Misdemeanor Offenses

There are three classifications of Misdemeanors in the State of Texas: A, B, and C. Class A and B misdemeanors are filed in County Court while Class C misdemeanors are filed in Municipal or Justice Court.

Class A Misdemeanors carry a range of punishment of up to one year in the county jail and a fine not to exceed $4000. This category includes such offenses as an Assault Causing Bodily Injury, Possession of Controlled Substances in Penalty Groups 3 and 4, Theft of Property Valued at $500 to $1500, and Driving While Intoxicated with a prior conviction.

Class B Misdemeanors carry a range of punishment of up to 180 days in the county jail and a fine not to exceed $2000. This category includes such offenses as possession of less than two ounces of marihuana, driving while intoxicated, and Theft of Property Valued at $50 to $500.

Class C Misdemeanors carry a punishment of a fine not to exceed $500. This category includes most traffic violations, Public Intoxication, and Minors in Possession of an Alcoholic Beverage. These offenses do not carry incarceration as a punishment, however, an individual can be arrested and held in custody pending bond for the offense.

Many people don not realize that a misdemeanor conviction is still a criminal conviction. In addition, being placed on deferred adjudication for a misdemeanor still carries lasting consequences even if you are not adjudicated. Before you decide to plea guilty to a misdemeanor you need to talk to experienced criminal defense attorney. The government may not have enough evidence against you to obtain a conviction or you may not understand the full extent of the consequences you face. Before agreeing to plead guilty or no contest to a misdemeanor case contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact Edward at 361-489-3414.

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