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Felony Lawyers in Brazoria County

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A felony is considered to be much more serious than a misdemeanor, carrying more severe punishments. Our team of felony defense attorneys in Brazoria County can give you the proficient legal representation you need. Since 2004, our law firm has helped countless Texas residents get the results that they deserved and we can help you, too. We fully understand what factors are used against you throughout the entire legal process, giving us the ability to find the most effective defense for you and your family. When facing something as serious as a felony charge, you need the professional legal team of Crenshaw & Purvis by your side.

Some examples of felonies in Texas include:

  • Theft of property
  • Aggravated assault
  • Reckless injury to a child
  • Credit card abuse
  • Sexual assault
  • Armed robbery
  • Distribution or sales of illegal drugs

In the state of Texas, felonies are classified into five categories, each indicating the seriousness of the crime and severity of punishment for a conviction.

State Jail Felonies

If a defendant is declared guilty of a felony crime, but the judge does not declare a particular felony category, he or she will be charged with a state jail felony by default. State jail felonies carry penalties of 180 days-2 years in state jail and a maximum fine of $10,000. Examples of these crimes commonly include theft of a firearm, theft of property valued at $1,500 or more, but less than $20,000.

Third-Degree Felony Charges

Third-degree felonies carry prison sentences of 2 to 10 years and a minimum fine of $10,000. Examples include drive-by-shooting with no injury, theft of property valued at $20,000 or more but less than $100,000, and possession of 5-50 pounds of marijuana.

Second-Degree Felonies

Second-degree felonies carry prison sentences of 2-20 years and a minimum fine of $10,000. Examples include aggravated assault, reckless injury to a child, and theft of property valued at $100,000 or more.

First-Degree Felonies

First-degree felonies carry prison sentences of 5 to 99 years or life, and a minimum fine of $10,000. Examples include sexual assault against a child and theft of property that is valued at $200,000 or more.

Capital Felonies

Capital felonies are the most serious. The foremost example is capital murder, which is punishable by life in prison or the death sentence.

A felony conviction can continue to affect your life years after sentencing in a variety of ways, including:

  • Can be used against you during child custody hearings
  • Impede your ability to obtain a loan approval
  • Deter potential employers from hiring you
  • Hinder your ability to qualify for government-sponsored student aid

If you have been charged, please give our Brazoria County felony lawyers a call at (979) 200-4746.

Why Should You Hire Crenshaw & Purvis?

  • Over 55 Years of Combined Experience

  • Established Track Record of Proven Success

  • Focused Practice on Criminal Defense and DWI

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