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A felony conviction can have a devastating impact on your life. You may be facing prison time, steep fines, probation, and other penalties. Additionally, a felony conviction may prohibit you from traveling, obtaining housing, and applying for loans and employment. In addition to the legal penalties, your reputation may be damaged, and you may be ostracized from your community. If you have been accused of a felony, it is critical to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney.

If you have been accused of a felony, let the Law Offices of David Sloane help you immediately. Our firm is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions and address your concerns.

Call (817) 349-7118 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation.

What is a Felony?

Felonies are more serious than misdemeanors. A felony conviction can result in a prison sentence, rather than a jail term like a misdemeanor conviction.

In Texas, common types of felonies include:

  • Assault: Aggravated assault, which involves causing serious bodily injury or using a deadly weapon during an assault. It can be charged as a felony.
  • Robbery: The act of unlawfully taking another person's property or belongings through force or threat of force, often involving the use of a weapon.
  • Burglary: Illegally entering a building, vehicle, or habitation with the intent to commit a theft, assault, or felony inside.
  • Theft: Stealing property or assets without the owner's consent, including offenses like grand theft, auto theft, or theft by deception.
  • Drug offenses: Possession, manufacturing, or distribution of illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, or marijuana (in large quantities).
  • Sex crimes: Including rape, sexual assault, indecency with a child, or possession and distribution of child pornography.
  • Fraud: Engaging in deceptive practices to obtain money, property, or services, such as insurance fraud, identity theft, or embezzlement.
  • White-collar crimes: Non-violent offenses typically involving financial or corporate misconduct, such as money laundering, bribery, insider trading, or tax evasion.

Felonies are the most serious crimes in Texas, and they are classified into five categories:

  • State jail felony: punishable by a state jail sentence between 180 days and two years
  • Third-degree felony: punishable by two to ten years in prison
  • Second-degree felony: punishable by two to 20 years in prison
  • First-degree felony: punishable by five to 99 years or life in prison
  • Capital felony: punishable by death or life without parole

In addition to prison time, felonies may also carry fines of up to $10,000, probation, and other penalties. A felony conviction may also have a lasting impact on your life. You may face difficulties finding housing, loans, and employment due to the stigma of a felony conviction. You may even be unable to travel outside of Texas due to the state's felony restriction laws.

Your Defense Depends on Experience

Because of the serious consequences of a felony conviction, you need an attorney with experience defending felony cases. At the Law Offices of David Sloane, our Fort Worth felony lawyer has handled hundreds of felony cases. We know the local courts, prosecutors, and law enforcement, and we can use that knowledge to protect your rights and achieve the best possible results.

How We Defend Felony Cases

When you retain the Law Offices of David Sloane, we will work closely with you to understand your situation and circumstances. We will listen to your side of the story and investigate all the evidence against you. We may be able to use your side of the story to counter the prosecutor's allegations. We may also be able to challenge the evidence against you.

Our firm may be able to challenge the evidence against you in a number of ways. For example, we may be able to use an exclusionary rule to have evidence thrown out if police unlawfully obtained it. We may also be able to challenge the chain of custody to show that evidence may have been tampered with or planted. If the evidence against you is a confession, we may be able to use a Miranda defense to have it thrown out.

Contact our firm today at (817) 349-7118 to schedule a free consultation!

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