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Range of Punishment

The range of punishment in Texas that most people are aware of consists of felonies and misdemeanors. There are three categories of misdemeanors. There are several more categories of felonies. The Texas statutory language on punishment can be found in Chapter 12 of the Texas Penal Code.

Misdemeanor Range of Punishment Chart

Misdemeanor Charge Range of Confinement Possible Fine Potential Probation
Class C None $500 maximum fine Not Applicable
Class B Between 72 hours and 180 days in county jail $2,000 maximum fine Up to 2 years
Class A Between 72 hours and 1 year in county jail $4,000 maximum fine Up to 2 years

 

Felony Range of Punishment Chart

Felony Charge Range of Confinement Possible Fine Potential Probation
State Jail Felony Between 180 days and  years in state jail $10,000 maximum fine Between 2 and 10 years
Third Degree Between 2 and 10 years in prison $10,000 maximum fine Between 2 and 10 years
Second Degree Between 2 and 20 years $10,000 maximum fine Between 2 and 10 years
First Degree Between 5 and 99 years in prison $10,000 maximum fine Between 2 and 10 years
Capital Death or Life without Parole None None
 

Be advised that the penalties reflected above are for first time offenses. If you have one prior or multiple prior convictions, the charges can be enhanced. Out of state convictions can also be used to enhance charges in Texas. The use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a crime can also be used to enhance.

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