Texas Criminal Punishment Ranges

 

STATUTORY WRONGDOING AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

Felony Punishment Ranges
OffenseMaximum PunishmentExamplesCourt with Original Jurisdiction
Capital felonyExecutionCapital murderDistrict court, with automatic appeal to Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
First degree felony5-99 years or life; $10,000 fineTheft of property valued at $200,000 or more; aggravated sexual assaultDistrict court
Second-degree felony2-20 years;
$10,000 fine
Theft of property valued at $100,000 or more, but less than $200,000; aggravated assault; reckless injury to a childDistrict court
Third-degree felony2-10 years;
$10,000 fine
Theft of property valued at $20,000 or more, but less than $100,000; drive-by shooting with no injuryDistrict court
State jail felony180 days to 2 years; $10,000 fineTheft of property valued at $1,500 or more, but less than $20,000; credit card or debit card abuseDistrict court
Misdemeanor Punishment Ranges
OffenseMaximum PunishmentExamplesCourt with Original Jurisdiction
Class A misdemeanor1 year;
$4,000 fine
Burglary; theft of property valued at $500 or more, but less than $1,500; theft of cable service; stalking without bodily injuryConstitutional county court or county court at law
Class B misdemeanor180 days;
$2,000 fine
Theft of property valued at $20 or more, but less than $500; driving while intoxicated; possession of up to 4 ounces of marijuana; making terroristic threatsConstitutional county court or county court at law
Class C misdemeanor$500 fineTheft of property valued at less than $20; assault without bodily injury; producing or selling term papers or reports for use by others; attending a dog fightJustice of the Peace Court

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