Consequences of Felony Crime Convictions in Texas
Posted By The Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 28-Dec-2014
After being convicted of a felony in Texas, you can expect severe legal consequences. You’ll likely serve a term of incarceration in prison, rather than the local jail, and you may be required to serve a period of probation upon your release. A sentence for a felony conviction may also involve substantial fines, mandatory education programs, and other penalties. However, even after serving your time and completing other requirements, you’ll likely find that the consequences of conviction follow you for your lifetime. Those accused of felony charges should consult a criminal defense lawyer to improve their chances of a favorable outcome.
Depending upon the exact offense, a felony conviction could mean the suspension of your driver’s license. For example, according to Texas law, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended upon conviction of a drug offense. DWI convictions may also involve license suspension.
The Texas penal code makes it illegal for a convicted felon to possess a firearm. Specifically, it is illegal to possess a gun after conviction and prior to the fifth anniversary of the felon’s release from confinement, supervision, or parole, whichever date is later.
Professional License Suspension
If you hold professional licenses, they may be automatically suspended following a felony conviction. One example involves healthcare providers. Under the Texas occupations code, the board will suspend the license of a person convicted of certain felonies and then hold a hearing.
In Texas, convicted felons are barred from exercising their right to vote unless they have been pardoned. Convicted felons may regain the right to vote if they have fully discharged their sentences.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, you’ll find a caring criminal defense team that will take the time to thoroughly answer all of your questions and prepare you for legal proceedings. Our criminal defense lawyer offers aggressive legal representation to those accused of offenses such as sex crimes, aggravated assault, DWI, and many other charges. Defendants in Dallas, Plano, and beyond can connect with us by calling .
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