Texas law classifies felonies as the most serious of criminal charges.
Felonies are classified according to the following ranges of punishment:
State Jail Felony– Range of Punishment is from six months to two years in state jail
Third Degree Felony– Range of Punishment is from 2 to 10 years in a Texas Prison Unit
Second Degree Felony-Range of Punishment is from 2 to 20 years in a Texas Prison Unit
First Degree Felony– Range of Punishment is from 5 to 99 years, or Life in a Texas Prison Unit
Capital Offenses– Punishment is either life in prison or the death penalty.
In some situations, an accused person may have the option of being placed on probation instead of being sentenced to jail, depending on a number of factors that Clay will explain to you as part of your initial consultation.
Regardless, having a Felony conviction on your record poses many problems beyond being imprisoned including the possibility of being denied employment, housing, student and banks loans, as well as the right to vote or possess a firearm.
Additionally, in some cases, a person who is convicted of a felony offense who is not a United States citizen may be subject to deportation.
Common Felony Charges Include
Felony Assault (including Sexual Assault)
Felony DWI (DWI with two or more prior DWI convictions, DWI with child passenger less than 15 years old,)
Offenses Involving Injury to a Minor, Older Adult, or Disabled Person
Gang and Organized Criminal Activity
If you’ve been charged with a felony, contact Clay NOW to schedule an appointment to discuss your case and start to build your defense. I also handle felony cases in Longview (Gregg County).