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What Is a State Jail Felony in Texas?

Until 1993, Texas had only four classifications of felonies: capital felonies, first-degree felonies, second-degree felonies, and third-degree felonies. The state then implemented what it termed state jail felonies to battle the overcrowding in its prison systems, which was mainly due to the over-prosecution of drug-related crimes. State jail felonies refer to those crimes in which sentences range from 180 days to two years.

Range of Punishment for a State Jail Felony in Texas

There are specific guidelines for state jail felony punishments in Texas.

A jail term no shorter than 180 days and no longer than two years.
A fine of up to $10,000 once the defendant has been found guilty.
It is possible for a state jail felony to be upgraded to a third-degree felony. This happens if during the course of the trial, it is established that the defendant exhibited or used a deadly weapon, or that they knew this weapon would be used.

State Jail Felony Examples

The following are examples of crimes where state jail felony charges can be brought:

  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Arson
  • Sale of illegal drugs
  • Grand theft
  • Kidnapping

Bail for a State Jail Felony

With close to 30 years of experience, PCS Bail Bonds has been part of the Texas court system long enough to encounter many state jail felony bail cases. We know well the circumstances surrounding state jail felonies and understand that bail is certainly an option in many cases.

Should the judge grant bail in these instances, PCS Bail Bonds is the team that will be able to make the bail possible. We dive right into the process as soon as you give us the green light. We compile the necessary paperwork and get you or your loved one bailed out of jail as quickly as possible. Trust PCS Bail Bonds with any of your state jail felony bail bond needs or questions.

For more information about PCS Bail Bonds, contact us today at PCSDFW@aol.com or call us toll free at (888) 335-1655.

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