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Penal Code

Penalty Ranges from the Penal Code

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What is the penalty for a MC offense? Fine not to exceed $500
What is the penalty for a MB offense? Fine not to exceed $2000, confinement in jail not to exceed 180 days or both
What is the penalty for a MA offense? Fine not to exceed $4000, confinement in jail not to exceed one year or both
What is the penalty for a State Jail offense? Confinement in state jail for 180 days to 2 years, and an optional fine not to exceed $10,000
What is the penalty for a F3 offense? Imprisonment for 2-10 years, and optional fine not to exceed $10,000
What is the penalty for a F2 offense? Imprisonment for 2-20 years, and optional fine not to exceed $10,000
What is the penalty for a F1 offense? Imprisonment for 5-99 years, and optional fine not to exceed $10,000
What is the general penalty for a capital offense? Life without parole OR death
What is the penalty for a capital offense committed by a child under age 18 at the time of the offense? Life with the possibility of parole
What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony? Misdemeanors are punishable by confinement in the county jail; felonies by confinement in the State Jail or Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Bubba is charged with a State Jail felony in which he exhibited a deadly weapon. How will he be punished if convicted? He will be punished at the F3 level.
Bubba is charged with an F2 offense but he has one prior F3 conviction. How will he be punished if convicted? He will be punished at the F1 level.
Bubba is charged with an F1 offense, but he has one prior F2 conviction. How will he be punished if convicted? He will be punished at the F1 level.
What is a "3G" offense? "3G" is a reference to section 42.12(3G) of the CCP. It lists offenses considered so serious that the judges cannot offer probation.
Bubba is charged with F3 theft. He has a prior conviction for SJ theft. How will he be punished if convicted? He will be punished at the F3 level because his prior State Jail conviction cannot be used to enhance the penalty.
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