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Aggravated Robbery

The Aggravated Robbery crime in the state of Texas gives police the right to arrest you if during a robbery you cause bodily injuries to a person or exhibit use of a deadly weapon. We discuss what “robbery” means on our Robbery page. Learn more detailed information about the Aggravated Robbery offense below.

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Aggravated Robbery is classified in the Texas Penal Code under Title 7 “Offenses Against Property”, Chapter 29 “Robbery.”

What is the law in Texas about Aggravated Robbery?

The offense is described in Section 29.03 of the Texas Penal Code.

(a) A person commits an offense if he commits robbery as defined in Section 29.02, and he:

(1) causes serious bodily injury to another;

(2) uses or exhibits a deadly weapon; or

(3) 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:
(A) 65 years of age or older; or
(B) a disabled person.

How can I be charged with Aggravated Robbery?

You can be charged with Aggravated Robbery if the state’s attorneys believe that each of the elements of 29.03(a) as described in the section above have been met.

What is the punishment for Aggravated Robbery?

A conviction for Aggravated Robbery is punished as a felony of the first degree,1 with a maximum possible fine under Texas state law of up to $10,000 and prison time of 5 to 99 years. Learn about the differences between grades of felonies and misdemeanors


Legal References:
1 Texas Penal Code Section 29.03(b)

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