Like other states, Texas breaks crimes down into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanor crimes are less serious offenses punishable by up to a year in county jail. Common types of misdemeanors include DWI, disorderly conduct and prostitution. Felonies, on the other hand, are more serious crimes punishable by more than a year in the state prison. Assault and battery, homicide and robbery are examples of felony offenses.
In the State of Texas, the following rights are affected by a felony conviction:
A felony conviction is serious. Depending on the charges against you, you could face years, decades or life in prison. And, when you do get out, your life will be changed forever. An experienced San Antonio defense lawyer investigates your case, uncovers evidence, determines whether your rights have been violated and constructs a solid defense for you. In some cases, it is possible to reduce the charges from felony to misdemeanor or even have them dismissed altogether.