Felony Defense

Law Office Of Ronald L. Baron, PLLC is experienced in representing clients in a wide array of felony cases. Felony cases are more serious and often more complex than misdemeanors. Consequences of being convicted of a felony offense can include prison time, long-term probation and fines. It’s extremely important to retain the services of an experienced felony attorney to protect your freedom and potential ability to seal felony arrests and offenses off your record.

Felonies in Texas are divided into four categories based on the severity of their offense and punishment. Law Office Of Ronald L. Baron, PLLC can aggressively represent you on the following four categories of felonies in Texas:

1st Degree Felonies:

 1st Degree felonies are the most serious category of felony offenses. The conviction of a 1st Degree felony can result in penalties ranging from 5 -99 years in prison. Examples include:

  • Murder
  • Aggravated Robbery
  • Aggravated Kidnapping
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault of A Child

2nd Degree Felonies:

 2nd Degree Felonies require a more severe punishment than 3rd Degree Felonies or a State Jail Felony. Punishment for a 2nd Degree Felony can carry punishment of 2 -20 years in prison. Examples of a 2nd Degree Felony include:

  • Manslaughter or Intoxicated Manslaughter
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Bribery

3rd Degree Felonies:

Punishment for a 3rd Degree Felony can include 2-10 years in prison. Examples of a 3rd degree felony include:

  • DWI-3rd Offense
  • Stalking
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon
  • Tampering with evidence.

State Jail Felonies:

State Jail Felonies are the least severe level of felonies in Texas. Punishment can range from 180 Days-2 years in prison. Examples of State Jail Felonies include:

  • Burglary of a building
  • Criminal negligent homicide.
  • Possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance

For most felonies it’s possible to receive probation either via a pre-trial plea bargain or if convicted at trial. It’s also possible to receive deferred adjudication probation for many felony offenses. When a defendant is placed on deferred adjudication probation, if the defendant successfully completes the term of probation, the case will be dismissed, and the defendant won’t have a conviction regarding this case. If a felony case is dismissed via a deferred adjudication, the defendant is eligible to have this offense sealed via an Order of Non-Disclosure following an applicable waiting period.

Ron Baron is a skilled felony criminal defense attorney who has successfully represented clients in many felony offenses.