Many factors have and will continue to make headlines

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Many factors have and will continue to make headlines within our state and in our nation for years to come. But when it comes to the State of Texas, I do not see any changes coming soon enough over the horizon and for that, our Texas justice system must look at crime convicts more thoroughly and stop seeing the system from a victim's standpoint. Once this can happen, things will slowly start changing from a balanced point of view. Cited Sources - idUSN0730247320070813 (Maybe source. (Maybe source. - in-the-u-s-a-texas-sized-crisis - _lethally_deficient_direct_appeals_in_texas_death_penalty_cases__sept_2016_.pdf
- Offenses-byRange.pdf The major classifications of crime within the State of Texas are: Misdemeanors and Felonies. Although misdemeanors are a bit less on the crime meter, they are still serious. I say this because they are on your criminal record, regardless of the crime and if the crime is deemed a bit minor, you can get the crime expunged. With that said, misdemeanors range from Class C, being the lesser conviction to Class A, which is the top of the misdemeanor list. Penalties for misdemeanors are as follows: Class C is a fine up to $500 with takes place in the courts of the Municipal Courts or the Justice of the Peace, Class B is a fine up to $2,000 and up to 180 days (about 6 months) is state prison, and Class A is a fine up to $4,000 and up to 1 year in state prison. Misdemeanors may look minor, but they can add up to be just as serious. Next, we have Felonies. These crimes are profoundly serious in nature and usually come with jail time. For starters, there are five different level to a felony in the State of Texas. From the bottom to the top of the felony meter we have state jail felonies, 3 rd degree felonies, 2 nd degree felonies, 1 st degree felonies and finally, capital murder. With that said, let us start with state jail felonies, which is a fine of up to $10,000 and from 180 days (about 6 months) to 2 years in prison, 3 rd degree felonies have fines are up to $10,000 and between 2 years to 10 years in state prison, 2 nd degree felonies have fines up to $10,000 and between 2 years to 20 years in state prison, 1 st degree felonies have fines up to $10,000 and this sentence carries up to 5 years to 99 years in state prison or maximum security prison, and last we have capital murder. This sentence is for one that has murdered anything or anyone in which has life. This conviction does not carry any fines or restitution, but it does carry a life imprisonment

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