What’s the Difference Between Theft and Robbery in Texas?

March 11, 2020

The FBI’s Crime Clock says that a theft crime happens about every 5.7 seconds across the nation. These startling statistics remind us that while the overall crime rate has decreased over the past few decades, theft crimes remain one of the most commonly committed crimes.

From shoplifting a candy bar to holding up a bank at gunpoint, there’s a whole host of different actions that could be defined as either theft or robbery in Texas. Were you arrested and charged with either theft or robbery? If so, then it’s important to know the differences between the two.

Learn everything you need to know about how Texas law defines theft and robbery, the penalties for both crimes and your potential legal defenses below.