Fort Worth Felony Defense Attorney
Felonies - More Serious Than Misdemeanors
In Texas, crimes can be divided in a number of ways. Crimes can be prosecuted at state and federal levels and can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony offenses. Misdemeanor crimes are typically associated with lesser penalties that can be served in local or county jail. Felony offenses are punishable by terms that must be served in state jail or prison.
If you have been arrested or charged with a felony, you will need legal representation from an experienced Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer. I have been admitted to practice in the northern and eastern districts of Texas as well as federal court. I have represented clients in both state and federal levels and can certainly take on even the toughest felony offenses.
Facing felony charges? Consult a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of A. Oliver Hassibi immediately.
Classes of Felony Offenses in Texas
Capital felonies are the most serious crimes, and Texas has some of the most severe penalties for capital felonies in the nation. This class of crime carries a penalty of a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Depending on the nature of the offense, a capital felony penalty can also result in a death sentence.
Crimes classified as first-degree felonies carry some of the most serious penalties in the state of Texas. First-degree felonies are punishable by a sentence of 5 to 99 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility. These crimes can also be punishable by fines up to $10,000.
Second-degree felony offenses can be punishable by fines not exceeding $10,000. Under Texas law, individuals convicted of a second-degree felony must also serve between 2 and 20 years in state prison.
If you are convicted of a third-degree felony, your offense could be punishable by fines up to $10,000. You could also serve a sentence between 2 and 10 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility. You may be eligible for an early release from these facilities.
State Jail Felony
This is the lowest classification for felony offenses. State jail felony offenses are punishable by a state jail sentence from six months up to two years. State jail felony offenses could also include fines up to $10,000. If you are convicted under a state jail felony, you must serve the entire sentence; there is no time off for good behavior or early release programs.
Retain a Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer
No matter how complex your case is, contact the Law Office of A. Oliver Hassibi to schedule your case evaluation with a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney. I would be glad to listen to your side of the story. It costs nothing to meet with me and go over the details of your case and establish which course of action is necessary to protect your rights.
Call me today so I can use my knowledge of criminal law to fight for you!
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