Video: What are the felony punishment ranges in Texas?

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Partner Anna Summersett, a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, explains the felony punishment ranges in Texas for first, second and third-degree crimes in this short video.

Video Transcript:

A third-degree felony in Texas is punishable by 2 years to 10 years in the penitentiary and up to a $10,000 fine. We then move up to what’s called a second-degree felony, which is punishable by 2 years to 20 years in the penitentiary and also up to a $10,000 fine. Finally, with a first-degree felony, we’re looking at 5 years to 99 years or life in the penitentiary. Again, a $10,000 fine.

We hope you found this information about felony punishment ranges in Texas helpful. If you want to learn more, check out this page about about felony offenses in Texas. We also address a number of important issues in our Versus Texas blog and video page including:

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