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What is Aggravated Armed Robbery?

Aggravated armed robbery is a first-degree felony in Texas. It is committed when a person commits robbery, as defined in Texas Penal Code Section 29.02, and also:

  • Causes serious bodily injury to another person.
  • Uses or exhibits a deadly weapon.
  • Causes bodily injury to another person or threatens or places another person in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, if the other person is:
    • 65 years of age or older; or
    • A disabled person.

What is a Deadly Weapon?

A deadly weapon is any instrument that is used or is readily capable of causing death or serious bodily injury. This includes, but is not limited to, guns, knives, clubs, and blunt objects.

What are the Penalties for Aggravated Armed Robbery?

The penalties for aggravated armed robbery in Texas can be very severe. If you are convicted of this crime, you could be sentenced to:

  • A minimum of 5 years in prison.
  • A maximum of 99 years or life in prison.
  • A fine of up to $10,000.

What are the Defenses to Aggravated Armed Robbery?

There are a number of defenses that may be available to you if you are charged with aggravated armed robbery. These defenses include, but are not limited to:

  • You did not commit the robbery.
  • You were not aware that the weapon was deadly.
  • You were acting in self-defense.
  • You were coerced into committing the robbery.


If you have been charged with aggravated armed robbery, it is important to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you understand your rights and options and can build a strong defense on your behalf.

Finding a Criminal Defense Attorney in Texas

Choosing the right Criminal Defense Attorney is important since a conviction can result in fines, prison time, and loss of future employment. 

When you retain the services of Spangler Law, you can be confident we will do all we can to defend your rights in court and assist you throughout every step of the process. 

When you need a trustworthy criminal defense attorney in the Dallas, Texas area, look no further than Spangler Law.