Austin Felony Attorney and Criminal Defense Lawyer Jason Trumpler

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Posted on: February 12, 2017

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Whatever the nature of the criminal charge you are facing, the importance of having a competent and dedicated criminal defense attorney cannot be overstated. If you are facing serious criminal charges, call the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler today for the expert guidance and counsel of top Austin felony attorney.

SEVERITY OF A FELONY CHARGE

In Austin, Texas as elsewhere, felonies are a more serious class of crimes that can result in severe penalties for an individual upon conviction. Many violent crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes, white collar crimes, DWI and more often fall into the category of felonies. At the the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, we understand the devastating impact that a felony conviction can have, from lengthy prison sentences to lifelong effects on one’s ability to work, maintain relationships and lead a normal life in the aftermath of the conviction.

TYPES OF FELONY PUNISHMENT

STATE JAIL FELONY PUNISHMENT

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (c), an individual adjudged guilty of a state jail felony shall be punished by confinement in a state jail for any term of not more than two years or less than 180 days.

(b) In addition to confinement, an individual adjudged guilty of a state jail felony may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.

(c) An individual adjudged guilty of a state jail felony shall be punished for a third degree felony if it is shown on the trial of the offense that:

(1) a deadly weapon as defined by Section 1.07 was used or exhibited during the commission of the offense or during immediate flight following the commission of the offense, and that the individual used or exhibited the deadly weapon or was a party to the offense and knew that a deadly weapon would be used or exhibited; or

(2) the individual has previously been finally convicted of any felony:

(A) under Section 20A.03 or 21.02 or listed in Article 42A.054(a), Code of Criminal Procedure; or

(B) for which the judgment contains an affirmative finding under Article 42A.054(c) or (d), Code of Criminal Procedure.

THIRD DEGREE FELONY PUNISHMENT

(a) An individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the third degree shall be punished by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for any term of not more than 10 years or less than 2 years.

(b) In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the third degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.

SECOND DEGREE FELONY PUNISHMENT

(a) An individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the second degree shall be punished by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for any term of not more than 20 years or less than 2 years.

(b) In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the second degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.

FIRST DEGREE FELONY PUNISHMENT

(a) An individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the first degree shall be punished by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for life or for any term of not more than 99 years or less than 5 years.

(b) In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the first degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.

CAPITAL FELONY

(a) An individual adjudged guilty of a capital felony in a case in which the state seeks the death penalty shall be punished by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for life without parole or by death. An individual adjudged guilty of a capital felony in a case in which the state does not seek the death penalty shall be punished by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for:

(1) life, if the individual committed the offense when younger than 18 years of age; or

(2) life without parole, if the individual committed the offense when 18 years of age or older.

(b) In a capital felony trial in which the state seeks the death penalty, prospective jurors shall be informed that a sentence of life imprisonment without parole or death is mandatory on conviction of a capital felony. In a capital felony trial in which the state does not seek the death penalty, prospective jurors shall be informed that the state is not seeking the death penalty and that:

(1) a sentence of life imprisonment is mandatory on conviction of the capital felony, if the individual committed the offense when younger than 18 years of age; or

(2) a sentence of life imprisonment without parole is mandatory on conviction of the capital felony, if the individual committed the offense when 18 years of age or older.

AGGRESSIVELY & TACTFULLY DEFENDING CLIENTS AGAINST FELONY CHARGES

At the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, we take your felony charges seriously. Jason Trumpler, a top Austin criminal defense attorney, and former Deputy District Attorney understands how these cases are prosecuted and brings his knowledge and experience to give you the best defense possible.

DEPENDABLE COURTROOM RESULTS

The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler has an excellent track record of aggressively defending its clients against felony charges. If you have been charged with a felony, contact the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler today at 512-457-5200!

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