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Defending Against Felony Charges in Texas

Felonies are the most serious of all criminal offenses under Texas law and carry the harshest sentences. These crimes are classified in Texas according to degree. Penalties can range from 180 days in a state jail up to life in prison. Penalties can also include hefty fines, long probation periods, and collateral consequences such as the loss of voting rights, loss of firearms or weapons possession, difficulties finding employment, housing, or educational opportunities with a permanent criminal record, loss of and further ban of professional licensing, and immigration consequences for non-citizens.

When faced with a felony charge, it is essential that you bring in a dedicated and proven criminal defense lawyer. In the greater Austin area, you can rely on the reputable and experienced services of The Law Office of Will Mitchell. Our founding attorney has spent the last 15 years dedicated solely to criminal defense which adds up to invaluable knowledge, skills, and insight into the laws, procedure, and local court systems. When facing the criminal justice system, the value of experience cannot be overstated. At our firm, you will have peace of mind knowing that your case will be thoroughly defended by a professional with a strong track record of positive results.

Facing felony charges? Get skilled legal help at (512) 858-8611. Your initial consultation is free!

What are the Penalties for Felonies in Texas?

Capital felonies, the most serious, carrying penalties of up to life in prison; examples include premeditated murder, murder in certain circumstances, such as against a police officer or as a repeat offender, treason, espionage, and airline hijackings

  • First-degree felonies, punishable by five up to 99 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000; examples include attempted capital murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, human trafficking of minors below the age of 14, arson causing death to someone, and aggravated sexual assault against a child
  • Second-degree felonies, punishable by two to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000; examples include evading arrest that causes death to someone, manslaughter, online solicitation of a minor under the age of 14, human trafficking, possession of large quantities of marijuana, and robbery
  • Third-degree felonies, punishable by two to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000; examples include indecent exposure involving a child, third-offense DWI, stalking, third-offense of violating a protective order, intoxication assault, and the possession of a gun for a convicted felon
  • State jail felony, punishable by 180 days up to two years in a state jail and fines of up to $2,000; examples include DWI, criminally negligent homicide, the possession of certain illegal drugs, theft of goods or services valued between $1,500 and $20,000, evading arrest in a vehicle, and burglary of a building

Each felony case is unique, however, and various circumstances can lead to different charges. Furthermore, Texas law is complex and contains many exceptions to certain rules and variations of certain offenses. To get a full understanding of the charges you face, it is best to consult our attorney who can present a clearer picture of where you stand, the potential penalties you may be facing, and the potential defenses that could be applied to your individual circumstances.

Contact Our Felony Attorney in Austin Today

Our firm is thoroughly dedicated to criminal defense. When you retain our services, you can be assured that we will aim for the most positive outcome available based on the particulars of your situation. This can be accomplished through a thorough review of the prosecutor’s evidence, looking for flaws and weaknesses, through negotiating favorable plea deals, filing motions to suppress, and arguing on your behalf at trial. Your case will be in the hands of a veteran trial lawyer who knows how to prepare a case which can lead to dismissals, reductions in charges, and reduced sentencing.

Contact us at (512) 858-8611 for a free consultation. Available for same-day consultations.

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