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Criminal Defense Lawyer in McAllen

Felonies are reserved for the most serious crimes. At The Christopher P. Cavazos Law Firm, PLLC, we have a proven track record of dismissals, acquittals, and dramatically reduced charges for clients who have faced felony charges. The earlier you have a criminal defense attorney work on your case, the better your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome. Have our firm guide you through the process, from the investigations all the way to negotiations or trial.

We can represent clients facing any type of felony, including:

  • Felony DWI Charges: In Texas, a 3rd DWI conviction is considered a felony, and will include steep fines, years of imprisonment, and a suspension of your driver's license. In addition, drunk driving that caused serious bodily injury can also be charged as a felony.
  • Felony Drug Charges: Drug crimes are typically prosecuted as felonies when they involve a high quantity of drugs.
  • Felony Sex Crimes: Examples of sex crimes that are usually charged as felonies include aggravated assault, sex acts with a minor, failure to register as a sex offender, etc.



What Are the Felony Classifications in Texas?

State Jail Felonies Examples:

  • Criminally Negligent Homicide
  • DWI with child passenger
  • Forgery

For state jail felonies your penalties can include 180 days to 2 years in jail a fine of up to $10,000.

Third Degree Felonies Examples:

  • Third DWI
  • Intoxication assault
  • Aggravated perjury

For third degree felonies your penalties can include a $10,000 fine and two to ten years imprisonment.

Second Degree Felonies Examples:

  • Bribery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Manslaughter

For second degree felonies your penalties can include a $10,000 fine and two to 20 years imprisonment.

First Degree Felonies Examples:

  • Aggravated robbery
  • Burglary
  • Murder

For first degree felonies your penalties can include a $10,000 fine and life imprisonment.

Capital Felonies Examples:

  • Murder of a public safety officer
  • Multiple murders
  • Murder of a judge

For capital felonies your penalties can result in life without parole or even punishable by death.

What Are the Penalties for Felony Offenses?

Felonies are punishable by more than a year of imprisonment, fines, and a criminal record. Depending on the type of crime and whether there are any aggravating circumstances, you could be facing years in prison and steep fines.

When you have served your time, you may have trouble finding employment and decent housing due to your criminal record. It is important that you fight your charges with an experienced McAllen criminal defense attorney at our law firm.

We can help you develop an effective strategy and work to preserve your interests. Our law firm has a former prosecutor who is well-versed in how crimes are investigated and prosecuted, as well as how cases are prepared. We know how to attack the weaknesses in a prosecutor's case and how to fight for a better outcome.

Let's Discuss Your Charges During a Free Consultation

If you are under investigation for a felony or facing charges, or would like to seek early termination of probation, speak with a criminal defense lawyer about what to do next. Our team can inform you of your rights, explore your options, and advise you on the next steps you need to take in order to protect your future.

Start with a free initial consultation by calling us at (956) 290-8911.

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Christopher Cavazos is an excellent lawyer he always kept in communication with me and kept me updated at all times.

- Evans P.
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Why Choose Our Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys? 

Hands-On, Considerate, & Extensive Experience in the Criminal & Family Courts

Our McAllen attorneys directly handle each case we taken on, so you can rest assured you are getting the fully qualified help you need. Our attorneys provide invaluable insights from their years of experience, including that of working as a prosecutor. With our legal team on your side, you will be prepared at every step of your criminal defense or family law case. If you are seeking a legal team that is well-prepared to exploit any weakness in the prosecutor’s or opposition’s case, look no further than The Christopher P. Cavazos Law Firm, PLLC. We will work tirelessly to build the proactive defense or compassionate advocacy you need.

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