Amarillo Felony Attorney
A felony is a crime punishable by more than a year in state or federal prison. Felony charges are extremely serious in nature, and can carry lengthy sentences, including life imprisonment or even the death penalty. When you’re accused of a felony, your entire life can be thrown into upheaval. You’ll need an attorney with the skill and experience in defending felonies of all natures. Criminal defense is one of our passion, and we have helped hundreds of clients normalize their lives.
Crimes that are punishable by less than one year in prison are generally classified as misdemeanors. These charges are typically handled locally. Felonies are more serious offenses, which are perused by the state or federal government.
In Texas, there are five categories encompassing felonies: capital murder, and four classes of felony:
First Degree Felony – can include charges including aggravated assault of a public servant, arson, possession of certain drugs in certain amounts, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, and murder. These charges can carry a sentence of 5-99 years, life in prison, and fines of not more than $10,000.
Second Degree Felony – carries a sentence of 2-20 years in prison, and fines not exceeding $10,000. These felonies include burglaries, sexual assault involving a child, vehicular manslaughter, aggravated assault, and rape.
Third Degree Felonies – include offenses such as failure to register as a sex offender, stalking and domestic violence (in cases of more than one offense), and three or more DUI infractions. These crimes carry a 2-10 years sentence, and fines of not more than $10,000.
State Jail Felony – includes possession of small amounts of certain drugs, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and other infractions. These crimes carry a sentence of 6 months to two years, and a fine of no more than $10,000.
Capital Murder Charge – is defined as the intentional causation of death of another individual, and can carry sentences including life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, or even the death penalty. This is the most serious offense that a person can be charged with in the state of Texas.
Felony Representation from The Warner Law Firm
The experienced legal prowess at The Warner Law Firm has handled each of these types of cases successfully. If you or a loved one is involved in a felony case, contact our Amarillo offices as soon as possible for a no-risk consultation. Our attorney knows what it takes to protect your rights, and mount an appropriate defense.