San Antonio Felony Defense Lawyer

Representing Clients Charged with Serious Crimes in Bexar, Medina, and Comal Counties

Felony crimes are the most serious offenses under our criminal laws in Texas. A conviction of a felony offense can result in a substantial loss of one’s freedom and privileges. A criminal defendant has the right to be represented by a lawyer and the right to be tried by a jury of twelve of his peers. In many felony cases, an individual is aware of a pending investigation before his case is presented to the grand jury. In some cases, a lawyer may be able to help someone avoid indictment altogether by providing law enforcement or prosecutors a different look at the evidence.

At The Law Offices of Sam H. Lock, skilled attorney Sam Lock personally handles every case that comes through the door. He has dealt with felonies of all levels and is not afraid to represent even the toughest cases in San Antonio, Austin, Del Rio, El Paso, Midland, Pecos and Waco. Mr. Lock’s reputation as a fiercely dedicated criminal defense attorney has earned him recognition amongst his peers and his clients alike.

Felonies are punishable by a variety of penalties, including:

State Felonies

  • Punishment Range: 6 months to 2 years of state jail incarceration and an optional fine up to $10,000 fine or Community Supervision (commonly referred to as “Probation”) for up to 5 years and the same optional fine.
  • Offenses Include:
    • Driving While Intoxicated with a Passenger under 15
    • Evading Arrest with a Motor Vehicle
    • Possession of a Controlled Substance listed in Penalty Group 1 less than 1 gram of aggregate weight.  Common controlled substances include:  cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine
      • Possession of Marijuana over 4 ounces, but under 5 pounds
      • Recklessly Causing Bodily Injury to a Child under 15
      • Theft from $1,500 to $20,000 (including theft by check)
      • Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

3rd Degree Felonies

  • Punishment Range: 2 to 10 years of incarceration in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and an optional fine up to $10,000 or Community Supervision for up to 10 years and the same optional fine.
  • Offenses Include:
    • Assault on a Public Servant
    • Driving While Intoxicated Third Offense or More
    • Indecency with a Child by Exposure
    • Intoxication Assault
    • Possession of a Controlled Substance listed in Penalty Group 1 more than 1 gram but under 4 grams of aggregate weight
    • Possession of Marijuana over 5 pounds but under 50 pounds

2nd Degree Felonies

  • Punishment Range: 2 to 20 years of incarceration in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and an optional fine of up to $10,000 or Community Supervision for up to 10 years and the same optional fine.
  • Offenses Include: 
    • Aggravated Assault
    • Burglary of a Habitation
    • Indecency with a Child by Contact
    • Intoxication Manslaughter
    • Possession of a Controlled Substance listed in Penalty Group 1 more than 4 grams but under 200 grams of aggregate weight
    • Possession of Marijuana over 50 pounds but under 2,000 pounds
    • Robbery
    • Sexual Assault

1st Degree Felonies

  • Punishment Rage: 5 to 99 years or life incarceration in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and an optional fine up to $10,000 or Community Supervision for up to 10 years and the same optional fine.
  • Offenses Include:
    • Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant
    • Aggravated Robbery
    • Aggravated Sexual Assault
    • Intentionally or Knowingly Causing Serious Bodily Injury to a child under 15
    • Murder
    • Possession of a Controlled Substance listed in Penalty Group 1 that is more than 200 grams but under 400 grams of aggregate weight
    • Possession of Marijuana over 2,000 pounds

Special Felonies

  • Punishment Range: Punishment can range from 10 to 99 years or life incarceration in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and an optional fine up to $100,000 or Community Supervision for up to 10 years and the same optional fine.
  • Offenses Include:
    • Capital Murder (punishable by Death or Life Imprisonment)
    • Failure to Stop and Render Aid
    • Possession of a Controlled Substance listed in Penalty Group 1 that is more than 400 grams of aggregate weight

Call today to set up a free initial consultation with attorney Sam Lock. He will listen carefully to your case and speak frankly with you about your options. Unlike other firms, his first option is to prepare your case for trial, not to offer a plea bargain. Call the San Antonio office at 210-226-0965 or you can call the Seguin office at 830-372-1522 to set up an appointment.

***Not all offenses are eligible for community supervision.  Eligibility for community supervision depends on many factors not listed or discussed on this page.***
***This is a brief summary of offenses and available punishments.  For a further explanation or analysis please consult an attorney ***
***This is not intended to provide legal or professional advice.***

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Office

Bexar County

In the historic King William District

1011 S. Alamo,
San Antonio, Texas 78210
210-226-0965
888-726-5625 Toll Free
210-226-7540

Office

Guadalupe County

109 Court Street,
Seguin, Texas 78155
830-372-1522
888-726-5625 Toll Free