By Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
A felony is any crime which carries with it over one year of possible punishment.
This is the law in every state including Texas. This is because it is the federal law definition and the federal law is supreme.
Below is a list of common felonies. Don’t hit the panic button just because a charge is categorized as a felony. Many of these charges carry possible probation even in the event of conviction.
Examples of common felonies in Texas include:
- Possession of Controlled Substances such as cocaine, heroine, or methamphetamine;
- Possession of prescription pills by non-prescription holder such as Adderall, or over 28 grams of hydrocodone, oxycontin, or Ambien;
- Possession of Marijuana over 4 oz.;
Driving While Intoxicated Charges:
- DWI 3rd or greater;
- DWI with a Child;
- Intoxicated Assault;
- Intoxicated Manslaughter;
Theft Related Charges:
- Any Theft Over $2,500;
- Money Laundering;
- Aggravated Robbery;
- Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon;
- Aggravated Assault;
- Assault by Impeding Airway;
- Injury to Child;
- Injury to Elderly;
- Burglary of a Building;
- Burglary of a Habitation;
- Sexual Assault
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Indecency With a Child (by contact or exposure)
- Sexual Assault of a Child (Statutory Rape)
- Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child under 14
- Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child under 6
- Continuous Sexual Assault of Child or Young Children
Obviously this is not an exclusive list but it hopefully give you an idea.
*Jeremy Rosenthal is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas.