Felony Bail Bondsman
In Texas, like most other places, crimes are divided into two primary categories – felonies and misdemeanors. Felonies are considered to be more egregious crimes and carry harsher penalties than misdemeanors. Various crimes are classified as felonies and, depending on the nature of the crime, can be sub-categorized into separate classifications that follow corresponding sentencing guidelines. It is important to remember that penalties for committing a crime vary based on several factors including the criminal history of the defendant, whether or not the crime was violent and the discretion of the presiding judge. With three convenient locations across Hidalgo County, Rodriguez Bail Bonds can quickly and effectively post your felony bail in Weslaco, TX. Talk to a knowledgeable and helpful bondsman now to make bail and get your loved one home.
The primary difference between felony and misdemeanor offenses is the severity of the punishments prescribed for each. For instance, felony crimes are punishable by sentences in a state jails and penitentiaries where misdemeanors sentences are limited to local or county jails. In addition to longer prison terms, felonies also have larger fines due to their categorization as more serious crimes.
Other penalties that can result from a felony conviction include the revocation of your right to vote, own a firearm and be granted certain state professional licenses.
The state of Texas divides felonies into several classes.
- State Jail Felony: Felony crimes without a designated class are considered a state jail felony. State jail felonies can be elevated to third-degree felonies if there was a weapon present during the commission of the crime or if the defendant has a felonious criminal history. A sentence for a state jail felony can range from 180 days to two years in a state jail and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
- Third-Degree: Considered the least severe class of specified felony crimes, third-degree felonies can result in a prison term of two to ten years and a fine of up to $10,000. One typical third-degree felony in Texas is the possession of five to 50 pounds of marijuana.
- Second Degree: These crimes carry a prison sentence of two years to 20 years and a fine of no more than $10,000.
- First-Degree: Considered the most egregious class of felony, first-degree felonies are punishable with sentences ranging from five years to 99 years or life imprisonment. An example of a first-degree felony is the sexual assault of a child.
- Capital Felony: Punishable by the death penalty or life without parole, capital felonies are reserved for crimes such as murder. If a defendant is a juvenile at the time when they commit the crime and the prosecution elects not to try them as an adult or pursue the death penalty, the defendant will face life in prison.
With our almost 40 years of experience, Rodriguez Bail Bonds is the bondsman you can count on for felony bail in Weslaco, TX. We guarantee to get you bailed out fast and back home as quickly as possible. Don’t wait in jail any longer, call us now.