Tough Robbery Defense in Texas
San Antonio Theft Attorney with Proven Track Record of Success
If you have been charged with robbery, it is essential that you retain
the representation of a skilled theft attorney in San Antonio as soon
as possible. At the
Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski, I am devoted to protecting the freedom of the individuals I represent.
I understand that my clients are going through trying times in their lives,
and I do everything in my power to ensure that their voices are heard
and that their rights are safeguarded.
Robbery vs. Aggravated Robbery
Individuals facing robbery charges have the potential to be penalized much
more severely than others who are being convicted of more common
theft crimes. This is because instead of solely involving theft, robbery also involves
violence or the threat of violence.
Generally, robbery is classified as a second-degree felony, and the penalties
can include prison sentences of up to 20 years and fines up to $10,000.
In order for the prosecutor to convict a person of robbery, he or she must
be able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the individual:
- Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly caused bodily injury to another
- Intentionally or knowingly threatened or placed another in fear of bodily
injury or death
The penalties for aggravated robbery are even more serious than the penalties
for robbery. Since aggravated robbery is classified as a first-degree
felony, the penalties may include up to 99 years of in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The offense of robbery can be enhanced to aggravated robbery if it is alleged
that the defendant committed any of the following acts during the commission
of the crime:
- Caused serious bodily injury to another
- Used or exhibited a deadly weapon
- Threatened or placed another person in fear of injury or death when that
person was 65 years or older or disabled
Get a former prosecutor on your side!
In addition to a prison sentence and heavy fines, a robbery or aggravated
robbery conviction can also leave a lasting impact on your entire future.
You will have a
violent criminal conviction on your record, which can, in turn, prevent you from finding employment
or a place to live. If you decide to retain my firm's representation,
you can rest assured that you have an attorney by your side who will stop
at nothing to protect your future. As a
former Bexar County Prosecutor and current Special Prosecutor, I maintain an invaluable perspective from
all realms of the criminal justice system.
If you would like to learn about the services that I may be able to provide
you with, do not hesitate to
contact my firm today!