What Is A 3g or Aggravated Offense?

What Is A 3g or Aggravated Offense?

- RJ, Texas

Answer:

3g or aggravated offenses are found in section 3g of article 42.12 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. These are felonies for which if convicted a person must serve one half or a minimum of two years, day for day, before becoming parole eligible. These include any offense in which a deadly weapon finding is made.

For example, if someone was sentenced to two years for felony DWI they would serve less than that before becoming eligible for parole. If a deadly weapon finding was made they would have to serve all two years, day for day. Examples of 3g offenses include murder and aggravated sexual assault.

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