FELONY CLASSIFICATIONS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS
Felony crimes can carry a punishment that must involve time in a state prison or jail, and they’re grouped into the following classifications:
- Capital Felonies — These crimes are punishable by death or life in prison without the possibility for parole.
- First-Degree Felonies — Being convicted by these types of crimes can result in a prison sentence of five years to life, as well as a fine of up to $10,000.
- Second-Degree Felonies — These crimes can carry a sentence of two to twenty years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
- Third-Degree Felonies — These types of crimes can result in a sentence of two to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
- State-Jail Felonies — These are the least serious of all the felony crimes, and they can carry a sentence of 180 days to two years in a state jail with a fine of up to $10,000.
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