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First Degree Felonies

PUNISHMENT RANGE FOR FIRST DEGREE FELONIES:

  • Confinement for life or from five to ninety-nine years and a possible fine not to exceed $10,000
  • Possibility of community supervision


EXAMPLES OF FIRST DEGREE FELONIES:

  • Aggravated assault of public servant
  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Aggravated robbery
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Arson of habitation
  • Burglary of a habitation with intent to commit or commission of a felony
  • Causing serious bodily injury to child, senior citizen, or disabled person
  • Escape from custody (if serious bodily injury occurs)
  • Murder
  • Trafficking of persons under the age of fourteen

Second Degree Felonies

PUNISHMENT RANGE FOR SECOND DEGREE FELONIES:

  • Two to twenty years in prison and possible fine not exceed $10,000
  • Possibility of community supervision


EXAMPLES OF SECOND DEGREE FELONIES:

  • Aggravated assault (not public servant)
  • Aggravated kidnapping (safe release)
  • Arson
  • Bribery
  • Burglary of Habitation
  • Evading arrest (and death of another occurs)
  • Improper relationship between educator and student
  • Indecent contact with a child
  • Intoxication manslaughter
  • Manslaughter
  • Online solicitation of a minor under fourteen
  • Robbery
  • Sexual assault
  • Stalking-second offense
  • Trafficking of persons

Third Degree Felonies

PUNISHMENT RANGE FOR THIRD DEGREE FELONIES:

  • Two to ten years in prison and possible fine not to exceed $10,000
  • Possibility of community supervision


EXAMPLES OF THIRD DEGREE FELONIES:


  • Aggravated perjury
  • Bail jumping of a felony arrest
  • Deadly conduct with a firearm
  • DWI 3rd or more
  • Escape from felony custody
  • Evading arrest in a vehicle
  • Indecent exposure to a child
  • Intoxication assault
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon
  • Stalking
  • Tampering with evidence
  • Violation of protective order (third offense)

State Jail Felonies

PUNISHMENT RANGE FOR STATE JAIL FELONIES:

  • 180 days to two years in a state jail and possible fine not to exceed $10,000
  • Possibility of community supervision
  • Possibility of punishment as Class A misdemeanor


EXAMPLES OF STATE JAIL FELONIES:

  • Burglary of a building
  • Credit card abuse
  • Criminally negligent homicide
  • DWI with child passenger
  • Evading Arrest (on foot with a prior)
  • False alarm or report
  • Forgery of a check
  • Fraudulent use or possession of identifying information
  • Improper photography or visual recording
  • Interference of child custody
  • Possession of less than one gram of a controlled substance
  • Theft of property valued between $2,500 and $30,000
  • Unauthorized use of a vehicle

Class A Misdemeanors

PUNISHMENT RANGE FOR CLASS A MISDEMEANORS:

  • Up to one year in the county jail and/or a fine not to exceed $4000.
  • Up to two years of community supervision or three years with an extension


EXAMPLES OF CLASS A MISDEMEANORS:

  • Assault with bodily injury
  • Bail jumping of misdemeanor offense
  • Burglary of coin operated machine
  • Burglary of a vehicle
  • DWI (2nd offense, or a BAC >=0.15)
  • Evading arrest on foot
  • Interference with 911 call
  • Obscenity
  • Possession of two to four ounces of marijuana
  • Promoting gambling
  • Public lewdness
  • Resisting arrest
  • Stealing check
  • Theft of property $750 or more but less than $2,500
  • Unlawfully carrying a weapon
  • Violation of protective order

Class B Misdemeanors

PUNISHMENT RANGE FOR CLASS B MISDEMEANORS:

  • Up to 180 days in the county jail and/or fine not to exceed $2000
  • Up to two years of community supervision or three years with an extension


EXAMPLES OF CLASS B MISDEMEANORS:

  • Criminal Trespass
  • DWI
  • False report to police officer
  • Fraudulent degree
  • Harassment
  • Indecent exposure
  • Possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana
  • Prostitution
  • Riot
  • Silent Calls to 911
  • Terroristic threat
  • Theft of property between $100 and $750

Class C Misdemeanors

PUNISHMENT RANGE FOR CLASS C MISDEMEANORS:

  • Fine not to exceed $500


EXAMPLES OF CLASS C MISDEMEANORS:

  • Assault by threat
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Gambling
  • Issuance of bad check
  • Leaving child in a vehicle
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Possession of alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle
  • Public intoxication
  • Use of Laser pointers