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What is a State Jail Felony In Texas?

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In Texas, a state jail felony is a type of criminal offense that is punishable by a term of imprisonment in a state jail facility. State jail felonies are typically less serious offenses than first or second degree felonies, but they are still considered to be serious crimes.


State jail felonies are punishable by a term of incarceration of 180 days to 2 years in a state jail facility. In addition to imprisonment, a person convicted of a state jail felony may also be fined up to $10,000.


Some examples of offenses that may be classified as state jail felonies in Texas include:

  • Possession of a controlled substance in an amount less than one gram

  • Theft of property valued at $1,500 or less

  • Forgery

  • Credit card abuse

  • Evading arrest

If you have been charged with a state jail felony in Texas, it's important to seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. 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 if you or someone you know needs help.

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