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What Is A Second Degree Felony in Texas?

By Sholdon Daniels


In Texas, a second degree felony is a type of criminal offense that is punishable by imprisonment in a state prison for a term of 2 to 20 years. Second degree felonies are considered to be more serious than third degree felonies, but they are less serious than first degree felonies.


Some examples of offenses that may be classified as second degree felonies in Texas include:

  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

  • Sexual assault

  • Burglary of a habitation

  • Possession of a controlled substance in an amount between four and 400 grams

  • Forgery of a government document

In addition to imprisonment, a person convicted of a second degree felony may also be fined up to $10,000.


If you have been charged with a second degree felony in Texas, it's important to seek the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced lawyer Like Attorney Sholdon Daniels can help you understand the charges against you and develop a defense strategy to protect your rights. Call 1-844-746-5366 to find out more.

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