Felony Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston
Aggressive Defense for Serious Charges
Have you been arrested for a crime classified as a felony? Felonies are the most serious criminal allegations one can face, and they pose life-altering penalties and long-term consequences. Felony charges demand tough and experienced defense in order to your freedom and your future.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a felony, or are under investigation for a felony, speak with an attorney as soon as possible. At The Law Offices of Jed Silverman, a Houston criminal defense lawyer is available to immediately provide the defense and guidance you need.
Why Choose Our Firm?
- Jed Silverman is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
- We’ve represented hundreds of clients facing serious felony charges.
- Our award-winning lawyers focus on personalized attention.
- Consultations are FREE and confidential.
Contact us today to learn more about your case and how we can help.
What Makes a Felony?
A felony is the most serious level of offense in our justice system, as compared to infractions or misdemeanors. Because of this, they pack the most serious penalties, including the loss of certain civil rights. Under Texas law, felonies can result in fines up to $10,000 and imprisonment between six months to life. In some cases, felony convictions can be punishable by death. Ultimately, the nature of an offense and a defendant’s criminal history will play a role in shaping punishment.
There are serious consequences that can follow any felony conviction:
- Minimum terms of imprisonment
- Extensive fines and fees
- Periods of supervised release
- Loss of professional licenses
- Loss of voting rights and ability to serve on a jury
- Loss of firearm rights
- Ineligibility to serve in the armed forces
Texas law classifies felonies into various categories. These include:
- Capital felony – Death or life without parole
- First-degree felony – 5 to 99 years
- Second-degree felony – 2 to 20 years
- Third-degree felony – 2 to 10 years
- State jail felony – 6 months to 2 years
In addition to these consequences, individuals convicted of felonies often find it difficult to compete in a competitive world where people are scrutinized for their record. While having a felony conviction doesn’t necessarily preclude you from earning a living, it can make finding employment, housing, and even education difficult.
Texas’ Three Strikes Law
In an effort to cut down on serious crime and protect the public from habitual offenders, Texas enforces a Three Strikes law that governs the sentences for repeat felony convictions. A strike is defined as a serious or violent felony. The theory behind the law is, “three strikes and you’re out,” and as such, defendants who are convicted of a third felony will face considerably longer prison terms, ranging from 15 or 25 to life.
Common Felony Cases
Our criminal defense attorney in Houston have decades of experience with the local and state criminal justice system, and have handled cases involving all types of felonies, including the following:
- Drug crimes, such as sales or trafficking
- Felony DWI (repeat DWI and intoxication assault/manslaughter)
- Various federal crimes
- Sex crimes, including sexual assault or child pornography
- Weapons charges
- Fraud and white collar crimes
- Aggravated assault
Discuss Your Case with a Houston Criminal Lawyer Now!
Anyone facing felony charges should be intent on working with proven defense lawyers as soon as they can. Remember, criminal charges are accusations and you have the opportunity to fight the government’s case against you and protect your future. Learn how our team can help!
Contact The Law Offices of Jed Silverman for a FREE consultation!