Are You Looking for the Best Tarrant County, Texas, Aggravated Robbery Attorney?
If you’re looking for the best Tarrant County Aggravated Robbery attorney, then we want to represent you. The Saputo Toufexis partnership brings the significant experience of our award-winning attorneys, and we strive to maintain our history of success for our Dallas Aggravated Robbery defense clients. The Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense team only represents clients who want to hire the top attorneys in the field. We seek to represent discerning clients who value our expertise and commitment to achieving outstanding results.
In addition to our notable high-profile victories, our history of success also includes representation of numerous high-profile clients. Indeed, many of our biggest wins involved disposing of these cases quietly and out of the sight of the public. When you are facing a criminal prosecution, you have a lot to worry about. Accordingly, our Tarrant County Aggravated Robbery attorney representation does not stop at the Fort Worth courthouse door.
We’re not just criminal defense lawyers. We are warriors fighting unjust and corrupt government prosecutions with a history of success and a reputation for
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Our team of seasoned professionals has dedicated their careers to safeguarding the rights of our clients. Contact us now to start preparing your defense against Burglary of Coin-Operated or Coin Collection Machines charges in Tarrant County.
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- How do I get an Aggravated Robbery charge dropped in Tarrant County, Texas?
- How hard is it to beat an Aggravated Robbery charge in Texas?
- How much does it cost to fight a Tarrant County Aggravated Robbery case?
- What happens at a Tarrant County arraignment?
- How can you modify your Tarrant County bond conditions after an Aggravated Robbery arrest?
- What is the most common sentence for an Aggravated Robbery charge in Tarrant County?
Choosing The Right Tarrant County Aggravated Robbery Lawyer Can Make A Huge Difference In Your Case Result
Why would you hire a former prosecutor? Surprisingly, some people believe that former prosecutors provide some special advantage. However, many of these attorneys seem to quickly push clients to a plea deal. If you really want someone who will fight for you or your loved one, get an attorney who has dedicated their life to protecting the accused.
At Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense, we are defense lawyers, first and foremost. We stake our reputation on bringing the fight to the state. We have never worked for the government and never will. Learn more about our team, awards, and some of our victories.
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In order to get an Aggravated Robbery charge dropped in Texas, you must convince the state that they cannot prove at least one of the elements of the offense in Penal Code §29.03. Alternatively, you could show that the offense did not occur in Tarrant County. Our lawyers are experts in the Texas law regarding Aggravated Robbery, and we leverage our legal knowledge to mount successful defenses to government prosecutions.
Thoroughly understanding both statutory law and case law contributes to effectively defending you in court. Consequently, as part of our practice, we publish a statutory resource guide on the Aggravated Robbery law in Texas. We also maintain our expertise by keeping up with the latest case law affecting Aggravated Robbery cases in Tarrant County.
The State of Texas v. Stevenson
For example, in one case, the Second Appellate District Court of Appeals reviewed the records from the 371st District Court Tarrant County. Subsequently, the court filed an opinion in a case styled The State of Texas v. Stevenson in Cause No. 02-21-00142-CR.
The appellate court reported the background of the case as follows:
Stevenson testified in his own defense at trial. He testified that two months prior to the robbery, he had been diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While he had only been diagnosed shortly before the incident, he told the jury that he had suffered from PTSD for “over 10 years.” Stevenson explained that his PTSD “can cause blackouts, flashbacks, [and] dissociative states” and that it can cause him to “act and perform complex actions and commit crimes . . . in rare instances.” Stevenson averred that those crimes would not be voluntary acts because they would not be done consciously. Stevenson testified that he had a history of “blacking out” caused by his PTSD, estimating that he had “blacked out” approximately fifteen to twenty times. Stevenson stated that he would discover he had “blacked out” through “nightmares” and his interactions with others.
In his sole issue, Stevenson argued that the trial court failed to adequately instruct the jury on the law of voluntary acts and that the trial court’s error caused him egregious harm. The State countered that the trial court correctly instructed the jury on the voluntariness issue and that even if the trial court erred, Stevenson did not show egregious harm.
Every Tarrant County Aggravated Robbery attorney should be familiar with this case and other appellate opinions coming out of Tarrant County that review Aggravated Robbery cases. You can learn more about this case and read the court’s opinion here.
To beat an Aggravated Robbery charge in Tarrant County, Texas, you must first secure the services of a skilled and experienced attorney who can build a strong defense strategy tailored to the specific details of your case. It is crucial to thoroughly investigate the evidence, challenge any weaknesses or inconsistencies, and present a compelling case in court.
Even if you believe you cannot beat the case, as your Tarrant County Aggravated Robbery attorney, we will look for every avenue to help you. If you want to plead guilty, we must still fight to protect your rights. We want to ensure that the case does not ruin your life. Sometimes the defense strategy requires us to get the best possible result short of a not guilty verdict.
In order to form a winning Aggravated Robbery case defense strategy, we must thoroughly investigate the case. This includes gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and examining the prosecution’s evidence for weaknesses or inconsistencies. Accordingly, the preparation often starts even before the case begins. As soon as the police initiate an investigation or make an arrest, we can start our own investigation. If you want to win your case, then you should work to obtain exculpatory evidence. The state has police and investigators of their own working for them to gather evidence to support their case. As your Tarrant County Aggravated Robbery attorney, we can’t afford to let their evidence stand uncontroverted.
Our clients take advantage of our law firm’s comprehensive investigative resources. Our dedicated team comprising paralegals, investigators, and forensic experts, collaborates with our attorneys to lay the groundwork that fortifies our cases with their extensive investigative expertise.
Attorney’s fees will vary. However, you can expect to pay from $8,000 to $30,000 on average for Aggravated Robbery cases in Tarrant County. Some Tarrant County Aggravated Robbery lawyers may charge much more depending on the complexity of the Tarrant County case. But be wary of lawyers who charge surprisingly low fees.
When consulting with a lawyer, remember to ask whether any any hourly fees apply. Additionally, most lawyers charge extra fees for trial, travel and expenses.
Even if someone has falsely accused you of Aggravated Robbery, you should nevertheless still always take this charge very seriously. You may think that the state may “drop charges” against you because you are innocent. But absent effective advocacy by a lawyer, the state will often take the case to trial and let the jury decide.
If the state has charged you with Aggravated Robbery, or if you are under investigation for the offense, then you should book an appointment or call us as soon as possible to speak with one of our Tarrant County Aggravated Robbery attorneys.
Start by consulting with your Tarrant County Aggravated Robbery attorney. Work closely with your attorney to build a compelling case for the requested modifications.
Your attorney will file either a motion or a writ of habeas corpus requesting a modification of your bond conditions. The motion or writ outlines the specific changes you are seeking and the reasons for the requested modification.
The judge will ultimately decide whether to approve the requested modifications. They will consider factors such as the nature of the charges, your criminal history, the risk to public safety, and other relevant circumstances. Keep in mind that the judge will base the decision on a careful evaluation of the facts and circumstances of your case.
At your arraignment, a Tarrant County judge will hear your plea of not guilty. In Tarrant County, you may not have an attorney at your initial arraignment. However, the court will not hear a guilty plea prior to your being represented by counsel. In addition, the court may also set bail and bond conditions if you have not already received them.
If the police have arrested you for Aggravated Robbery, then Texas Code of Criminal Procedure §17.40 requires Tarrant County judges to “impose any reasonable condition of bond related to the safety of a victim of the alleged offense or to the safety of the community” to secure your attendance at trial. If the state alleges that you violated those bond conditions, then the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office can immediately return you to custody. Accordingly, judges have very broad power in determining bail conditions and bond amounts.
The Texas Penal code outlines the range of punishment for Aggravated Robbery convictions across the state. The Penal Code classifies the punishment for Aggravated Robbery as a first degree felony. However, the actual punishment you might receive will vary significantly based on a number of circumstances. For instance, your prior criminal history, the circumstances of the offense, and the norms of the Tarrant County community all play a role.
If you are convicted, then you will also have to decide if you want to have the judge or the jury assess punishment. Judges and juries may deliver vastly different sentences. Furthermore, all good Tarrant County Aggravated Robbery attorneys will also advise you on the collateral consequences of a Aggravated Robbery conviction. Collateral consequences are penalties derived from convictions that are not necessarily part of the penal code punishment.
With this in mind, you can learn about the penalties that apply to all Texas convictions for Aggravated Robbery here. Otherwise, to learn more about what kind of punishment is typical in Tarrant County Aggravated Robbery cases, call us to schedule a consultation or book online by pressing the red button.
If you want to hire us as your Tarrant County Aggravated Robbery lawyers, then you should probably get to know us!
Paul Saputo and Nicholas Toufexis are partners at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC and lead the entire trial team at the firm.
Mr. Saputo has practiced throughout Texas in more than fifty Texas state and federal courts and developed groundbreaking innovations in defense strategies and tactics.
As a member of the prestigious Texas Bar College, he presently trains other lawyers in best practices and himself attends many hours of continuous legal education with some of the best lawyers, judges, and law professors in the country.
Mr. Saputo graduated from the elite Duke University School of Law, a nationally recognized top-ten law school. More about Paul Saputo…
Mr. Toufexis is a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of the law school as Southern Methodist University. He has dedicated his entire legal career to criminal defense, and has been with the firm since law school. Recently named a partner, Nick has achieved exceptional results in and out of court for years. More about Nick…
Numerous organizations have awarded Mr. Saputo recognition for his outstanding criminal defense work, for example:
- Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating
- “10.0 – Top Attorney” rating on AVVO
- Recognized by Super Lawyers®
- Consistently recognized by D Magazine in “Best Lawyers” for Criminal Defense
- Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024 under the Criminal Defense: White Collar practice area.
Paul Saputo was voted one of the Three Best Rated Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas
Nicholas Toufexis has likewise received many distinctions as well.
- Recognized by Super Lawyers®
- Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for 2024 under the Criminal Defense: DWI/DUI practice area.
The defense attorneys at Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC have obtained hundreds of victories in complex criminal litigation across Texas. Our victories include Not Guilty verdicts by jury acquittals, directed verdicts of Not Guilty, as well as both conditional and unconditional dismissals.
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