Charged With Robbery in Brazoria County, TX?
A robbery charge is a serious felony offense that ranks right up there with the most violent crimes in the minds of prosecutors, judges, and jurors alike. Brazoria County criminal attorneys Tad Nelson & Amber Spurlock are on your side if you’re facing criminal charges for robbery and are looking for seasoned legal counsel for your case.
From the minute you’re taken into police custody, you’ll immediately get the feeling that things will get worse, and that no one is on your side. However, you’ve only been “accused” of an “alleged” robbery, and will have your day in court to either contest, or own up to the accusations.
Board Certified® criminal law attorney Tad Nelson, and the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates as a whole, subscribes to the attitude that if you say you’re innocent, we’ll handle the case in that manner, and if you say you are guilty, we’ll determine the best plea for the situation and work towards a positive resolution based on that determination.
Understanding Robbery & Texas Law
Robbery is a theft crime which is viewed from a serious perspective due to the added component of violence, or a threat of violence. Therefore, robbery is handled in a far more severe fashion than the run-of-the-mill theft or shoplifting charge.
Robbery is a felony offense. If you’re arrested for robbery, you’ll be treated as a dangerous felon throughout your experience with the criminal justice system, and throughout your life as this charge will stay on your criminal background if you’re convicted in the court of law of the offense.
Defining Robbery, Penalties
A person can be charged with robbery if bodily injury, or a threat of bodily injury or death, was used as leverage during the commission of a theft.
This is a 2nd Degree Felony that is punishable by a 10,000.00 fine in addition to a prison term than can range from 2 – 10 years.
A person will face the more serious criminal charge of aggravated robbery if serious bodily injury occurred, usage or exhibition of a dangerous weapon took place, or a person who was unable to provide a reasonable resistance (such as a child, disabled, or elderly person) was victimized.
This is a 1st Degree Felony that’s punishable by a prison sentence of 5-99 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice operated facility, and a fine of up to 10,000.00.
Seek Qualified Defense Counsel
If you’ve been charged with any form of robbery in Brazoria, you’ll need a good lawyer that has your best interests secured by experience formed on a strong foundation. Attorney Tad Nelson was, for 5 years, a leading prosecutor for the State of Texas, and Amber Spurlock has just as many, if not more, years under her belt as a federal prosecutor.
That, with over 30 years of combined criminal defense litigation experience, forms a solid core of a legal team if you’re looking for hope after being accused of robbery.
If you’re innocent, we’ll do our part to set you free. If you’re guilty, and intend to plead as such, we’ll work the court and the jury to help you avoid the maximum sentence. However, if we think we can win your case, we’ll urge you not to plead guilty.
Call us if you need help. Our phone numbers are 281-280-0100 & 409-765-5614. We encourage you to get in touch with our office as soon as possible for the best chance at the best possible outcome for your case.