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Felonies are very serious crimes, usually involving violence, where Texas law has imposed harsh punishments: felony sentences are usually for imprisonment for a number of years or for life (with or without parole).  Felony convictions under Texas law sometimes include the death penalty sentences.

Federal law also defines certain crimes to be felonies. The death penalty, or capital punishment, is also possible under federal law for certain felonies such as murder related to the smuggling of aliens (8 U.S.C. 1342) and murder committed during a drug-related drive-by shooting (18 U.S.C. 36).

Since felony convictions have such harsh punishments, the law has provided protections to insure that the criminal process is fair and that justice is served.  These include constitution protections, such as the Sixth Amendment requirement that a felony defendant can have the assistance of an attorney, and the Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate oneself (you do not have to testify against your own interests).

How Austin Felony Criminal Defense Attorney Eric Lim Can Help

Felony criminal defense lawyer Eric Lim represents clients charged with felonies in both state and federal district courts throughout Texas. His criminal defense experience includes representing clients in federal court, defending them against federal felony charges including Conspiracy, White Collar Crime, and Mail Fraud, as well as defendants charged with all types of serious Texas felonies, such as:
  • Murder
  • Deadly Conduct
  • Sexual Assault
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Robbery
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Felony DWI
  • Burglary
  • Felony Theft
  • Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
  • Indecency with a Child
  • Intoxication Assault
  • Intoxication Manslaughter
  • Manslaughter
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Aggravated Kidnapping.


Each felony case is unique, and the results for each case depend upon the facts of that particular alleged crime situation.  Criminal defense attorney, Eric Lim, has seen too many cases where an individual was being investigated for a serious felony, or any criminal matter, and decided to talk to a detective, state police trooper, or investigating officer. After speaking with them, without an attorney, often times statements that they intended to prove their innocence were used against them later in court. Always retain an attorney BEFORE speaking with any officer so that your individual situation can be properly assessed and handled by a professional. Call Eric Lim today for a free consultation at (512) 686-6546.

For a free consultation call Austin Criminal Defense Attorney, Eric Lim at (512) 686-6LIM (546)

Call (512) 686-6546 for a FREE consultation!