There are many different types of felony criminal charges. What they all
share in common is the serious nature of the potential penalties and consequences
associated with felony charges. In general, felony convictions carry a
prison sentence of a year or greater. In Texas, the potential penalties
for a felony conviction can be even more severe under three strikes laws.
In Texas, repeat felony charges and convictions are governed by three strikes
laws. A third felony strike is considered a serious or violent felony
charge. A third felony conviction can result in a prison sentence ranging
from 25 year to life in prison.
Felony charges can include felony
DWI charges; state and federal drug charges; sex crimes charges; aggravated
assault charges; murder and manslaughter charges; felony
domestic violence charges;
weapons charges; armed robbery charges; fraud charges; and
white collar criminal charges.
A strong criminal defense strategy can work with the accused party to determine
the appropriate challenges to the charges the accused party is facing
based on the facts and circumstances of the case. Protections are in place
for individuals accused of a crime and when the rights of accused individuals
have been violated, such as violations of police procedure or questionable
evidence collection or preservation methods have been utilized, for instance,
challenges to the charges the accused party is facing may be possible.
Based on the unique circumstances of each case, a strong criminal defense
may be able to reduce or eliminate charges altogether. It is important
that individuals accused of a crime are familiar with their rights, and
how to pursue those rights when necessary, to ensure their freedom and
future are protected.