Navigating Felony Charges
Your Texas Defense Attorney
Facing felony charges is a daunting experience that requires the best legal assistance. In Texas, the
consequences of a felony conviction can be significant and life-altering. At Zuniga Law Offices, we
understand the gravity of felony charges and offer legal support to individuals in need of a strong
defense. With a proven track record of success, our experience is here to guide you through the
complexities of the legal system and fight for your rights
Understanding Felony Charges in Texas
Felony charges are some of the most serious criminal offenses in Texas, classified into five degrees:
Capital Felony, First-Degree Felony, Second-Degree Felony, Third-Degree Felony, and State Jail
Felony. Each degree carries varying penalties, but all have the potential to result in substantial fines,
lengthy imprisonment, probation, and a permanent criminal record.
Capital Felony: Reserved for the most heinous crimes, capital felonies can lead to the death penalty
or life imprisonment without parole upon conviction.
First-Degree Felony: Convictions of first-degree felonies can lead to a sentence of 5 to 99 years or
life in prison, along with a fine of up to $10,000.
Second-Degree Felony: Penalties for second-degree felonies include imprisonment for 2 to 20
years and a fine not exceeding $10,000.
Third-Degree Felony: A conviction for a third-degree felony can result in 2 to 10 years in prison
and a fine of up to $10,000.
State Jail Felony: The least severe among felonies, state jail felonies can lead to 180 days to 2 years
in a state jail facility and a fine of up to $10,000.
Felony Convictions and Collateral Consequences
Beyond the direct legal penalties, felony convictions carry a host of collateral consequences that can
impact various aspects of your life:
1. Employment: Felony convictions can severely limit job prospects, as many employers conduct
background checks and are hesitant to hire individuals with criminal records.
2. Housing: Finding suitable housing becomes challenging, as landlords often screen applicants for
3. Voting Rights: In Texas, felony convictions result in the temporary loss of voting rights during
incarceration and parole.
4. Professional Licenses: Many professions require licenses, and felony convictions can lead to the
revocation or denial of such licenses.
5. Education: Some educational institutions may reject applicants with felony convictions, limiting
opportunities for personal growth and advancement.
Constructing an Effective Defense
Building a strong legal defense against felony charges is a complex process that requires legal
expertise and a thorough understanding of the law. At Zuniga Law Offices, we meticulously
investigate the circumstances of your case, review evidence, and develop tailored defense strategies.
Some common defense approaches include challenging evidence legality, asserting self-defense,
proving lack of intent, highlighting procedural errors, or negotiating plea agreements to reduce
Our Commitment to You
Facing felony charges can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to navigate this challenging journey
alone. Our dedicated defense team at Zuniga Law Offices is committed to providing unwavering
support, personalized legal strategies, and aggressive advocacy to secure the best possible outcome
for your case. We understand the nuances of the Texas legal system and work tirelessly to protect
your rights and future. Your Texas felony lawyer should have a well rounded knowledge of the legal
system and be your asset in the face of adversity.
Don’t Fight Your Charges Alone
At Zuniga Law Offices, we can evaluate the multiple factors surrounding your charges and
develop a tailored defense plan specific to your case. As a Houston drug crime lawyer, I
possess the knowledge to identify the most effective defense strategy for your situation.
Additionally, I offer comprehensive support and guidance at every stage of the process.
Call 713-DRUG LAW (378-4529) now for your free consultation.