Third-degree felonies are the least serious of felonies in Texas. It carries between two to 10 years of jail time and fines up to $10,000. Those convicted of a third-degree felony are eligible for parole after they’ve served a quarter of their sentence; however, this is conditional on whether a weapon was involved in the initial crime.
levels of offenses
Felonies are the most severe crimes committed and carry the harshest punishments. Out of all types of felonies, first-degree felonies are the worst. Crimes like murder rape, arson, and aggravated kidnapping fall under this category. Punishment includes anywhere from five to 99 years in prison as well as up to a $10,000 charge.
The most severe type of misdemeanor, charges such as carrying handgun without a permit, cruelty to animals, and public lewdness fall under this category. Penalties can range from $500.00 to $4,000, up to one year of jail time, and/or community service or rehab.