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Felonies in Texas are categorized by five degrees: Capital Murder, 1st Degree, 2nd Degree, 3rd Degree, and State Jail Felonies.

  • Capital Murder is the most serious level of crime a person can face in Texas. Capital Murder is punishable by death, or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
  • 1st Degree felonies are punishable by a term of 5 to 99 years in prison, and a fine up to $10,000.
  • 2nd Degree felonies are punishable by a term of 2 to 20 years in prison, and a fine up to $10,000.
  • 3rd Degree felonies are punishable by a term of 2 to 10 years in prison, and a fine up to $10,000.
  • State Jail Felonies are punishable by a term of 180 days to 2 years in a state jail facility, and a fine up to $10,000.

In addition to the punishment ranges listed above, felony convictions can carry several other negative consequences such as losing your right to vote, your right to own a firearm, or your ability serve as a juror. A felony conviction can also cause workers in certain fields to lose their license, such as real estate agents, electricians, plumbers, or automotive mechanics.

If you are an immigrant, a felony conviction can lead to your deportation from the United States, and bar you from re-entry into the country
Regardless of the degree, all felony convictions carry very severe penalties. They can affect your livelihood for years to come. If you or a loved one is facing a felony charge, you have too much to lose to not have an experienced attorney on your side. Contact Cody Cleveland today and schedule your free consultation.

Mr. Cleveland’s felony experience includes the following:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • Credit card abuse
  • DWI 3rd offense or more
  • DWI with child passenger
  • Engaging in organized criminal activity
  • Evading in a motor vehicle
  • Forgery
  • Murder
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of counterfeit money
  • Robbery
  • Sexual assault
  • Theft over $1,500


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