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Punishments And Penalties For Convictions In Texas

Texas Punishment Ranges and General Penalties


(a) A person adjudged guilty of an offense under this code shall be punished in accordance with this chapter and the Code of Criminal Procedure.

(b) Penal laws enacted after the effective date of this code shall be classified for punishment purposes in accordance with this chapter.

(c) This chapter does not deprive a court of authority conferred by law to forfeit property, dissolve a corporation, suspend or cancel a license or permit, remove a person from office, cite for contempt, or impose any other civil penalty. The civil penalty may be included in the sentence.

A. Offense – Felonies

1. Capital felony Life or Death
2. First-degree felony Life or 5-99 years in prison and optional fine not to exceed $10,000
3. Second-degree felony 2-30 years in prison and optional fine not to exceed $10,000
4. Third-degree felony 2-10 years in prison and optional fine not to exceed $10,000
5. State jail felony 180 days – 2 years in State jail and optional fine not to exceed $10,000

B. Offense – Misdemeanors

1. Class A Misdemeanor Fine not to exceed $4,000 and/or 1 year or less in jail
2. Class B Misdemeanor Fine not to exceed $2,000 and/or 180 days or less in jail
3. Class C Misdemeanor Fine not to exceed $500

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