Houston Robbery Defense Attorneys

Harris County federal robbery charges defense lawyer

Protecting Your Rights with Our Experienced Defense

Robbery is a serious crime that involves taking someone else's property through the use of force, intimidation, or threat. When robbery offenses involve federal institutions or interstate commerce, they become federal crimes and are subject to severe penalties under federal law. In Texas, federal robbery charges can encompass various types of robberies, including bank robbery and cases falling under the Hobbs Act.

Federal robbery charges are incredibly serious, and convictions can result in severe consequences that can significantly impact your life. If you are charged with robbery at the federal level, it is essential to understand your rights and consult with a skilled criminal-defense attorney who has experience navigating the complexities of federal criminal law. At Bennett & Bennett, we have experience defending clients against all types of federal charges, including robbery offenses. We are committed to protecting your rights, crafting a compelling defense strategy, and advocating for the best possible outcome in your case.

Bank Robbery

Bank robbery is one of the most well-known forms of federal robbery. Under 18 U.S.C § 2113(a), it is illegal to take or attempt to take money, goods, or other valuables from a financial institution by force, violence, intimidation, or any other means of putting others in fear. Bank robbery carries significant consequences due to the potential impact on national financial systems and public safety.

If you have been accused of participating in a bank heist, or if you have been arrested for involvement in such an incident within one of the federal districts in Texas, obtaining legal representation from an experienced attorney is crucial. If you are convicted of bank robbery at the federal level in Texas, you could face a maximum prison term of up to 25 years if no injuries occurred during the offense. If you allegedly used a dangerous weapon when committing bank robbery or took actions that put someone's life in jeopardy, you could be sentenced to up to 25 years. If you are accused of killing someone while committing bank robbery, you could be sentenced to life in prison, and the death penalty may even be possible.

The Hobbs Act

Another federal statute commonly used in prosecuting robbery cases is the Hobbs Act, which addresses robbery and extortion that affects interstate or foreign commerce. Under 18 U.S.C § 1951, it is illegal to obstruct, delay, or affect commerce by committing robbery or extortion.

In Texas, many crimes prosecuted under the Hobbs Act involve robberies targeting businesses engaged in interstate commerce. "Interstate commerce" is so broad that most businesses are engaged in it. When an accused individual's actions hinder these commercial operations through acts of violence or threats, they may face prosecution at the federal level. If you are found guilty of violating the Hobbs Act, you may face up to twenty years of incarceration.

Contact Our Experienced Federal Robbery Defense Attorneys

Facing federal robbery charges involving bank heists or cases that fall under the Hobbs Act can be overwhelming and a conviction will have severe consequences on your life and future. At Bennett & Bennett, our experienced team understands the complexity of federal laws governing robbery charges in Texas. We are dedicated to providing personalized legal representation tailored to each client's unique circumstances.

We will build a compelling defense on your behalf based on a thorough investigation and analysis of the evidence against you, ensuring that your rights are protected throughout the process. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for you in court, and we will explore all options for potential reduced charges or alternative resolutions. If you need legal assistance with federal robbery charges in Texas, contact us at 713-224-1747 to schedule a private consultation.

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