Texas Penal Code – Chapter 29. Robbery


TEXAS PENAL CODE

TITLE 7. OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY

CHAPTER 29. ROBBERY

Sec. 29.01.  DEFINITIONS.  In this chapter:

(1)  “In the course of committing theft” means conduct that occurs in an attempt to commit, during the commission, or in immediate flight after the attempt or commission of theft.

(2)  “Property” means:

(A)  tangible or intangible personal property including anything severed from land;  or

(B)  a document, including money, that represents or embodies anything of value.

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.

Sec. 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.

Sec. 29.03.  AGGRAVATED ROBBERY.  (a)  A person commits an offense if he commits robbery as defined in Section 29.02, and he:

(1)  causes serious bodily injury to another;

(2)  uses or exhibits a deadly weapon;  or

(3)  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:

(A)  65 years of age or older;  or

(B)  a disabled person.

(b)  An offense under this section is a felony of the first degree.

(c)  In this section, “disabled person” means an individual with a mental, physical, or developmental disability who is substantially unable to protect himself from harm.

Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974.  Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 357, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1989;  Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.

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