated robbery is covered in Section 29.03 of the Texas Penal Code. Obviously, aggravating factors can seriously escalate the severity of the classification of the offense and associated penalties.

This enhancement occurs if during the robbery:

  • The perpetrator uses or exhibits a deadly weapon;
  • Causes serious bodily injury to another;
  • Or commits the robbery against a person who is disabled or 65 years of age or older.

Penalties Associated with Robbery Convictions

Robberies are classified as a second-degree felony offense under Texas law. A conviction for the offense can result in imprisonment of 2 to 20 years and fines up to $10,000.

Per Texas law, aggravated robbery is classified as a first-degree felony. If convicted, it carries a potential sentence of 5 to 99 years or life in prison, and similarly, up to $10,000 in fines.

Robbery offenses are a big deal. However, there are strategies we’ve used successfully to help our clients. If you have questions, call Tad today at 409-765-5614 or send us a message.

Defending the Accused

Potential Defenses

Defenses in robbery cases hinge on undermining the prosecution’s claims about the defendant’s intent, the threat of force, or the occurrence of injury.

A few defenses include:

  • Mistaken Identity: Arguing that you wasn’t the person who committed the crime.
  • Lack of Intent: Demonstrating that you had no intention to steal or cause fear or harm.
  • Duress: Claiming you were compelled to commit the act under threat of imminent harm to yourself or someone else.

If we’re building a defense strategy for a fight with Galveston County prosecutors, we’ll need to dissect each element of their case. The more we know, the better we can challenge evidence and present a narrative that aligns with your version of events.

The Constitution of the United States Matters!

Sometimes, we can use the Constitution of the United States as a tool in your defense.

The Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, for example, can invalidate evidence in some robbery cases.

Likewise, the Fifth and Sixth Amendments, guaranteeing due process, the right against self-incrimination, and the right to a fair trial, are fundamental in opening the door for our defense strategy to work.

Need A Stellar Legal Team?

Contact Our Galveston Robbery Case Lawyers Today!

Tad Nelson, Board Certified Galveston Criminal Defense Lawyer

At Tad Nelson & Associates, we understand Texas criminal law and the benefits provided to you by the Constitution of the United States. With Attorneys Tad Nelson and Amber Spurlock on your side, you can look forward to an approach that combines rigorous legal analysis with strategic, client-centered advocacy.

Whether you’re dealing with charges of robbery or aggravated robbery, our goal remains constant: to ensure that you get a defense that’s likely to get your case dismissed. If we have to go to trial, we’re comfortable selecting jurors who might see things your way.

In robbery cases, the stakes are high.

We know how to explore every legal avenue and what to look for.

Remember, if you or someone you know is facing robbery charges, contact our office immediately. We offer 100% Free Case Evaluations and stellar legal representation.

Tad Nelson is Board Certified® in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization ™.

Have questions? Call us at 409-765-5614.

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