Whether it happens at a Southmost business, in a Cameron Park home, or on a downtown street, any robbery in Brownsville is a serious crime requiring a skilled defense.
If you or a loved one are accused of, arrested for, or charged with robbery in Brownsville, your rights and freedoms are at risk. Do not say anything or answer any questions. Instead, contact Kenny Perez Law immediately to speak with an experienced Brownsville criminal defense attorney.
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When to Contact a Brownsville Robbery Defense Attorney?
You need a skilled Brownsville criminal defense lawyer on your side now if:
- The police arrest you on suspicion of robbery;
- You are formally charged with robbery;
- Law enforcement wants to question you as a suspect or person of interest in a robbery;
- Law enforcement executes a search warrant at your home, business, or workplace in connection with a robbery investigation; or
- You have any other reason to believe authorities are investigating or implicating you in a Brownsville robbery.
Do not wait to call Kenny Perez Law if you face any of the above situations. When the police have contacted you or made an arrest, they have probably started building a case against you. That means your rights and freedoms are at serious risk, and you need a lawyer now.
What constitutes ‘robbery’ in Brownsville?
A robbery in Brownsville can constitute a state and a federal offense.
The Texas Penal Code defines robbery as when, “in the course of committing theft [and] with intent to obtain or maintain control of the property,” someone:
- “intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another;” or
- “intentionally or knowingly threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.”
Under Texas law, robbery is a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years imprisonment.
Further, a person may face aggravated robbery charges under Texas law if they commit robbery and:
- Cause serious bodily injury to another
- Use or exhibit a deadly weapon.
- Cause bodily injury to another individual or threaten or place another individual “in fear of imminent bodily injury or death” and the alleged victim is 65 years of age or older or is someone “who is substantially unable to protect himself from harm” due to a “mental, physical, or developmental disability.”
Aggravated robbery is a first-degree felony punishable by 5 to 99 years imprisonment or a life sentence in Texas.
A federal statute called the Hobbs Act criminalizes an action that “in any way or degree obstructs, delays, or affects commerce or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce.”
The Hobbs Act defines robbery in essentially the same way Texas law does, as the taking or obtaining of property from another person by actual or threatened force, violence, or fear of injury against that person, the person’s family, or someone in the person’s presence at the time of the robbery.
Hobbs Act robbery is a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Further, under federal law, using a firearm in a Hobbs Act robbery can result in a mandatory minimum sentence of at least five years.
4 Reasons to Hire Kenny Perez Law as Your Brownsville Robbery Defense Lawyers
You need a skilled criminal defense lawyer on your side immediately if you are suspected of, accused of, arrested for, or charged with robbery in Brownsville. Here are four reasons to call on Kenny Perez Law’s criminal defense team.
#1. We can post bond on behalf of our clients
When local law enforcement detains our clients at the Cameron County Jail or another holding facility, we can often help get them released by issuing an attorney bond (similar to a bail bond) on our client’s behalf. Not all Texas criminal defense lawyers issue attorney bonds, but we do. This service often helps to streamline our client’s release after an arrest or charge, getting them back to their families and jobs as soon as possible.
#2. We explain your rights and options in plain language that you can understand
Our clients can always count on us to tell it to them straight, in English or Spanish. We have extensive knowledge of state and federal criminal law and procedure and years of experience navigating the Brownsville-area criminal justice system. We take the time to make sure our clients clearly understand their rights, their options, and the potential outcomes of their cases to make important decisions that affect their lives, families, and futures.
#3. We know how to negotiate for the best possible results at every stage of your case
Negotiation plays a central role in most Brownsville criminal defense cases.
At Kenny Perez Law, we understand what courts and prosecutors care most about, and we negotiate the best possible outcomes for our clients in:
- Setting the terms of bail or supervised release;
- Cooperating with or proffering information to the government;
- Plea bargaining and entering into plea agreements; and
- Making sentencing commendations.
#4. We’re aggressive, tireless advocates for you
Kenny Perez Law fights to protect our clients’ rights and freedoms at every stage of a Brownsville robbery case.
- We never take the government’s word for the facts, and if necessary, we’ll do our own investigating to uncover evidence that helps to exonerate our clients.
- We hold law enforcement and prosecutors to account when they violate our clients’ constitutional rights by seeking to dismiss charges and suppress evidence whenever possible.
- We build the strongest cases for our clients in criminal trials and sentencing hearings to make sure the justice system treats them legally and fairly.
Your Brownsville Robbery Defense Lawyers
At Kenny Perez Law, we cannot promise that our clients will avoid all consequences from robbery accusations, charges, or convictions in Brownsville. But we can promise to fight relentlessly to protect our clients’ rights, livelihoods, families, and liberties. We firmly believe that everyone deserves the best possible criminal defense, and that’s what we aim to deliver for our clients day-in, day out.
Do not wait to get a criminal defense lawyer if you face robbery suspicions, accusations, or charges in Brownsville. Contact Kenny Perez Law online or call our Brownsville office at (956) 544-9292 immediately for a free consultation with our criminal defense team.
Kenny Perez Law
1900 N Exp 77. Suite A,
Brownsville, Texas 78521
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