All Texas crimes are either considered felonies or misdemeanors. A felony is the more serious of the two classifications, encompassing offenses that violent, involve a lot of money, or generally, more dangerous. Felonies typically involve significant harm to individuals or property and pose a higher risk to public safety. Examples of felonies include murder, rape, robbery, and drug trafficking.
Convictions for felonies in Texas can result in lengthy prison sentences, heavy fines, and long-lasting consequences that can impact an individual’s personal and professional life. At the Dallas County criminal defense law firm of Guest & Gray, we have a long history of successfully defending clients against felony charges. We take a unique, all-hands-on-deck approach to every case we handle, ensuring that we investigate all potential defenses to ensure our clients’ cases end with the best result possible.
Classification of Texas Felony Charges
Now that we have a general understanding of felonies and misdemeanors, let’s focus on how felonies are classified in Texas. The state has categorized felonies into four distinct degrees, each carrying its own set of penalties.