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What Are The Different Levels Of Crimes And Punishment Ranges In Texas?

Texas has eight different classifications of crimes and punishment ranges. Here are the different categories and punishment ranges. 

Capital Felony (capital murder): Death or Life Imprisonment.

First Degree Felony:   Confinement for Life or from 5 to 99 years in prison; and maximum fine of $10,000.

Second Degree Felony: Confinement for a term from 2 to 20 years in prison; and an optional fine not to exceed $10,000. 

Third Degree Felony: Confinement for 2 to 10 years in prison; and maximum fine of $10,000.

State Jail Felony: Confinement for 180 days to 2 years in state jail; and maximum fine of $10,000 (also can be punished under section 12.44(a) or (b)).

Class A Misdemeanor: Confinement up to 1 year in county jail; and/or a maximum fine of $4,000.

Class B Misdemeanor: Confinement up to 180 days in county jail; and/or $2,000.

Class C Misdemeanor: No confinement and a fine not to exceed $500 (up to 6 months deferred disposition).

Contact a Plano criminal defense attorney for information regarding the severity of the charges that you face.