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Did you ever notice how many crimes involve fraud in the state of Texas? There’s no doubt about it; using fraudulent or deceptive practices for personal gain is a losing proposition. A Texas fraud conviction could mean heavy fines and time behind bars.


Intentional Deception

Harming or depriving others by fraudulent means is a crime in Houston. Just consider the following kinds of criminal fraud:

Repeat & Habitual Fraud Offenders

Repeat fraud and habitual offenders are subject to the following enhanced penalties:

  • Felony conviction other than state jail felony and two previous felonies – 25 years to life in state prison
  • First-degree felony and one previous felony conviction other than a state jail felony – 15 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000
  • Second-degree felony and one previous felony conviction other than a state jail felony – defendant can be punished for a first-degree felony
  • Third-degree felony and one previous felony conviction other than a state jail felony – defendant can be punished for a second-degree felony
  • State jail felony and two previous state jail felony convictions – defendant can be punished for a third-degree felony
  • State jail felony and two previous felony convictions – defendant can be punished for a second-degree felony
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