Harris County Robbery Defense Attorney
Robbery itself is a serious felony that occurs when you injure someone or threaten to injure or kill someone while in the course of committing theft (Texas Penal Code §29.02). If convicted of robbery, you face 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
Aggravated robbery is more serious and the penalties more severe. If convicted of aggravated robbery, you face 5 to 99 years or life in prison and a fine up to $10,000 (Texas Penal Code §29.03).
Robbery cases are complex and the penalties are severe. It is important to retain a Houston criminal lawyer with the experience in defending these cases. Attorney James Sullivan has fought aggravated robbery cases at trial and has also been successful in persuading prosecutors to dismiss robbery cases. Sullivan also has experience in getting several such cases no billed (dismissed) by the grand jury. These no billed cases are eligible for immediate expunction. Of course, each case is different and the results depend on the unique facts and circumstances of each case.
The Houston criminal trial lawyers at the Law Office of James G. Sullivan and Associates have over 55 combined years of defending felony and misdemeanor cases at trial. They are dedicated to obtaining the best result for their clients either through litigation or negotiation.
Houston Aggravated Robbery Lawyer
Fighting for Your Rights, Freedom and Future
A robbery becomes aggravated robbery when a knife, gun or other deadly weapon is used, or when you cause serious bodily injury to another. Other factors that can increase the robbery to an aggravated robbery involve the age or disability of the alleged victim.
At the Law Office of James Sullivan & Associates, we know what is at risk when our clients face aggravated robbery charges. Our job is to fight for your rights, freedom and future. Attorney James Sullivan has been fighting felony and misdemeanor charges at trial since 1994, and we will use our extensive experience to get you the best possible result.
James Sullivan later graduated from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming. Founded in 1994, it is the most selective and prestigious trial advocacy program in America. The methods taught at TLC are not taught anywhere else. The 1,150 graduates form an extremely unique community of the most accomplished trial lawyers in the United States. Sullivan has a proven record of defending people from all walks of life, faiths and countries in courts throughout Texas.
Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a free initial consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your robbery charges in Harris County (Houston), Montgomery County (Conroe), Fort Bend County (Richmond), Brazoria County (Angleton), Galveston County (Galveston), Matagorda County (Bay City), Waller County (Hempstead), Washington County (Brenham), Liberty County (Liberty), Chambers County (Anahuac), Jefferson County (Beaumont) and throughout Texas.
Certainly each case is different. Similar results may not be obtained in your case and past performance is no guarantee of future results.
|CRIMINAL OFFENSE||ACTUAL RESULTS - CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE CASES||CT #|
|Aggravated Robbery (1° Felony)||DISMISSED BY GRAND JURY (Client allegedly robbed a restaurant with a handgun)||228th|
|Aggravated Robbery (1° Felony)||REDUCED TO AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AT PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE SETTING (Client allegedly struck a teenager in the face with a rifle and stole his cell phone)||209th|
|Aggravated Robbery (1° Felony) (2 Cases)||3 YEARS OF DETERMINATE PROBATION AT HOME (16 year old client drove 2 guys on a crime spree--robbing several people at knifepoint in a short period of time. One guy got away and the other who was 17 received 3 years at TDC on a reduced aggravated assault charge)||315th|
|Robbery (2° Felony)||REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT ON JURY TRIAL SETTING (Client accused of stealing cell phone after attacking his girlfriend)(State only offered 4 years in prison before trial) – Case # 1306891||339th|
|Theft from a Person (State Jail Felony)||REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT and granted 2 years DADJ – Case # 1317454||337th|
|Robbery (2° Felony)||REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT||313th|
|Robbery (2° Felony)||CASE DISMISSED – Case # 1260791||232nd|
|Robbery (2° Felony)||REDUCED TO THEFT FROM A PERSON (State Jail Felony)||232nd|
|Robbery (4 separate cases) (Felony Habitual enhanced)||SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS TDC ON JURY TRIAL SETTING (Client was facing 25 years to Life in prison. Client was accused of committing 4 separate robberies within 24 hours of being released from prison. Client still had 10 years left on his parole, so for him a 10 year sentence was an extraordinary result)||179th|
|Aggravated Robbery (2 cases) (1 case dismissed) (1° Felony)||CASE REDUCED TO AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND CLIENT RECEIVED DEFERRED ADJUDICATION PROBATION – Case # 1205480||177th|
|Robbery (2° Felony)||CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR THEFT – Case # 1194487||179th|
|Aggravated Robbery (2 cases) (1 case found Not Guilty and 1 case dismissed) (1° Felony)||NOT GUILTY VERDICT BY JURY (James Sullivan represented a 25 year old man accused of 2 separate armed robberies, including a home invasion across the street from the South Houston Police Department. The chief of police and another police officer testified in trial that they positively identified Sullivan's client as one of the three armed robbers who fled on foot from the scene. The police initially suspected Sullivan’s client because his vehicle was left behind at the scene. After the jury returned a not guilty verdict in Case # 781193, the prosecutor dismissed a second prior aggravated robbery charge in Case # 780649. If convicted of either robbery case, the accused faced 25 years to life in prison. Sullivan then represented his client at a parole revocation hearing and his client was kept on parole)|