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Violent Felonies

If you've been accused of first degree felony, you should IMMEDIATELY contact an experienced attorney.  First degree felony offenses include:

  • Murder

  • Aggravated Robbery

  • Aggravated Kidnapping

  • Aggravated Sexual Assault

  • Aggravated Assault against a Public Servant

  • Escape from custody causing serious bodily injury

First degree felony offenses carry a minimum punishment of 5 years in prison up a maximum of 99 years in prison (Life).   If you or a loved one has been accused of one of the offenses listed above, you need to hire an experienced trial attorney to represent you in court.

Get the Help You Need When Facing Charges of Violent Felonies

Being charged with a violent felony can be a nerve-wracking experience. These charges are very serious, and they need to be responded to appropriately with a strong and timely criminal defense strategy. Below, you'll find the answers to a few of the common questions people have when they or someone they know is facing violent felony charges.

Are Violent Felony Charges That Serious?

The answer is unequivocally yes. Charges involving violent felonies carry possible sentences of prison time, monetary penalties, and lifelong challenges with employment if you are found guilty. Any criminal charge should be considered as serious. It's important to discuss your case, concerns and possible outcomes with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.

What Are the Possible Consequences of a Guilty Verdict?

If you are convicted of a violent felony, a lengthy prison term is very possible. These can range from a few years to decades, depending on the severity of the crime and whether you have any previous convictions. You may also be ordered to pay thousands in fines. Even after you serve your time, you can face issues trying to get a job. This is because many employers won't or can't hire someone who has a violent felony conviction.

It's normal to be worried and not sure what to do if you find yourself facing the possibility of violent felony charges in Austin, Texas. It's vital to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. The team at the Law Office of Jorge Vela can help you understand the possible outcomes and your options for defense.

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Experienced
Violent Felony
Defense Attorney

Trial Attorney

If you or a loved one have been accused of a first degree felony offense, you need to hire an attorney you can trust.  Jorge Vela worked as a violent felony prosecutor in both central and south Texas.  As a prosecutor, he handled cases of murder, manslaughter, solicitation of capital murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, and aggravated assault of a public servant. 


His experience took him to crime laboratories, medical examiners offices, and crime scenes.  He worked closely with ballistics experts, medical examiners, and crime scene specialists. 


Now, as a defense attorney, he is using the inside knowledge he gained as a prosecutor to defend individuals accused of serious crimes.  If you or a loved one has been accused of a first degree felony, hire an attorney you can trust to handle the most complex criminal matters.  Contact the Law Office of Jorge Vela for a free consultation today.

Get in Touch

505 W. 12th Street, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78701

512-537-1237

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