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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.

Factorsthe 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:

  • 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;
  • retaliation;
  • stalking;
  • 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.

A Criminal Defense Attorney You Can Trust

If you were arrested for a felony offense, don’t panic. Contact our highly skilled and passionate attorney today. With over 13 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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