A third degree felony is a crime that carries a penalty of 2 to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000. Some examples of third degree felonies in Texas include possession of 5 to 50 pounds of marijuana and a drive-by shooting with no injury.
Theft of property valued at $20,000 or more (but less than $100,000) is also an example of a third degree felony.
It is possible to get probation in place of a prison sentence. Conditions of probation may include completing a rehabilitation program, community service or up to 180 days of incarceration in a county jail.