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Criminal Penalties and Punishments in Texas Law


Be sure to look up the Offense Designation to reference the sentencing range below. Keep in mind that the Texas Sentencing Ranges are just that; ranges. A judge or jury may sentence a defendant to any length of jail or prison time between the minimum and maximum length allowed by law for type of offense.

 

STATE OF TEXAS PENALTIES & PUNISHMENTS
Type of Offense
Punishment
Fines
Class C Misdemeanor
Not Jailable
No more than $500 fines.
Class B Misdemeanor
Not more than 180 days
in a county jail
and/or no more than $2,000 fines.
Class A Misdemeanor
Not more than 1 year 
in a county jail
and/or no more than $4,000 fines.
State jail felony
180 days to 2 years
in a state jai
and/or no more than  $10,000 fines.
Third-degree felony
2 to 10 years
in a state prison
and/or no more than  $10,000 fines.
Second-degree felony
2 to 20 years
in a state prison
and/or no more than  $10,000 fines.
First-degree felony
5 to 99 years 
in a state prison
and/or no more than  $10,000 fines.
Enhanced first-degree felony
5 to 99 years 
in a state prison
and/or no more than  $10,000 fines.


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AUSTIN CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
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