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SECTION 55.05
Classifications of felonies and misdemeanors
Penal (PEN) CHAPTER 40, PART 2, TITLE E, ARTICLE 55
§ 55.05 Classifications of felonies and misdemeanors.

1. Felonies. Felonies are classified, for the purpose of sentence,
into five categories as follows:

(a) Class A felonies;

(b) Class B felonies;

(c) Class C felonies;

(d) Class D felonies; and

(e) Class E felonies.

Class A felonies are subclassified, for the purpose of sentence, into
two categories as follows: subclass I and subclass II, to be known as
class A-I and class A-II felonies, respectively.

2. Misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are classified, for the purpose of
sentence, into three categories as follows:

(a) Class A misdemeanors;

(b) Class B misdemeanors; and

(c) Unclassified misdemeanors.