ROBBERY

TEXAS PENAL CODE
TITLE 7. OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON
CHAPTER 29. ROBBERY

The following is a brief explanation of Chapter 29 of the Texas Penal Code regarding Robbery. This is not to be construed as legal advice for any particular case. See also the full text of the Chapter 29 – Robbery.

What is ROBBERY?

Chapter 29 of the Texas Penal Code governs the crime of ROBBERY in Texas.

Under Section 29.02, ROBBERY is defined in two separate ways, as follows:

  • ROBBERY is committed by stealing from another person or organization and hurting someone in the process. An offender commits this offense when he takes the property of another person, without that person’s permission, with the intent to keep the property and hurts someone intentionally or accidently due to extreme carelessness. This offense applies if the offender causes the injury while preparing to steal, while actually stealing, or while getting away from the scene of the crime.
  • ROBBERY is committed by stealing from another person or organization and threatening to hurt someone or causing another person to be afraid of being hurt in the process. An offender commits this offense when he takes the property of another person, without that person’s permission, with the intent to keep the property and intentionally issues fear-causing threats in the process. This offense applies if the offender issues the threats while preparing to steal, while actually stealing, or while getting away from the scene of the crime.

ROBBERY is a second-degree-felony, which carries a punishment range of 2-20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

What is AGGRAVATED ROBBERY?

Chapter 29 of the Texas Penal Code governs the crime of AGGRAVATED ROBBERY in Texas.

Under Section 29.03, AGGRAVATED ROBBERY is defined in three separate ways, as follows:

  • AGGRAVATED ROBBERY is committed by stealing from another person or organization and seriously injuring someone in the process. An offender commits this offense when he takes the property of another person, without that person’s permission, with the intent to keep the property and seriously injures someone intentionally or accidently due to extreme carelessness. This offense applies if the offender causes the serious harm while preparing to steal, while actually stealing, or while getting away from the scene of the crime.
  • AGGRAVATED ROBBERY is committed by stealing from another person or organization and using or showing a deadly weapon in the process. An offender commits this offense when he takes the property of another person, without that person’s permission, with the intent to keep the property and uses or shows a deadly weapon such as a gun in the process. This offense applies if the offender uses or shows the weapon while preparing to steal, while actually stealing, or while getting away from the scene of the crime.
  • AGGRAVATED ROBBERY is committed by stealing from another person or organization and hurting an elderly (age 65 or over) or disabled person in the process. An offender commits this offense when he takes the property of another person, without that person’s permission, with the intent to keep the property and hurts and elderly or disabled person. This offense applies if the offender causes the harm while preparing to steal, while actually stealing, or while getting away from the scene of the crime.

AGGRAVATED ROBBERY is a first-degree-felony, which carries a punishment range of 5-99 years and up to a $10,000 fine.

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