Dallas Felony Defense Attorney
Looking for a Dallas criminal defense lawyer to represent you?
If you are facing felony charges or are under investigation for a
serious crime of any kind, you need a Dallas criminal defense attorney who will defend your rights and liberty inside and outside of the courtroom. The penalties are harsh for felony convictions in Dallas, and you need an attorney who will leave no stone unturned or resource untapped in building an aggressive defense on your behalf.
Why am I being charged with a felony offense?
All criminal offenses are classified as felonies, misdemeanors or infractions depending on the particular punishments that may be enforced if a defendant is convicted. A felony is the most serious designation as it is punishable by imprisonment in state prison ranging all the way to
life imprisonment or the death penalty.
Misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum of less than one year in jail and infractions involve no imprisonment. Following are the specific classifications and penalties for felony offenses in Texas:
- Capital felony - death, or life in prison without parole
- First degree felony - 5 to 99 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- Second degree felony - 2 to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- Third degree felony - 2 to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
Some examples of crimes that may be charged as felonies include drug trafficking,
aggravated assault and
sex crimes such as forcible
rape. These can each come with their own specific penalties that will also differ depending on the seriousness of the particular case.
Our state is known for its harsh sentencing of criminal offenders. Do not allow yourself to become another statistic in the state's harsh sentencing. Instead, protect your future and your freedom by involving a Dallas criminal defense lawyer at our firm who will fight tirelessly to protect your rights. Call D'Amore Law Firm right away for skilled representation!