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State Jail Felony Punishment

Although most people would agree that incarceration of any kind is a devastating event that they would do anything to avoid, there are different levels of punishment and differing lengths of time that people may be incarcerated for. State jail felonies typically carry the lightest sentencing of punishments that include incarceration.

Typically, people may be charged with state jail felonies for non-violent crimes like the possession of controlled substances, burglary, theft, and other types of crimes. If you would like to know more about state jail felonies and legal options for persons accused of such crimes, contact Austin criminal defense lawyer Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 today.

Punishment for State Jail Felonies

State jail felonies often include:

  • Incarceration that may range from 180 days up to 2 years
  • Punishment of fines not to exceed $10,000
  • Increased punishment for third-degree felony if the person is found to have used a deadly weapon when committing the crime or if he or she has previous felony convictions on his or her criminal record

In Texas, state jail felonies were established to provide a punishment that includes more community guidance and counseling for individuals charged with non-violent crimes. If the person's charge is upgraded to a third-degree felony, he or she may face incarceration for a period of not less than 2 years and no more than 10 years.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime, contact Austin criminal defense attorney Ian Inglis at (512) 472-1950 to discuss your case and to formulate a plan for defense.


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