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A federal felony is a serious crime that carries the possibility of federal penitentiary confinement upon conviction. Examples of such crimes include:
I defend against these types of allegations through motions, hearings and trial practice. Many cases need hearings on matters involving bail, suppression of evidence and discovery of the government’s evidence. I am an experienced trial lawyer prepared to protect the individual’s constitutional right to a jury trial.
The potential for penitentiary time is great and the possibility of probation severely limited for federal felonies by both mandatory statutory minimums and the United States Sentencing Guidelines (USSG). The USSG are no longer mandatory, however, and the United States Supreme Court has returned sentencing discretion to individual judges. However, many judges still follow the USSG, making it easy for judges, prosecutors, and probation officers to treat a defendant as a number, not as a person.
I am an aggressive attorney who humanizes each client through vigorous representation, such as spending time with the probation officer preparing the pre-sentencing report, and requesting departures from the sentences prescribed by the USSG, based on factors unique to a particular case.
A felony in the state of Texas is an offense that carries a risk of incarceration in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division or in a state jail facility. There are five grades of felony in Texas, the most serious being capital murder. Capital murder potentially carries a sentence of death or capital life, which means 40 years in prison before parole eligibility.
All felonies, with the exception of capital felonies, also carry probation options. First-degree felony probation is a minimum of five years, and a maximum of 10 years. Second- and third-degree felony probations are a minimum of two years up to a maximum of 10 years. State jail felony probations are a minimum of two years up to a maximum of five years.
There are two types of probation in Texas for felonies and misdemeanors:
Misdemeanors in Texas are in three categories: Class A, Class B, and Class C.
These can include loss of driver license, the right to vote, immigration status, the right to bear arms, professional licenses, employment, school suspension, and lifetime registration as a sex offender.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor and would like more information about my services, please don’t hesitate to contact Kevin L. Collins, P.C. today for more information. I am happy to leverage my experience and significant knowledge of criminal defense to ensure that you receive a positive case result. Give me a call at 210-598-8629 or contact me online.