In Texas, robbery is, in essence, a theft charge with “a little something more.” That “something” typically involves a situation in which the theft either results in bodily injury to another person, or places another person in imminent fear of bodily injury or death. Robbery is a second degree felony, which means the penalty range for this charge is
2 to 20 years in state prison, and up to a $10,000.
Texas Penal Code Section 29.02. ROBBERY. (a) A person commits an offense if, in the course of committing theft as defined in Chapter 31 and with intent to obtain or maintain control of the property, he:
(1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or
(2) intentionally or knowingly threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.
(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree.
Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.