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What sentence am I facing if I have a prior felony?

On Behalf of | Nov 19, 2021 | Criminal Defense |

If you or a loved one is a repeat or habitual felony offender accused of a crime, it is absolutely critical that you get proper advice from a trial lawyer. Attorney Clarissa Fernandez Pratt has had lot of success getting one or two priors waived for the purposes of sentencing. Please call our office at 210-417-4590.

One prior felony

if you have been convicted of a prior felony (not including state jail felony) and are later convicted of another felony, the punishment ranges bump up one higher degree.

3rd degree becomes 2nd degree punishment range.

2nd degree becomes 1st degree punishment range.

1st degree punishment range becomes minimum 15 years up to life.

Two prior felonies

If you have previously been convicted of two prior felonies (not including state jail felony) from separate offenses, then your punishment range is now a minimum of 25 years imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to life.

How can I avoid a long prison sentence?

When your back is against the wall and you are facing a new felony case and have a prior, you have two options to fight the case (1) get the new case dismissed or reduced or (2) challenge the prior conviction judgement. Your lawyer should challenge the validity of the stop, the search, the interrogation, the arrest, the indictment, the enhancement paragraph and any other issues that may arise. You may also be able to challenge the prior conviction judgement.

Clarissa Fernandez Pratt, Attorney at Law is very knowledgeable on how to challenge a case and reducing a charge. Please call our office at 210-417-4590 for a free consultation.