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Felony Charges in Houston, TX

Harris County Criminal Defense Attorneys for Felonies

If you have been accused of or charged with a felony offense, you need to retain proven legal counsel immediately. At Cogdell Law Firm, our Houston criminal defense lawyers have built reputations for our aggressive, intelligent representation of clients across Harris County and all of Texas. Our principal and founder, Dan Cogdell, has handled over 300 cases tried by jury across 16 states, so you can count on our skills and resources to take on complex and high-profile criminal cases.

Generally, a felony is a crime punishable by a year or more in state prison. Examples include:

At Cogdell Law Firm, we can defend you against all types of felony charges. To retain the services of a hard-hitting Houston felony defense attorney, call our office today at (713) 426-2244.

If I am Convicted of a Felony, What Penalties Should I Expect?

Felonies constitute the most serious crimes. In Texas, there are five categories of felonies which include state jail felonies, third degree felonies, second degree felonies, first degree felonies and capital felonies. The penalties you face will depend on the classification of the crime itself and whether there are any aggravating or mitigating factors to increase or decrease your sentence.

The following penalties may apply for felonies in Texas:

  • State Jail Felonies: 180 days to 2 years in jail and a fine up to 10,000.
  • Third Degree Felonies: 2 to 10 years in jail and a fine up to 10,000.
  • Second Degree Felonies: 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine up to 10,000.
  • First Degree Felonies: 5 to 99 years in prison and a fine up to 10,000.
  • Capital Felonies: Death penalty or life imprisonment without parole.

If you are looking for a prestigious criminal defense firm with decades of legal experience, look no further – call Cogdell Law Firm today at (713) 426-2244.

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