Fort Worth Felony Charges

By Jeff Kennedy

Were You Charged With A Felony in Fort Worth?

You only get one life, and you don’t want to live it as a convicted felon. Hire a Fort Worth felony charge lawyer who won’t let you give up on your future.

There are no perfect people. Everyone makes mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes can cost you big time. Laws can be confusing, and whether you knew you were committing a crime or not, a felony conviction will impact your life forever. Your future depends on your will to fight against a conviction.

A Fort Worth felony lawyer from the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy can help you fight for your future. We’ll go to the mat for you, and, even when you’re ready to give up, we’ll remind you of how important it is to keep your criminal record felony-free. We will do everything we can to get your charges dropped, dismissed, or reduced.

What Are The Penalties for Felony Offenses in Fort Worth?

When you’ve been charged with a felony in Fort Worth, it’s important that you know what kinds of penalties you will face if convicted. You need to know so you can make decisions about how best to fight your charge and what deals you might be willing to accept.

For example, if the prosecution offers to drop your charge from a felony to a misdemeanor if you plead guilty, will you be willing to accept that reduction, or would you rather fight to get the charges completely dismissed? You need all the available information to make a decision.

The following are the Texas penalties for different levels of felony offenses:

  • State Jail Felony – Punishable by 180 days to two years in state jail and a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • Third-Degree Felony – Punishable by between two and ten years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • Second-Degree Felony – Punishable by between two and twenty years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • First-Degree Felony – Punishable by between five and ninety-nine years or life in prison, as well as a fine not to exceed $10,000
  • Capital Felony – Punishable by execution

Common Examples of Texas Felonies

The following are some examples of Fort Worth crimes that could be considered felonies under Texas law:

  • State Jail Felony Examples – Theft of property valued between $1,500 and $20,000, credit card abuse, and certain drug offenses
  • Third-Degree Felony Examples – Theft of property valued between $20,000 and $100,000 and a drive-by shooting with no injuries
  • Second-Degree Felony Examples – Theft of property with a value between $100,000 and $200,000, reckless injury to a child, and aggravated assault
  • First-Degree Felony Examples – Theft of property valued over $200,000 and aggravated sexual assault
  • Capital Felony Examples – Murder

Contact a Fort Worth Felony Attorney

Everyone knows that a felony on your record is no joke. Trying to fight a felony charge alone is just not worth the risk. Once you’ve been branded a felon, it’s usually for life, but there are ways to fight against a conviction. And you may need the help of an experienced defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeff C. KennedyGive us a call at 817-605-1010 or complete the online contact form at the bottom of the page.


Jeff C. Kennedy was the light of hope at the end of very dark storm. He was not only able to defend my case swiftly, but had the alleged charges dismissed completely. His calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My children and I are eternally grateful for his excellent service and I hereby recommend Jeff C. Kennedy without reservation.


Jeff Kennedy truly cares. He and his staff kept me informed all the way throughout my case and provided me with all my options and the potential outcomes for my case. When the day finally arrived to resolve my case, Jeff was able to negotiate a reduction to a lesser charge. He was well prepared and coordinated everything perfectly. Jeff is not only a good lawyer, but a good man.


I hired Mr. Jeff Kennedy to handle a DWI charge. From day one, I knew I had picked the right attorney. Jeff always took the time to answer any of my questions, treated me very professionally, and truly cared about my case. I have never been in any kind of trouble before and I was very nervous about the thought of going to trial. Jeff thoroughly explained the entire process to me and made me feel at ease. Jeff took my case to trial and the jury found me NOT GUILTY!


Jeff Kennedy is a professional, intelligent, easy-to-talk-to lawyer with an excellent understanding of how the system works. Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car. This has been my only big mistake in life so far (hopefully the last) and I am glad he was there to walk me through it. You will not regret hiring him.

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