Criminal Defense

Some people believe that a misdemeanor is not a "serious" crime; however, a misdemeanor can be punishable by fines and up to a year in the county jail. Misdemeanors are categorized into three classes (A, B, or C). Class A misdemeanors are the most serious, and Class C misdemeanors are the least serious. Susan Fuertes is a Pearland misdemeanor defense lawyer. A free initial consultation is recommended to discuss your case.

Class A Misdemeanors

In Texas, a Class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in the county jail or a fine of up to $4,000. You might also be sentenced to both jail time and a fine if you are found guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Crimes such as carrying a gun without a permit, assault with bodily injury, resisting arrest, burglary of a vehicle or vending machine, cruelty to animals, violation of a protective order, perjury, or a second DWI offense are just some examples of Class A misdemeanors.

Class B Misdemeanors

Under Texas law, a Class B misdemeanor is punishable by up to 180 days in jail, a fine of up to $2,000, or both. Criminal trespass, evading arrest, making a false report, placing a false 911 call, vandalism, or a first-offense DWI are some examples of Class B misdemeanors.

Class C Misdemeanors

While there is no jail time for Class C misdemeanors, they are punishable by a fine of up to $500. Crimes such as disorderly conduct or public intoxication, gambling, using bad checks, petty theft, public intoxication, and simple assault are just some examples of Class C Misdemeanors. 

Don't try to handle a misdemeanor case on your own. It's important to have a lawyer protecting your rights.

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