Criminal Defense

Being investigated or charged with committing a crime in Texas, especially when you did not commit one, is a very serious, overwhelming, and stressful experience. If you have been charged with a crime it is important that you hire a skilled criminal defense attorney to assist in keeping a bad situation from being much worse than it needs to be. 

​The Game Plan

At Nii Amaa Ollennu Law Firm, PLLC, you can expect exactly what you deserve from your attorney — a dedicated, competent, honest, and knowledgeable lawyer who will provide you with an aggressive defense. We will explore every aspect of your case and meticulously review every piece of evidence. Call us or send us a message now to schedule your free consultation.

What's at Stake?

The Texas Penal Code classifies crimes into two broad areas — misdemeanors and felonies. Within these areas, different levels of seriousness will determine the potential punishment one could face if convicted. Below, you can find the ordinary maximum punishments for each classification when the individual is over 18 years old when the offense is committed.


Class A (Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 12.21.):

  • Fine not to exceed $4,000; and/or
  • Jail term no greater than one (1) year
Class B (Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 12.22.):
  • Fine not to exceed $2,000; and/or
  • Jail term no greater than 180 days
Class C (Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 12.23.):
  • Fine not to exceed $500


Capital Felony  (Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 12.31.):

  • Life in prison without parole; or
  • Death
First Degree (Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 12.32.):
  • Fine not to exceed $10,000; and
  • Life in prison; or
  • Prison term between 5-99 years
Second Degree (Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 12.33.):
  • Fine not to exceed $10,000; and
  • Prison term between 2-20 years
Third Degree (Tex. Penal Code Ann. §1 2.34.):
  • Fine not to exceed $10,000; and
  • Prison term between 2-10 years
State Jail (Tex. Penal Code Ann. §§ 12.04, 12.35.):
  • Fine not to exceed $10,000; and
  • State Jail term between 180 days and 2 years