Types of Misdemeanor Charges in Texas
Charges for misdemeanor crimes can carry steep penalties. Since these crimes can cover such a wide range of issues, it is not uncommon to speak with clients who are not aware of their options and possible consequences. It can be tempting to face these issues on your own, but we frequently see that result in poor plea agreements that still leave the convicted in an unfavorable situation.
This is a general outline of the penalties one could face if charged with a misdemeanor:
- Class A misdemeanor:
- Up to 1 year in county jail
- Fine of up to $4, 000
- Class B misdemeanor:
- Up to 180 days in county jail
- Fine of up to $2, 000
- Class C misdemeanor:
- Fine of up to $500
Note that class C misdemeanors do not not usually entail jail time.
At Labovitz Law Firm, our misdemeanor defense lawyers have over 16 years of experience and provide aggressive strategies for large and small cases in Arlington. We are a small firm able to dedicate ourselves to each client and really investigate the details of each case.
Misdemeanor Examples & Defense Strategies in Texas
Just because your case might not seem like a serious offense does not mean that you should treat it lightly. It's important to get in touch with an attorney as soon as you are faced with your charges so that you can build a strong defense from the very outset. Learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with Labovitz Law Firm today.
Examples of misdemeanor cases our criminal defense firm handles include:
- Drug possession
- Domestic disturbance
- Drug Possession Crimes
- Simple Assault
There are varying degrees for misdemeanors. Depending on the severity of your crime, you could see enhanced charges or a higher class of crime. The result of these enhanced charges can be increased jail time as well as additional restrictions. Crimes which may seem simple or small on the surface can still bear a heavy toll for the convicted. Our lawyers work hard to protect each client's rights even in the seemingly smallest cases.
Our approach to misdemeanor defense includes:
- Interviewing you to discuss your case and get your picture of events.
- Developing a full view of your case through investigating every detail from your arrest, police reports, and lab details or sobriety tests.
- Interviewing all available witnesses, as well as preparing them for trial.
- Where evidence doesn't support the charges, we can aggressively seek dismissal or a reduction of charges.
- If going to trial becomes necessary or favorable, we stand for you in court.