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What is a Third Degree Felony in Texas?

By Attorney Sholdon Daniels

In Texas, a third degree felony is a type of criminal offense that is punishable by imprisonment in a state prison for a term of 2 to 10 years. Third degree felonies are considered to be less serious than first or second degree felonies, but they are still considered to be serious crimes. Some examples of offenses that may be classified as third degree felonies in Texas include:

  • Burglary of a building

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

  • Injury to a child, elderly person, or disabled individual

  • Credit card or debit card abuse

  • Forgery of a financial instrument

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

If you have been charged with a third 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.

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