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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.
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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);
- 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:
- aggravated assault;
- evasion of arrest;
- improper relationship between teacher and student;
- indecent contact with a child;
- solicitation of a minor under the age of 14;
- possession of 50 to 2,000 pounds of marijuana;
- sexual assault;
- stalking (second offense or more);
- trafficking of a person over the age of 14.
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:
- aggravated perjury;
- jumping bail to avoid a felony arrest;
- use of a deadly weapon;
- escape from custody resulting in a felony arrest;
- indecent exposure to a minor;
- intoxication-assisted assault;
- possession of a firearm by a convicted felon;
- DWI (third offense);
- evidence tampering; or
- violation of a protective order (third offense).
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.
- 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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