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There are many different types of theft crimes in Texas, one of which is the crime of robbery. Robbery is not only a theft crime, it is a violent crime as it utilizes violence in the commission of the act. According to Texas PC §29, the crime of robbery involves taking items from the immediate presence of another and one of the following:
- Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury
- Intentionally or knowingly threatening or placing the victim in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.
Under the same section, this offense is classified as a second-degree felony. This offense can be escalated to aggravated robbery if serious bodily injury is suffered, you used a deadly weapon in the commission of this crime or if the victim was disabled or more than 65 years of age. If you are facing criminal charges for the crime of robbery, then it is vital to understand the severity of the penalties that you could face for conviction. Second-degree felony penalties will include up to 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. Aggravated robbery is a first-degree felony that carries penalties of up to 99 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
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