Misdemeanor Offenses in Texas
Protect Yourself with a Dallas Misdemeanor Crime Attorney
If you are facing a misdemeanor in Texas, you could be facing fines or jail time. Though your penalties are not as severe as those for felony convictions, your life could still be greatly impacted. What many individuals are not aware of are the effects of misdemeanors on everyday situations, such as:
- Finding a job
- Renting / buying a home
- Other necessary aspects of life
At Scott H. Palmer, P.C., we are dedicated to fighting on your behalf and protecting your future from the adverse effects of criminal convictions.
Learn more about our services from a capable Dallas misdemeanor crime lawyer. Call (214) 891-3382 today!
Types of Misdemeanors in Texas
Misdemeanor offenses are much more common than felony charges. Typically, misdemeanors are crimes that do not include violence or a major cause of property damage. Some of the common types of misdemeanors in Texas include the following:
- Disorderly conduct
- First Offense DWI
- Petty theft
- Some drug crimes
Texas Misdemeanor Penalties
Whether you are convicted of petty theft or other crimes, you can trust that our firm has the experience and expertise necessary to effectively represent your interests and advocate on your behalf!
Take a look at the following penalties for misdemeanors in TX:
- Class A Misdemeanor: Penalties include a fine of no more than $4,000 and/or up to 1 year in a county jail. Examples of Class A misdemeanors include burglary, theft of property valued at $500 but less than $1,500, or stalking without bodily injury.
- Class B Misdemeanor: Penalties include a fine of no more than $2,000 and/or up to 180 days in a county jail. Examples of Class B misdemeanors include theft of property valued at $20 but less than $150, drunk driving, possession of up to 4oz of marijuana, making terrorist threats.
- Class C Misdemeanor: Penalty is restricted to a fine of no more than $500. Examples of Class C misdemeanors include theft of property valued at less than $20, assault without injury, producing or selling term papers for others, or attending a dog fight.
While the sentence for your conviction depends on your previous record and the case details, we will always fight for the least possible sentence available to you.
Skilled Defense Team Just a Phone Call Away!
Our team of knowledgeable Dallas misdemeanor crime attorneys includes a former felony prosecutor and a Board Certified Criminal Defense Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Scott Palmer). With that sort of expertise on your side, you can trust that you will have an advantage in the courtroom. We will walk you through your options in every step of your case proceedings and let you make choices and decisions in your case.
At Scott H. Palmer, P.C., our firm has a reputation for going the extra mile with our clients. This means that we are available to take your calls 24/7, and that we will work nights and weekends in order to obtain satisfactory results. We also take juvenile crime cases!
Take advantage of our experience and fight for your rights! Call (214) 891-3382 for a case evaluation.