In Texas, aggravated robbery is a more serious form of robbery that involves certain aggravating factors. In order to be convicted of aggravated robbery, the prosecution must be able to prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
1. The defendant intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caused bodily injury to another person; or
2. The defendant used or exhibited a deadly weapon during the commission of the robbery; or
3. The defendant was in the course of committing a robbery and caused serious bodily injury to another person; or
4. The defendant was in the course of committing a robbery and caused death to another person.
It is important to note that under Texas law, Robbery itself is defined as the taking of property from another person through the use of force, threats of force, or the display of a weapon. And Aggravated robbery is the act of robbing someone with the added element of one of the above mentioned factors, which elevate the crime to a more severe level.
It’s worth noting that in Texas, Aggravated robbery is a first-degree felony, which is punishable by 5 to 99 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000. And if the victim is killed, it can carry a sentence of life imprisonment or the death penalty.
If you have been arrested or charged with Aggravated Robbery, call the criminal defense lawyers at Nag Law Firm, P.C. at (817) 900-2823.