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What is a 12.44(a)?

| December 10, 2008

A 12.44(a) is a felony conviction, but with misdemeanor punishment. It’s named after section 12.44 of the Texas Penal Code: 12.44. REDUCTION OF STATE JAIL FELONY PUNISHMENT TO MISDEMEANOR PUNISHMENT. (a) A court may punish a defendant who is convicted of a state jail felony by imposing the confinement permissible as punishment for a Class […]