Plano Felony Attorney
In Texas, the punishment for felony convictions is severe, ranging from 180 days in jail to the death penalty. A conviction for a first-degree felony carries a punishment of 5 to 99 years or life in a state prison.
With so much at stake, you need a Plano felony lawyer who can fiercely advocate on your behalf and successfully guide you through every stage of the legal process. As a former prosecutor, Bill Stovall has the necessary experience and knowledge to help you create a powerful defense against your charges. He can advise you on the right course of action to take in dealing with your felony charges.
No Case Too Difficult to Handle
Law Offices of Bill J. Stovall handles all levels of felony offenses including, but not limited to:
- Aggravated assault
- Sexual assault
- Criminally negligent homicide
- Felony DWI
- Money laundering
- Felony theft
- Abuse of official capacity
- Possession of controlled substances
- Manufacture and delivery of controlled substances
- Engaging in organized criminal activity
- Unlawful possession of firearm by felon
Types of Felonies in Texas
In Texas, criminal offenses are prosecuted as either felonies or misdemeanors. A misdemeanor offense is considered less severe and is punishable by up to one year in a local or county jail. Felonies, on the other hand, are crimes which result in longer prison sentences in a state jail or prison. The specific consequences of a felony conviction depend on the type and level of the crime.
There are five levels of felonies in the state of Texas, including:
- Capital felonies – Murder is an example of a capital felony. This type of crime is punishable by life in prison without parole or the death penalty.
- First-degree felonies – Sexual assault against a child is one type of offense that is charged as a first-degree felony. This level of felony carries a prison sentence of 5 to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
- Second-degree felonies – Several drug crimes fall under the category of second-degree felony. The penalties for this level of felony include 2 to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.
- Third-degree felonies – Solicitation of an individual between the ages of 14 and 18 is considered a third-degree felony. Punishments include 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
- State jail felonies – theft of a firearm and stealing property valued between $2,500 and $30,000 are both examples of state jail felonies. These crimes carry penalties of 180 days to 2 years in a state jail and a maximum fine of $10,000.
Contact a Plano Felony Attorney
A felony conviction can significantly impact your future. Not only are you at risk of large fines and long-term imprisonment, but also a permanent criminal record. This can make it very difficult to be accepted to a college, obtain employment, or maintain professional licenses. You could also lose your right to vote and your right to own a firearm.
Work to avoid conviction with the help of the Law Offices of Bill J. Stovall. Call (214) 972-0004 today to get started with your defense strategy.