Felonies

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Accused of a Felony 
in Fort Bend?

Greater Houston Felony Defense Attorney

Felony offenses carry a potential sentence in the Texas prison system.

Factors the government considers when making a sentencing recommendation to a judge or jury include:

  • Whether damage created by the offense resulted in serious injury or death;
  • Whether the crime targeted children or the elderly;
  • Whether the community and court system’s attitude toward the specific crime;
  • Whether the alleged offender has prior convictions;
  • Whether the alleged offender is currently on parole or probation; and/or
  • Whether the alleged offender used a deadly weapon while committing the crime.

An alleged offender may also be held civilly liable to any victims of their crime in a separate lawsuit. For example, an offender could be required to pay a victim for any physical injuries or discomfort that resulted in out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Schedule your free consultation with a Fort Bend County felony defense lawyer today.

First Degree Felony

A first degree felony is an extremely serious allegation that carries a penalty range from 5 years to life in prison, a fine of no less than $10,000.

To be charged with a first-degree felony, a person must commit:

  • aggravated assault of a public servant;
  • aggravated kidnapping;
  • aggravated robbery;
  • aggravated sexual assault;
  • attempted murder;
  • arson of a residence;
  • burglary with intent to commit a felony;
  • inducing serious harm to a child, elderly person, or disabled person;
  • escaping from police custody (if bodily injury occurs);
  • murder;
  • solicitation of murder; or
  • sex trafficking of a person under the age of 14.

Second Degree Felony

The penalties for a second degree felony are 2 to 20 years in prison, a possible fine of no more than $10,000, and possible community supervision.

To be charged with a second degree felony, a person must commit:

Third Degree Felony

The penalties for a third degree felony are 2 to 10 years in prison, a possible fine of no more than $10,000, and possible community supervision.

To be charged with a third degree felony, a person must commit:

State Jail Felony

The penalties for a state jail felony are between 6 -24 months in a state jail facility and up to a $10,000.00 fine.

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  • Dismissed Money Laundering (>=$2,500<$30K)
  • Dismissed Felony Possession of Controlled Substance (OR 2-A >=4G<400G)
  • Dismissed day of trial Felon in Possession of Firearm
  • Dismissed Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child under the age of 14
  • Dismissed Assault Causing Bodily Injury

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