Felonies and Misdemeanors in Texas

Felonies and Misdemeanors in Texas

GET INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION FROM A BOARD CERTIFIED FORT WORTH CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Being charged with Felony or Misdemeanor can land you into some serious level of punishment based on the degree of the offense. Our experienced attorneys at The Law Office of Francisco Hernandez would take up the challenge of ensuring that you are being defended and your rights are being upheld during the time of the trials. Our team does not take the risk of fines and punishment lightly. Charged with the crimes or charging the crime, you will receive the same personalized attentive approach and strong legal representation.

Here is the full list of charges that felonies and misdemeanors may face.

Felonies

Offense

Maximum Punishment

Examples

Court with Original Jurisdiction

Capital felony

Execution

Capital murder

District court, with automatic appeal to Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

First-degree felony

5-99 years or life; $10,000 fine

Theft of property valued at $200,000 or more; aggravated sexual assault

District court

Second-degree felony

2-20 years; $10,000 fine

Theft of property valued at $100,000 or more, but less than $200,000; aggravated assault; reckless injury to a child

District court

Third-degree felony

2-10 years; $10,000 fine

Theft of property valued at $20,000 or more, but less than $100,000; drive-by shooting with no injury

District court

State jail felony

180 days to 2 years; $10,000 fine

Theft of property valued at $1,500 or more, but less than $20,000; credit card or debit card abuse

District court

Misdemeanors

Class A misdemeanor

1 year; $4,000 fine

Burglary; theft of property valued at $500 or more, but less than $1,500; theft of cable service; stalking without bodily injury

Constitutional county court or county court at law

Class B misdemeanor

180 days; $2,000 fine

Theft of property valued at $20 or more, but less than $500; driving while intoxicated; possession of up to 4 ounces of marijuana; making terroristic threats

Constitutional county court or county court at law

Class C misdemeanor

$500 fine

Theft of property valued at less than $20; assault without bodily injury; producing or selling term papers or reports for use by others; attending a dogfight

Justice of the Peace Court

Source: Texas Penal Code.


Call us today for a free consultation at 817-854-2223 or complete our contact form.

The Attorneys
  • Francisco Hernandez
  • Daniel Hernandez
  • Phillip Hall
  • Rocio Martinez