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Houston Robbery Lawyer – Shahin Zamir

Texas is well known around the world for taking a strong stance against serious crimes. The offense of robbery is no exception to this rule. Robbery is simply explained as the theft of another person’s property by the use of force or intimidation. For example, if your car is stolen from the parking lot while you are inside a business, it is an auto theft. However, if you are in your car and someone takes it from you with the use or threat of a weapon, it is considered a robbery.

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Robbery Charges in Houston

If you or loved one has been officially charged with robbery, or you believe that you are the subject of an ongoing robbery investigation, it is extremely important to find a seasoned Houston robbery lawyer who will aggressively protect your rights. A robbery conviction can result in severe punishments including fines, jail time, and probation. The professionals at the Law Office of Shahin Zamir are well experienced in the field of robbery defense and are prepared to help you mount an effective defense.

Punishments for Robbery in Texas

Each robbery incident has its own particular set of circumstances which can garner a wide range of potential punishments. Most often, Texas robberies fall in the category of a second degree felony which could land a prison sentence ranging from 2 to 20 years and fines reaching $10,000. A robbery will be prosecuted as a 2nd degree felony if, while in process of a theft, the accused:

  • Knowingly, intentionally, or carelessly causes physical injury to another person.
  • Knowingly or intentionally threatens the victim with physical harm or death.
  • Knowingly or intentionally places the victim in fear of being physically injured or killed.

In some circumstances, a robbery charge can be prosecuted as a 1st degree felony which may land a term of life in prison. The State of Texas may choose to apply this if, during a theft, the offender:

  • Caused severe physical injury to another person.
  • Used or brandished a deadly weapon.
  • Threatened or placed someone who is over age 65, or disabled, in fear of bodily harm or death.

Contact a Houston Robbery Attorney

If you stand accused of any kind of robbery charge, the security of your entire future depends on an effective defense applied by an experienced Houston robbery attorney. The staff at the Law Office of Shahin Zamir is ready to defend your freedom or negotiate the most favorable sentencing options available if needed. Contact our office as soon as possible in order to begin working with our team and create a customized defense designed to protect your rights and your freedom.

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