For detailed information on certain penalties, review the chart below:
Felony Punishment Ranges
|Degree||Penal Code||Confinement||Optional Fine|
|1 - Capital felony||§12.31||Life in prison or death †††||None|
|2 - 1st degree felony||§12.32||Life or 5 to 99 years in prison||$10,000|
|3 - 2nd degree felony||§12.33||2 to 20 years in prison||$10,000 maximum|
|4 - 3rd degree felony||§12.34||2 to 10 years in prison||$10,000 maximum|
|5 - State-jail felony||§12.35||180 days to 2 years in state jail||$10,000 maximum|
|6 - State-jail felony ∆||§12.35(c)||2 to 10 years in prison||$10,000 maximum|
††† – The U.S. Supreme Court held the imposition of the death penalty for offenses committed when the defendant was under 18 years of age under constitutional in Roper v. Simmons, 543 U.S. 551 (2005).
∆ – Committed while using or exhibiting a deadly weapon or by individual previously convicted of certain felonies or any felony for which the judgement contains a finding of use or exhibition of a deadly weapon.
Misdemeanor Punishment Ranges
|Class||Penal Code||Confinement||Optional Fine|
|Class A Misdemeanor||§12.21||Up to 1 year in county jail||$4,000 maximum|
|Class B Misdemeanor||§12.22||Up to 180 days in county jail||$2,000 maximum|
|Class C Misdemeanor||§12.33||None||$500 maximum|
Enhanced Misdemeanor Punishment Ranges*
|Class||Penal Code||Enhancement||Enhanced Punishment Range|
|Class A Misdemeanor||§12.43(a)||Prior Class A misdemeanor or any felony||(1) $4,000 maximum; (2) 90 days to 1 year in county jail; or (3) Both|
|Class B Misdemeanor||§12.43(b)||Prior Class A or Class B misdemeanor or any felony||(1) $2,000 maximum; (2) 30 to 180 days in county jail; or (3) Both|
|Class C Misdemeanor (§42.01, disorderly conduct; §49.02, public intoxication only)||§12.43(c)||Any combination of 3 prior convictions under §42.01 or §49.02 within 24 months before commission of current offense||(1) $2,000 maximum; (2) Up to 180 days in county jail; or (3) Both|
* If an offense contains a specific enhancement provision increasing punishment, the specific provision controls over Pen §12.43. Pen §12.43(d).