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Were You Charged with a Felony in Texas? Call Us for Help.

When it comes to criminal charges, felonies are the most serious you can face. When you are charged with a felony, you are at risk of life-altering impacts that go beyond the years in prison you could serve. Because so much is at stake, you should seek a professional attorney with the experience and competency you need to fight the charges against you.

At Bobby Dale Barina, Attorney At Law, our lawyer has more than 20 years of experience helping people protect their rights and defend against criminal accusations. We understand and appreciate that our efforts can make a difference in our clients’ lives, which is why we strive to provide each with the personalized legal advocacy they need. If you’d like to learn more about how our felony attorney in Temple can help, request your free initial consultation with us today.

For more information, please contact us online or call (254) 523-4446.

What Is a Felony?

As we mentioned earlier, felonies are the most serious types of crimes. They can be either violent or nonviolent in their nature, but the circumstances surrounding the unlawful conduct are often much more extreme or serious than that of any misdemeanor.

In order from least to most severe, there are five types of felonies in Texas:

  • State Jail Felonies
  • Third-Degree Felonies
  • Second-Degree Felonies
  • First-Degree Felonies
  • Capital Felonies

Felonious conduct can involve anything from violence to drugs, sex crimes, theft, property crimes, and any other offense described as a felony in the Texas Penal Code. If you were arrested for or charged with any such offense, contact our felony attorney in Temple for help!

How Are Felonies Punished?

As you saw above, not all felonies are classified the same. Even among the most serious criminal offenses, there are those that are more or less severe than others. As a result, not all felonies carry the same sentences.

State Jail Felonies carry sentences as low as 180 days to two years in jail. Fines may be as high as $10,000. Common examples include check forgery, child endangerment DWI, and theft of property valued between $2,500 and $30,000.

Third-Degree Felonies carry sentences of 2 to 10 years in prison, but a minimum of two must be served. Fines can go as high as $10,000. Common examples of these offenses include tampering with evidence, indecent exposure to a child, and deadly conduct with a firearm.

Second-Degree Felonies carry sentences of 2 to 20 years in prison, but – again – a minimum of two must be served. Fines can also be set as high as $10,000. In Texas, common examples include aggravated assault, robbery, manslaughter, and arson.

First-Degree Felonies carry minimum sentences of five years in prison and may go as high as life imprisonment. Judges can also order fines of up to $10,000. Examples of first-degree felony offenses include attempted murder, sexual abuse of children, and human trafficking.

Capital Felonies are the most severe offenses and include capital murder and capital felony murder. These can be punished with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, or execution.

What Do I Do If I Am Arrested or Charged with a Felony?

If you are arrested or charged with a felony, don’t talk to police investigators except to say that you wish to speak with your attorney. Doing so can help you protect against incurring any unnecessary or unfounded responsibility for an alleged crime.

As soon as possible, reach out to Bobby Dale Barina, Attorney At Law if you want legal representation from an attorney with 20+ years of experience. We offer a free and confidential consultation, so you risk nothing by meeting with us and learning more about how we may be able to help.

You can schedule your free initial consultation today by requesting one when you reach out to us online.

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