A capital felony in the state of Texas involves more than an individual causing the intentional death of another. There are special circumstances that make the murder a capital felony, which comes with its own set of punishments. A capital felony is the most serious of any felony charge.
There are two degrees of punishment for a capital felony. The accused faces life in prison without the opportunity of parole and the possibility of facing the death penalty on conviction. The jury needs to be informed of whether or not the death penalty is on the table prior to the beginning of the trial.
As mentioned, capital felonies involve an individual intentionally causing death with special circumstances. Some examples of capital felonies include the following:
These are just a few examples of crimes that would fall under capital felony.
Despite the heinous nature of these crimes, there are instances when bail for capital felonies are possible. In these instances, PCS Bail Bonds is able to execute any bail proceedings so defendants can stand trial without being held in prison. Contact PCS Bail Bonds should you have any questions regarding capital felonies.