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McAllen Felony Lawyer

Experienced Defense Against Felony Charges in McAllen and Brownsville

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.

Types of Felony Charges

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 is a Felony in Texas?

In Texas, a felony is the most severe type of crime and often involves physical harm to another person. Felonies can result in lengthy jail sentences, heavy fines, or even the death penalty.

What Are the 5 Levels of Felonies in the State of Texas?

Felonies charges in Texas and convictions carry higher fines and longer jail sentences. From most to least severe:

  • Capital felony: Punishable by death, life imprisonment without parole, or life imprisonment
  • First-degree felony: Punishable by life imprisonment or 5 to 99 years in prison, as well as a fine of up to $10,000
  • Second-degree felony: Punishable by 2 to 20 years and up to $10,000
  • Third-degree felony: Punishable by 2 to 10 years
  • State jail felony: Punishable by $2,500 or more but less than $30,000
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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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Proven, Hands-On Representation Across Texas

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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