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Armed Robbery
Armed Robbery

The Difference Between Robbery and Aggravated Robbery in Texas

When a person is attempting to steal something or does steal something and they intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly either cause injury to another person or place the person in fear of injury or death, it can be considered robbery instead of theft. In some cases, this can be considered aggravated and result in higher penalties if the person is convicted.

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Aggravated Robbery Texas
Armed Robbery

How to Handle Charges for Aggravated or Armed Robbery

When a person is attempting to steal something and they cause injury to the victim or the victim is in fear of being injured, the person committing the crime can be charged with robbery instead of theft. If the person uses a firearm, causes serious injuries to the victim, or the victim is over 65 years old or disabled, the

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Armed Robbery
Armed Robbery

Four Elements of Determining Aggravated or Armed Robbery

Robbery is a type of theft, but it also includes violence. There are typically two different times when a theft would be considered a robbery instead. These are: When the person causes injury to the victim, intentionally or recklessly When the person causes the victim to be in fear of injury or death, intentionally or knowingly If either of these

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Felony Assault

Understanding Felony Assault Charges in Texas and Possible Strategies for Defense

Criminal defense lawyers in Houston often provide legal representation for clients charged with felony assault. If it is not possible to get the charge dropped or the case dismissed by a judge, one strategy the attorneys are likely to use involves getting the charge reduced to a misdemeanor. The individual will have to plead guilty to the lesser charge and

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Possession Of A Firearm
Possession Of A Firearm

Possession Of A Firearm In Texas Part Two

In Texas, if a person is arrested and charged with possession of a firearm, there is a range of charges they might face. The charges depend on who had the weapon, where they were located when they were arrested, and other details surrounding the situation. It’s important for a person to understand what these charges mean and how it can

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Possession Of A Firearm
Possession Of A Firearm

Possession Of A Firearm In Texas Part One

Texas is known for their lax gun laws and the idea is that almost everyone living in Texas owns at least one. While these might not be exactly true, it is important for a person in Texas to understand who is allowed to carry a gun, what type they can own, what they need to carry a gun, and where

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Houston Attorneys

Top Three Benefits of Hiring a Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer

Persons falsely charged or accused of a crime, should hire a qualified criminal lawyer. An experienced criminal attorney is knowledgeable about all the legal ramifications that surround a criminal case. The attorney will evaluate the entire defendant’s options, investigate the case and prepare for trial. As a legal representative, the attorney will provide necessary legal counsel and support to navigate

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Marijuana DWI
DWI/DUI

The Importance of a Defense Lawyer After Being Charged With a Marijuana DUI in Texas

Texas considers driving under the influence of marijuana to be a crime. Since the state has not decriminalized marijuana possession, the person charged with this type of DWI now faces an additional charge: that of possessing an illegal substance. Having a Houston criminal defense lawyer for legal representation is essential to prevent the worst consequences from occurring due to these

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