Texas Penal Code
Sec. § 12.04
Classification of Felonies


(a)

Felonies are classified according to the relative seriousness of the offense into five categories:

(1)

capital felonies;

(2)

felonies of the first degree;

(3)

felonies of the second degree;

(4)

felonies of the third degree; and

(5)

state jail felonies.

(b)

An offense designated a felony in this code without specification as to category is a state jail felony.
Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 1125, ch. 426, art. 2, Sec. 3, eff. Jan. 1, 1974; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.
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