Dallas Aggravated Robbery Defense Lawyer
Like all violent crime allegations, police, prosecutors, and courts take aggravated robbery very seriously. Prosecutors often push for lengthy prison sentences (up to life imprisonment) and hefty financial penalties. Moreover, these cases can cause serious damage to your reputation, career prospects, family, and future. With so much on the line, you can’t entrust your and your family’s future to just any robbery lawyer in Dallas,. You need someone with the experience, dedication, and courtroom skills necessary to mount the best possible defense. You need someone who’s going to treat you like a person by listening to you and making sure you know what to expect. If you’re looking for that kind of lawyer, you’ve found Mike Howard, award-winning Dallas aggravated robbery lawyer.
Dallas Aggravated Robbery Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been accused of aggravatd robbery in Dallas, contact the Law Office of Mike Howard. Most importantly, Dallas aggravated robbery lawyer Mike Howard has the experience, trial skills, and dedication that you need when you are fighting for your life. We will do everything we can to fight for you. Moreover, Mr. Howard will give you an honest assessment of your case and explain the law and your legal options.
A Different Kind of Lawyer
We approach our clients differently than a lot of lawyers. Above all, our philosophy is that being a great lawyer is more than getting you a great result. First, our office is centered around you. This means we start by truly listening to you to understand your case and your goals. Further, our team works to provide you a client experience that is as easy and stress-free as possible. Answering your questions and keeping you informed is very important to us. Most importantly, we treat you as a person, not a number. Finally, our goal is to achieve the best possible result for you. If you’re looking for a different kind of lawyer you’ve come to the right place.
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Aggravated Robbery Charges in Dallas
A person commits robbery (Texas Penal Code § 29.02) if, during the commission of committing theft (or in the immediate flight therefrom), and with the intent to obtain or maintain control of property, they:
- intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly cause bodily injury to another. OR
- intentionally or knowingly threaten or place another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.
A person commits aggravated robbery (Texas Penal Code § 29.03) if they commit robbery and they:
- cause serious bodily injury to another. OR
- use or exhibit a deadly weapon. OR
- cause bodily injury to another person or threatens or places another person with imminent bodily injury or death, if the other person is:
- 65 years of age or older, or
People commonly mistake robbery for aggravated robbery. Robbery under Texas law is most commonly a theft (like shoplifting) with some minor assault or threat of assault. What most people think of as robbery (armed robbery or theft involving a firearm or weapon of some sort) is actually aggravated robbery under Texas law. For more information about robbery, see our robbery page. See our violent crimes page for more information about other related violent crimes.
Resources and Information
See our criminal defense resource center for more information on fundamental rights in a criminal case, definitions of culpable mental states (intentionally, knowingly, etc), defenses to prosecution, and more.
Aggravated Robbery Penalties
Aggravated robbery is a first-degree felony. As a result, you could face 5 – 99 years or life and up to a $10,000 fine. Aggravated robbery is also considered a “3G” case which means that a person must serve at least half of any prison sentence before they are eligible for parole.
Robbery is a second-degree felony. As a result, you could face 2 – 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Defending Aggravated Robbery Charges in Dallas
First and foremost, the prosecutor must prove their allegation beyond a reasonable doubt. If the prosecutor cannot rule out each and every possible reasonable doubt, the presumption of innocence prevails. As a result, the court must find you not guilty. This means you don’t have to prove that you didn’t do it. You don’t have to prove anything!
The only way the prosecution wins is if the jury believes their story is the only reasonable way it could’ve happened. If they have any reasonable doubts that it actually happened, they must find you not guilty. If they reasonably think it could’ve happened another way, they must find you not guilty. This is the highest burden of proof in our justice system. When implemented by a skilled Dallas aggravated robbery attorney, it can be a powerful weapon.
Choosing the Right Aggravated Robbery Lawyer in Dallas
Searching for aggravated robbery lawyers in Dallas can be overwhelming. After all, you are choosing someone who will hold your life, your future, and your family’s future in their hands. You have to be comfortable with them and feel that you can trust the information and advice they give you. Attorneys are supposed to always work in their clients’ best interest. That shouldn’t just be meaningless talk.
First, talk to several lawyers to get a feel for them and their staff. Do they take the time necessary to get to know you, to listen to what’s important to you, and answer your questions? Do they show you that you matter to them as a person and not just as a fee? Beware of lawyers who put the hard sell on you, who make big promises. No attorney should ever make a guarantee about a case. Absolutely avoid a lawyer who doesn’t communicate the scope of the work and their fee clearly in a written contract.
What Makes Mike Howard Different
Many lawyers take advantage of their clients’ ignorance of the criminal justice process. We take the opposite approach. A knowledgeable client is a happy client. Therefore, we provide a wealth of information in the way of articles about criminal offenses, blog posts, and videos for free on our website.
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Dallas Aggravated Robbery Attorney Mike Howard
Above all, I strive to help my clients through difficult times with compassion and integrity. In Dallas innocent people can get accused, charged, and convicted when they don’t have a Dallas aggravated robbery attorney fighting for them. I believe in standing up for people facing criminal accusations and helping them navigate all that comes with being thrown into the criminal justice system.
The cornerstone of my law practice is focusing on my clients as individuals. I start by taking the time to understand not just the facts of their case, but who they are and what they need. Because I know the criminal justice system can be intimidating, I explain the process, their rights, and their options. Client communication is extremely important to me, so I make sure my team and I do everything possible to quickly answer questions and return messages.
Willing to Fight
Most importantly, I am willing to fight a case in court. I have a track record of delivering fantastic results at trial. While not every client and case needs to go to trial, it can make a difference. When your Dallas aggravated robbery attorney has a reputation as a skillful trial lawyer who fights for their clients, however, it makes all the difference in the world.
A Proven Track Record
Dallas Aggravated Robbery Lawyer
T.B. – Aggravated Robbery
Our client was homeless and suffering from mental health problems. He was charged with aggravated robbery for what was really a cigarette lighter in the shape of a gun. We got him a PR bond, into housing and mental health services, and his got his case dismissed.
C.C. – Aggravated Robbery
Our client made a really dumb mistake. We were able to show the judge that he was more than this one mistake. Even though the prosecutor was pushing for serious prison time, we got him deferred probation.
D.B. – Robbery
Our client had gotten into an argument with an ex-girlfriend and that had led to a robbery charge. We were fully investigated and, armed with the truth, we were able to get his case dismissed.
R.L. – Aggravated Robbery
Our client was young and had fallen in with the wrong crowd. The prosecutor initially wanted serious prison time, but we were able to avoid a felony conviction and any prison time. Deferred probation.
B.G. – Aggravated Robbery
Our client had a lengthy record and, thus, was facing 25 years to life. He also suffered from mental health problems that repeatedly put him in these terrible situations. Rather than send him to prison, we were able to get him mental health services and deferred probation.
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