Felony Offenses in the State of Texas

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Felony Offense Levels in the State of Texas

Felonies are crimes that can be punished by a year or more in prison. Under Texas state law, there are five levels of felony offenses:

State Jail Felonies are punishable by 180 days to 2 years in a state jail facility and a maximum fine of $10,000. State jail facilities are operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. State jail sentences are unique in that persons incarcerated in a state jail facility cannot be released early for good behavior.

Third Degree Felonies are punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Second Degree Felonies are punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

First Degree Felonies are punishable by 5 to 99 years or life in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Capital Felonies are punishable by death or life in prison.

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