Lawyer Successfully Defending Texas Robbery Charges
Cofer Law, P.C.300 Throckmorton StreetSuite 500Fort Worth, TX 76102
Tarrant County Robbery Lawyer in FT Worth, TX
Whether a person accused of robbery actually committed the offense or is completely innocent, robbery charges are complex cases to defend. Finding a skilled criminal defense trial lawyer with experience and success in defending robbery and aggravated robbery cases is extremely important. Robbery charges can arise from a variety of factual circumstances. A person may be charged with robbery based on allegations of threatening a person to gain property. Robbery accusations arise in a variety of contexts: convenience store holdups; home invasions; parking lot holdups; and many other places. Often there are witnesses to a robbery that can give emotionally compelling testimony against the person accused. Your criminal defense lawyer needs to have experience handling these delicate cross examinations. Video surveillance footage is available as evidence in many cases. Obviously, when the person on video looks like the person accused of robbery, a very focused and often creative defense strategy is required. You can call Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney Cody Cofer to set up an appointment for a case evaluation for your case or the case of a loved one. He is willing to visit the jail to visit your loved one and discuss the merits of the case.
Tarrant County Robbery Case Defense
Aside from the evidentiary complexities of robbery cases, the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office has policies that relate specifically to “home invasion” cases. These are cases where robberies or burglaries occur while people are in their homes and the perpetrator invades the home. These offenses may fall under this category whether the suspect uses a weapon (i.e. firearm, knife) or even situations where no weapon is used or exhibited. In some instances if the case is labeled as a “home invasion” case the prosecutor may not make a “plea offer.” Meaning your only option may be to go to trial on the robbery case. Before you get close to trial on your robbery case, be sure you are comfortable with your criminal lawyer’s ability to investigate and try your case to a jury. To discuss the possibility of trying a robbery case to a jury contact Tarrant County Criminal Defense Attorney Cody Cofer at his downtown Fort Worth law office. Cody Cofer has experience and success trying robbery cases to juries.
Consult a Skilled, Successful Robbery Attorney
If you or a loved one face robbery or burglary charges, Contact Cody Cofer, Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer, to evaluate the case.
Robbery – Texas Penal Code § 29.02
A person commits the offense of robbery if, in the course of committing theft as defined in Chapter 31 of the Texas Penal Code and with intent to obtain or maintain control of the property, he:
- 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.
Robbery under this section is a felony of the second degree. Which means that if a person is convicted of robbery in Tarrant County that person can be sentenced up to 20 years in a Texas prison and not less than 2 years in prison, and be assessed a $10,000 fine.
Aggravated Robbery – Texas Penal Code § 29.03
A person commits the offense of aggravated robbery if he commits robbery as defined above in Section 29.02, and he:
- causes serious bodily injury to another;
- uses or exhibits a deadly weapon; or
- causes bodily injury to another person or threatens or places another person in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, if the other person is:
- 65 years of age or older; or
- a disabled person.
Aggravated robbery under this section is a felony of the first degree. Which means if a person is convicted of aggravated robbery in Tarrant County that person can be sentenced up to 99 years or life and not less than 5 years in a Texas prison, and be assessed a $10,000 fine.
Tarrant County, Texas robbery charges include those cases arising from robbery allegations in:
- Azle (may be another county)
- Blue Mound
- Burleson (may be another county)
- Dalworthington Gardens
- Edgecliff Village
- Flower Mound (may be another county)
- Forest Hill
- Fort Worth (may be another county)
- Grapevine (may be another county)
- Grand Prairie (may be another county)
- Haltom City
- Haslet (may be another county)
- Lake Worth
- Mansfield (may be another county)
- Newark (may be another county)
- North Richland Hills
- Pelican Bay
- Rendon, Texas
- Richland Hills
- River Oaks
- Sansom Park
- Southlake (may be another county)
- Trophy Club (may be another county)
- Westlake (may be another county)
- Westover Hills
- Westworth Village
- White Settlement