MISDEMEANOR CHARGES IN TEXAS
A misdemeanor charge should be taken very seriously because a conviction will become part of your permanent criminal record. It will show up on background checks, hampering your ability to get a job, an apartment and credit.
If you've been arrested for a misdemeanor it's extremely important that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney that has a primary goal of a dismissal or reduction in your misdemeanor charge.
There are three levels of Misdemeanors in Texas:
Examples include certain types of theft, possession of up to four ounces of marijuana, and DWI second offense. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in jail and up to $4,000 in fines.
Examples include possession of less than two ounces of marijuana and a DWI first offense. Class B misdemeanors are punishable by up to 180 days in jail and up to a $2,000 fine.
The most common type of misdemeanor, Class C charges include traffic tickets and are punishable by fines. Examples include speeding and littering. Class C misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum $500 fine
IT IS IN YOUR INTEREST TO HAVE REPRESENTATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
A misdemeanor on your record could affect future jobs. When you were arrested, your fingerprints were taken and you now have an arrest record. It is just a matter of time before all of this information is made public.
When you are facing a misdemeanor charge you need a criminal defense attorney with experience defending your case. Early contact often means that we are able to find out what is going on with the investigation before things get too far down the road. Call Brian Kennedy Law now to discuss your case and find out your options. The confidential consultation is free.