First Degree Felony Range of Punishment - Texas Penal Code

§ 12.32. FIRST DEGREE FELONY PUNISHMENT. 

(a) An individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the first degree shall be punished by imprisonment in the institutional division for life or for any term of not more than 99 years or less than 5 years.

(b) In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the first degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.

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rachel - September 20, 2007 2:48 PM

what do bonds for 1st degree felonies usually start off at

joanna riggins - December 28, 2007 1:01 PM

My Fiancee was charged with robbing a gas station in Texas(1st degree felony), the person who was with him said it was a bb gun, we have only been in texas for 1 yr. He has felony record in pa. At this time they are offering him 15 yrs. Can you tell me if a law was passed(09/01/2007) in Texas that he would only have to do 25% of this time?

Thank you.

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Tracy Thompson - January 28, 2008 8:18 PM

can you tell me if you can get probation for engaged in criminal activity on two counts

andrew pannone - April 10, 2008 9:49 PM

which is a worse sentence in the state of texas for murder, 99 years or life in prison. how much of the sentence must be served before eligibility for parole?

Lala - May 29, 2008 4:09 PM

my boyfriend was just arrested for home invasion robbery. How much time does he face?

philip - June 14, 2008 5:07 PM

i have been put in the short program after 8.8 possession cs in a school zone and might have to duscharge, this is a first offense, could i get like 5-10 yrs probation since i have a drug addiction? please help

A Ponder - June 26, 2008 10:34 PM

If you plead addiction you can treatment help through s SAFPF unit. Depending on what county you're charged in, you can get treatment therein.
I got 6 years deferred for a POCS case. There are so many variables in the system it all depends on your lawyer. You can't put a price on quality.

brittany - July 24, 2008 9:39 AM

hello i need a question answered my b/f is facing up to 10 to 40 years for burglary and theft he is taking it to trial but he already told the police officers that he did it so doesn't that mean he cant take it to trial b/c they already have so much on him evidence wise?It is also his first time getting into any type of trouble can't he just get probation

hunter - July 27, 2008 10:24 PM

i have been in touble alot.right now im on misdeamneor probation me an some friends broke in to a house and messed it up bad i caught 3 chargs criminal tesspassin simple criminal damage to property and contributing to a minor...im 17 and this is my first felony offense as an adult...what am i looking at?

Mary - December 29, 2008 3:28 PM

My ex recently was arrested for molesting my daughter - Aggravated Sexual Assault on a Child, a 1st Degree Felony. Since this is his first criminal offense (or the first time he got caught), what are the odds that he will get probation instead of prison which is what he deserves? in Collin County. Thanks.

Mary kay - February 10, 2009 6:46 PM

My son was just arrested because he and some friends were out joy riding and one of the boys took something from a parked car. Now he is being held for burglary of a vehicle. It is also considered organized crime because there four of them. This is his first time getting into trouble and was supposed to meet with the Army recriutor this week. What can I do and do you know if this will inhibit his chances for the Army?

trish - March 25, 2009 9:27 PM

what are the chances of getting probation for burning down your own house if there was no insurance and no one was injured and you've never been in trouble before

cb - June 1, 2009 10:35 PM

My bf is facing an aggravated robbery charge. This is his first time ever being in trouble except 1 unpaid $70 traffic ticket and he has a drug addiction which unfortunately played a huge part in his criminal act. What are the chances he will get probation and enter a program that can help him?

Michelle - June 12, 2009 4:02 PM

First Degree Felony for manufacturing or delivering with possible intent to sell controlled substance..How serious are we talking here? If there was a prior jail time for selling marijuana.

claudia - July 23, 2009 11:02 AM

what does this mean?
1st degree felony----
MAN DEL CS PG 1}=400g

claudia - July 23, 2009 11:03 AM

what does this mean?
1st degree felony----
MAN DEL CS PG 1}=400g

claudia - July 23, 2009 11:03 AM

what does this mean?
1st degree felony----
MAN DEL CS PG 1}=400g

Micheal - July 31, 2009 5:04 AM

My friend got put on probation for 2 state jail felonies ran concurrent (forgery of government inst. and Bail jumping) got revoked once before and is turning himself in do to the second revoke he was on 5 years probation backed on a 2 year state. How much time do you think he is looking at he already said he has 6 months back time, hays county, texas. Thank you

lonely eyes - September 24, 2009 11:23 PM

1st degree felony for manufacturing controlled substance intend to deliver 4g but less then 200g fouth time two were possesion and two were delivers she did two years on one deliver charge.nd she got charge with one possesion charge less then six months ago nd has not been to court on that charge waiting on it..i wanted to know what would she get.or what do u think i should do...thanks...
lonelyeyes1437@yahoo.com

JENNIFER HERRERA - September 28, 2009 11:50 AM

YES MY HUSBAND WAS ARRESTED FOR VIOLATING HIS DEFERRED PROBATION OUT OF COLORADO WE LIVE IN TEXAS HE DID 14 MONTHS AND ONLY HAD 4 MMONTHS LEFT HE HAD A TOTAL OF 18 MONTHS. HOW LONG CAN THEY GIVE HIM DO YOU THINK HE CAN GET OUT ON PROBATION LIKE REINSTATE HIS PROBATON OR WILL HE GO TO PRISION. THANK YOU JENNIFER HERRERA

BARBARA VASQUEZ - October 5, 2009 6:02 PM

HELLO MY HUSBAND IS IN COUNTY JAIL RIGHT NOW FOR POSSESSION WITH INTEND TO DELIVER .. WHAT TYPE OF SENTENCING IS HE FACING IF HE HAS NO PAST CRIMINAL RECORD.. HE IS THE SOLE PROVIDER FOR OUR 4 CHILDREN.. PLEASE SOMEONE ANSWER MY ?. OR CALL ME 210-322-2685

BARBARA VASQUEZ - October 5, 2009 6:02 PM

HELLO MY HUSBAND IS IN COUNTY JAIL RIGHT NOW FOR POSSESSION WITH INTEND TO DELIVER .. WHAT TYPE OF SENTENCING IS HE FACING IF HE HAS NO PAST CRIMINAL RECORD.. HE IS THE SOLE PROVIDER FOR OUR 4 CHILDREN.. PLEASE SOMEONE ANSWER MY ?. OR CALL ME 210-322-2685

Tracy - October 7, 2009 12:23 PM

my step-daughter and her freinds got into my wine coolers at home while me and my husband were outside with our friends. One of the girls mothers has filed charges on me. What exactly am I facing as far as punishment. Can I be eligable for deferred probation? The detective has me comming in Monday for a statement then he told me I will had to bond out of jail? What do I do? I have 2 small children of my own under 5 years old that I raise. Please help!!!

Tracy - October 7, 2009 12:24 PM

oh and I have never been in amy kind of trouble before

Tracy - October 7, 2009 12:24 PM

oh and I have never been in amy kind of trouble before

jumpingamma - December 9, 2009 10:16 PM

My son was arrested for controled substance, they charged him with 3rd degree felony, recently they changed his charge to 1st degree felony, they offered him rehab, he has had a problem off and on for years, what kind of a sentence is he looking at, he has spent the last 3 months in jail, he had a head injury in 2001 he has short term memory loss, the DA told him last week he would be spending at least 1-4 all my son remembers is 1 year and believes with the 3 months he has already spent he will be spending only 9 months in state jail , not prison, I do not live in Texas and can not be with him at all, how long will he get for this charge of 1st degree felony /drugs, possesion and now intent. thank you for your time

jumpingamma - December 9, 2009 10:16 PM

My son was arrested for controled substance, they charged him with 3rd degree felony, recently they changed his charge to 1st degree felony, they offered him rehab, he has had a problem off and on for years, what kind of a sentence is he looking at, he has spent the last 3 months in jail, he had a head injury in 2001 he has short term memory loss, the DA told him last week he would be spending at least 1-4 all my son remembers is 1 year and believes with the 3 months he has already spent he will be spending only 9 months in state jail , not prison, I do not live in Texas and can not be with him at all, how long will he get for this charge of 1st degree felony /drugs, possesion and now intent. thank you for your time

jimmy kay - January 8, 2010 7:32 PM

in the process of final disposition of assets of corporation when served with lawsuit going back many years. the suit named 11 co-defendants. the suit is for 250k, i heard if i did not leave that amount in the corp that i would be guilty of fraud, if true what would be the punishment for such an action?

gracie - January 20, 2010 9:30 AM

my fiancei being charged with aggrevated robbery.it his first time gettin in trouble like that.bides traffic tickets.he didnt do it,but one wittness say it looked like him and made a statement to police,they have no evidence at all,what will happen to him,his at a 75,000 bond.i hired a lawyer but its been two weeks and he hasnt done nothing,what can i push the lawyer to do,what options do i have,and what kind of sentening can i expect for my fiance.

Mary Perez - January 20, 2010 3:30 PM

Is it possible for someone to receive probation on a 1st degree felony aggr. case when they have never been in trouble b/4

vell - February 27, 2010 10:04 AM

My husband is in jail for a first degree felony of unlawful restraint it is a first degree felony because he had 2 previous domestic violence charges . how much time will he get in jail?

Edgar - March 2, 2010 6:03 PM

My lil brother was killed by a 20 yr old man. So this man goes to jail charged with 1st degree felony and another account on 2nd degree felony. he goes to jail for 3 days and posted bond. The bond was settled at $1million and it was lowered to $50 thousand. So the man paid 10% of that and he is out? Is that normal activity to lower bonds that much?

stephen david watson - March 24, 2010 3:03 PM

Where do I find Texas information about the pros and cons concerning sexual assault of a five year old child (1st degree felony) vs. aggravated sexual assault (2nd degree felony)?

Thank you. sdw

cphtec - April 27, 2010 8:44 PM

My son just finished getting paroled 9 months of the two year sentence for possesion of cs with intent to deliver. Four months our he gets arrest on the same thing. With the exception that they the cops went to were he lived and found more drugs (were not in his possesion)and now they charged him with inhanced charges of his possesion with intent to deliver which they charged him with first degree felony. What is the least time he can be facing

Rebecca - May 8, 2010 9:35 PM

My brother has just picked up these charges: 1st degree felony on controlled substance with intent to deliver,3rd degree felony on firearm(9mm pistol) possesion and 1 misd. for marijuana poss. What would be the severity of his punishment worst case scenario? They also siezed his truck and 1,300.00 cash money.THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY AND TIME.

Phil - June 15, 2010 11:13 AM

If one has been convicted multiple times of aggravated sexual assault and has already served over 20 years for those crimes what punishment generally awaits that person if they then, upon release, commit the same crime?

amy - June 30, 2010 2:05 AM

friend charged withtwo counts of aggervated robbery has numerous misd. but no felonies what is he facing and could he get probabtion

Anthony - June 30, 2010 5:23 PM

i let my friend use my truck. i saw he had a bag of weed i told him i dont want it in my truck and he put it in my tool box we get to the place he was going to sell the drug and i find out he had 250 pills 2 8balls of cock and a less then an OZ of weed, one was a 1st degree felony one was a 2nd degree the other was a 5th dagree..it was a police set up and he has sold to the officer 2 other times befor busted on the 3rd, only thing i did was get the weed out of the back of my truck..im being charged with the same thing untell court...will i go to prison? (my first drug offence) plz help me.

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mark - November 8, 2010 8:30 PM

my wife did a crime murder for hire she met with a cop and arrested her on site she has 1st degree felony how long will she spend in jail

halo - April 21, 2011 2:41 PM

four of my friends were caught with over 4 grams but less then 200 grams of meth. 3 of them got the charge but the other one got off with just a possession of marijuana. the three that have the charges on them could possibly face prison time. 2 of them were bailed out of jail, but the other one is still in there, which i am really only concerned about him being in there because he is a very special person to me. the two that are out on bond are trying to blame it all on him. and i dont know what to do to help him. do you think he will face prison time, if so, how long? it is his first felony. he has had a couple cases before that were dropped but this is a big deal. i am worried and i would really appreciate it if someone could help me out?

halo - April 21, 2011 2:43 PM

they were charged with manufacturing and delivering the controlled substance. i forgot to add that. is there anyway he will be able to get off the charge? i am so scared and worried for him & his family.

Connie - October 28, 2011 1:47 PM

My 3 month old grandson was shaken by his babysitter and now is destined for a life long battle. They charged her with a first degree felony charge, but my fear is because it is her first offense will she be given minimal time? Is this true? Our baby will have a life long sentence... Just am curious. Thanks!!!

Coop - February 16, 2012 9:28 PM

My cousin was recently arrested for Man del cs pg1 4g 200g in Texas. This is her first felony offense, and is being held with a $100,000 surety bond. What kind of sentencing is she looking at, being her first offense? Any possibility of probation in Kaufman county, or will she be headed to jail? Thanks

natalie - August 27, 2012 3:06 PM

My husband was arrest last year for child abuse/excessive pain in Marietta GA. its considered a first degree felony. What kind of punishment could he be facing????

natalie - August 27, 2012 3:07 PM

My husband was arrest last year for child abuse/excessive pain in Marietta GA. its considered a first degree felony. What kind of punishment could he be facing????

natalie - August 27, 2012 3:08 PM

My husband was arrest last year for child abuse/excessive pain in Marietta GA. its considered a first degree felony. What kind of punishment could he be facing????

Trevor - December 2, 2012 9:26 PM

Yes, i was just arrested for POSS CS PG 1 >=4G and i have a previous possession of marijuana less then 2 oz. in grayson county, but both charges happened at the same time. But they got a search warrant to open my safe which they took at the time they found the marijuana, and i bonded out and then they immediately put out a search warrant a day after i bonded out. So i have to 2 charges but they happened at the same time. And these 2 arrests which should have been 1 were my first time getting into trouble. What kind of punishment am i looking at? Any Prison time?

trevor - December 2, 2012 9:28 PM

POSS CS PG 1 >=4G

trevor - December 2, 2012 9:31 PM

POSS CS PG 1 >=4G Less then 200G with intent to deliver**

patricia - April 4, 2013 11:19 AM

my boyfriend is 17 and he has 2 charges.. man del cs pg 1 =4g

CRYSTAL R. - March 4, 2014 7:00 AM

1st offense 1st time felony arrest, POSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 1-4G -PG-1. Two separate drugs both under 4G one Meth ,second being Heroin. What can i expect on the outcome of these charges? Please my court appointed is not working for me im in trouble and very worried. Also my vehical had in my possession for past year was impounded and personal belongings still inside with no way of getting just the personal items out because i dont have title and cant get in touch with my ex who holds title. What can be done? My pictures, W2, birth certificates etc.. Hope this reaches you and gets a response. Thank you.

dessie - April 23, 2014 4:58 PM

My grandson's mother (ex-daughterinlaw) arrested for 2nd DWI and aggravated assault with serious bodily injury (with a car while DWI). What are the possibilities of punishment in Williamson County? Worried about grandson and our son (father) may seek custody if she faces prison or at least 6 months away.

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