What Is a Second Degree Felony in Texas?
The State of Texas categorizes its felonies. Overall, felonies are the most severe of all crimes committed and since these crimes tend to be more heinous, the punishments are typically more severe. So even though the felonies are classified by degrees, anyone arrested on a felony is facing some pretty serious penalties.
Second degree felonies in particular falls below capital felonies and first degree felonies. They are still considered to be more serious crimes.
Second Degree Felony Penalty Range in Texas
The charges for second degree felonies in Texas range according to the crime committed. A defendant found guilty of a second degree felony in Texas can face anywhere from two to 20 years behind bars. There are also fines associated with these charges, not exceeding $10,000.
Examples of Second Degree Felony in Texas
The following are examples of crimes which are considered second degree felonies in Texas.
- Burglary of a building
- Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
- Theft (valued between $100,000 and $200,000)
- Indecency with a child
- Attempted murder
- Intoxicated manslaughter
- Evading arrest (and death of another occurs)
- Improper relationship between educator and student
- Indecent contact with a child
- Online solicitation of a minor under 14
- Possession of 50 to 2,000 pounds of marijuana
- Sexual assault
- Stalking (second offense)
- Trafficking of persons
Second Degree Felony Bail Bonds
It is possible to be given bail for second degree felonies. Once a judge has granted bail, PCS Bail Bonds will work quickly to ensure that we get your loved one out of jail and back home for the duration of their trial. PCS Bail Bonds has been a part of the Fort Worth community for over 25 years, and have served the broader Tarrant County community for that same amount of time.