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Fort Bend County Felony Defense Attorney

Experienced Defense Against Felony Crimes in The Greater Houston Area 

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.

Are you facing a felony charge in Texas? Call The Sims Law Firm, PLLC today at (713) 766-1445 or contact us online to meet with our felony defense lawyer in Fort Bend County! 

First Degree Felony in Texas

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 in Texas

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 in Texas

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:

What are the Penalties for a 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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Why Clients Trust The Sims Law Firm, PLLC

Success Starts With Putting up a Fight

By hiring Fort Bend County lawyers from The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, you can rest assured that your case is in the best hands. Their  lawyers have years of experience and provide knowledgeable legal representation. They will work hard to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you need after suffering an injury.

Contact them today to get started on your case.


  • 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
  • Not Guilty Verdict Assault Causing Bodily Injury

    Why Choose
     The Sims Law Firm, PLLC?

    • Attorney Brandon Sims Will Handle Your Case From Start to Finish

    • Over 15 Years of Exclusively Practicing Criminal Law

    • Experienced Former Prosecutor

    • Handled Over a Thousand Cases

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    Don't Wait to Protect Your Future

    If you were arrested for a felony offense, don’t panic. Contact our highly skilled and passionate attorney today. With over 15 years of legal experience, he knows the system, the processes, and the law. Since his switch from criminal prosecutor to criminal defense, Attorney Brandon Sims has aggressively fought for the rights of hundreds of individuals accused of crimes, and he’s ready to do the same for you.

    Contact our firm by calling (713) 766-1445 or contacting us online.

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