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Felony Crimes

Houston Felony Lawyer Greg Tsioros

Felony Charges

Felony Crime Defense in Houston: Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Harris & Montgomery Counties

In Texas, felony crimes are punished very severely because they consist of the most serious offenses. Felony crimes are placed into several classes, and each one has its own distinct punishments. Here are the types of felonies that are recognized in the state of Texas:

State jail felony

  • 180 days to two years in a state jail
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

Third-degree felony

  • Two to 10 years in prison
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

Second-degree felony

  • Two to 20 years in prison
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

First-degree felony

  • Five to 99 years in prison
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

Capital felony

  • Life imprisonment or the death penalty
Negotiating a Deal

Some crimes in Texas are always prosecuted as felonies. On the other hand, some offenses can either be prosecuted as a felony or as a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances. These offenses are known as 1244 crimes. Prosecutors ultimately decide if 1244 crimes are tried as felonies or as misdemeanors. A competent criminal defense attorney can often mitigate the charges so that his client is charged with a misdemeanor instead of a felony.

Need help with felony charges? Contact Greg Tsioros at (832) 752-5972.

Three Strikes and You’re out

If you have previously been found guilty of committing a felony crime, it is vitally important for you to successfully negotiate a felony charge. That is because a third conviction for the same felony offense may result in life imprisonment.

Charged with a felony? Call a Houston felony lawyer at (832) 752-5972

Contact a Felony Attorney Today

Houston attorney Greg Tsioros has a solid understanding of the Texas legal system because he started his career at the Harris County district attorney’s office. During his tenure as a prosecutor, he handled many felony crimes. Mr. Tsioros will use his diverse knowledge and experience to protect your rights.

If you or someone you know was recently arrested on felony accusations, give the Law Office of Greg Tsioros a call at (832) 752-5972. Mr. Tsioros will evaluate your case and give you a complimentary initial consultation.