Houston, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: What is the sentence for a third degree felony for evading arrest in a stolen vehicle while on parole and on drugs ?

She was drugged up and not in her right mind.

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Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It sounds like she needs a good attorney and a lot of luck. Her parole could be revoked on the old charge and that could send her back to prison to finish her sentence on that old charge. Regarding the new charge, her sentence could be NOTHING if the prosecutor drops the case or can't prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. The "normal" punishment range on a third-degree felony is 2 to 10 years in prison. Since she is on parole that mean she has AT LEAST one prior felony conviction, so she could be sentenced as a REPEAT offender which increases the max to 20 years. However, if she has multiple prior felony convictions, then depending on the chronology of those convictions, she could be labeled a HABITUAL FELON which would increase the minimum punishment to 25 years and the maxiumum up to 99 years in prison.

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