Round Rock Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Georgetown & Williamson County
Have you been arrested? Unsure of what steps to take next? You need to discuss your case with a seasoned and experienced criminal defense lawyer. No matter what type of charges you are facing, it is crucial that you have a legal representative behind you during this time.
R. Scott Magee is a dedicated and passionate attorney who cares about protecting his clients' rights. He has represented countless individuals for more than a decade. Texas has strict penalties for felonies, which means you need to act fast if you have been accused of committing this level of offense.
Types of Felony Classes & Sentences
A felony is a crime that requires a convicted individual to serve time in state prison or state jail. Only misdemeanors allow an individual to serve a term in local or county jail.
There are five different types of felonies, including:
- State jail felonies: You will face between 180 to 2 years in state jail with up to $10,000 in fines for this type of felony. This may include offenses like small drug possession or theft.
- Third degree felonies: Common types of crimes that result in these penalties include drug possession, stalking, or a third DWI. You could face between 2 and 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
- Second degree felonies: This type of felony carries up to 20 years in prison and fines not exceeding $10,000. You may be convicted of a felony if you commit burglary, rape, or aggravated assault.
- First degree felonies: If accused of committing a first degree felony, you will be facing 5 to 99 years or life in prison. You will also face a fine of no more than $10,000. This includes crimes like sexual assault against a child, murder, arson, or aggravated kidnapping.
- Capital felonies: The most severe felony, a capital murder charge is punishable by death or life in prison without parole. It is reserved for individuals who knowingly or intentionally caused the death of another, such as multiple murders or a murder committed during other felonies.
Felonies can result in life-altering penalties and any criminal accusations should be taken seriously. Do not wait to start building your legal defense! Get a criminal defense attorney on your side today.