Repeat misdemeanors offenders enhanced sentencing

| Nov 10, 2010 | Criminal Defense |

     TEXAS PENAL CODE §12.43:  PENALTIES FOR REPEAT AND HABITUAL MISDEMEANOR OFFENDERS

 

(a)   If it is shown on the trial of a Class A misdemeanor that the defendant has been before convicted of a Class A misdemeanor or any degree of felony, on conviction he shall be punished by:

(1)   a fine not to exceed $4,000;

(2)   confinement in jail for any term of not more than one year or less than 90 days; or

(3)   both such fine and confinement.

(b)  If it is shown on the trial of a Class B misdemeanor that the defendant has been before convicted of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or any degree of felony, on conviction he shall be punished by:

(1)   a fine not to exceed $2,000;

(2)   confinement in jail for any term of not more than 180 days or less than 30 days; or

(3)   both such fine and confinement.