CRIMINAL PENALITIES FOR COMMON FELONIES IN TEXAS
If you have been charged with a felony, it is imperative that you act quickly. Felonies can have a devastating effect in your life, from lengthy jail or prison terms to big fines. In addition, a felony conviction will have a tremendous aftermath once you serve your sentence as you will not be able to hide the conviction.
In Texas, felonies fall under five different categories, depending on the circumstances of the case. This is why it is so important to have a good defense attorney on your side These categories are as follow:
These are the most severe type of case and comes with a punishment of either life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty.
CLASS I FELONIES
First degree felonies are punishable by life in jail or no less than 5 and no more than 99 years in prison along with a fine not exceeding $10,000.
CLASS II FELONIES
Second degree felonies are punishable by no fewer than 2 and no more than 20 years in prison along with a fine not exceeding $10,000.
CLASS III FELONIES
Third degree felonies are punishable by no less than 2 years and no more than 10 years in state prison along with a maximum fine of $10,000.
STATE JAIL FELONIES
A state jail felony is punishable by no fewer than 180 days and no more than 2 years in statejail along with a maximum fine of $10,000. However, if the Defendant had either previously committed a felony or used a deadly weapon during the crime, the judge may enhance the charge to a third degree felony.
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