Austin Misdemeanor Lawyer
In Texas, a crime is categorized as a misdemeanor or a felony. Penalties for misdemeanors, on the whole, are less severe than penalties than felonies. McMinn Law Firm, LLP of Austin represents clients accused of misdemeanors in Travis County and throughout Central Texas. Misdemeanors are classified as Class A, Class B or Class C misdemeanors — each have different penalties and fines associated with them.
Contact the McMinn Law Firm to learn how we can help you defend against misdemeanor or felony charges: (866) 417-3800 or (512) 337-1993 or use our contact form.
Class A misdemeanors are punishable by a sentence of up to one year in jail, a fine not to exceed $4,000 and up to three years of community supervision. Examples of Class A misdemeanors include:
- Assault with Bodily Injury
- Resisting Arrest
- Car or Truck Burglary
- Violating a Protective Order
Class B misdemeanors carry a potential of up to 180 days in jail, a fine not to exceed $2,000 and up to three years’ community supervision. Examples of Class B misdemeanors include:
- A first DWI
- Possession of Marijuana
- Criminal Trespass
Class C misdemeanors carry no jail time and a fine up to $500. Examples of Class C misdemeanors include:
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Public Intoxication
- Bad Checks
You Have Options You May Not Be Aware Of
Do not plead guilty. Talk to a lawyer before you speak to the police.
Even if you are charged with just a Class C misdemeanor and think it will be easier to just plea guilty than to hire a lawyer, resist that temptation. That misdemeanor conviction can follow your for the rest of your life. Every time you apply for a job, on any kind of background check; it can even show up on an Internet background check. A knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer can fight to get the charges dismissed or to minimize penalties.
At a free initial consultation in our Austin office, we will help you understand the nature of the charges against you, the potential consequences of a conviction and your options. Should you retain our legal services, we will fight to achieve results for you, whether that means negotiating with a prosecutor or taking your case all the way to trial.
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