A felony in Texas is separated into four categories. These categories are ordered according to the severity of the crime committed. A capital felony is the most serious and could result in offenders receiving the death penalty. After capital felonies are first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree felonies. Some common felonies include murder, kidnapping, rape, and robbery.
Penalties and Punishments for Felony Charges in Texas
|Capital||Death or life in prison without parole|
|First-degree||Five to 99 years in a state prison and/or a fine of not more than $10,000|
|Second-degree||Two to 20 years in a state prison and/or a fine of not more than $10,000|
|Third-degree||Two to 10 years in a state prison and/or a fine of not more than $10,000|
|State jail||180 days to two years in a state jail and/or a fine of not more than$10,000|
(Source: “Texas Criminal Offenses and Penalties,” My Texas Defense Lawyer, last accessed August 25, 2016; http://www.mytexasdefenselawyer.com/texas-criminal-laws-penalties/.)
Felony Charge Bail Bond in Texas
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