Dallas Misdemeanor Attorney

Attorney Representation in Dallas, Texas for over 25 years

MisdemeanorsIf you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor in the Dallas Fort Worth area, it may seem like a minor offense with little to no repercussion. This couldn’t be further from the truth, especially if these charges are not addressed carefully. This could result in a permanent criminal record or even jail time, among other unfavorable outcomes. An experienced Dallas criminal attorney can help get the charges reduced or even dropped altogether.

Misdemeanors are classified according to the relative seriousness of the offense into three categories:

 Class A Misdemeanors

  • a fine not to exceed $4,000
  • Up to one year in jail
  • both fine and confinement

 Class B Misdemeanors

  • a fine not to exceed $2,000
  • Up to 180 days in jail
  • both fine and confinement

 Class C Misdemeanors

  • a fine not to exceed $500

Common examples of Class A&B misdemeanors are assault/family violence, theft from $50 or more to less than $1,500 DWI 1st or 2nd, unlawfully carrying a weapon (UCW), Possession of Marijuana under 4 oz., Driving with License Suspended (DWLS) or invalid (DWLI).

Common examples of Class C misdemeanors are traffic tickets, Driving Under the influence (DUI), Public Intoxication and theft, less than $50.

Although a misdemeanor offence is less serious than a felony, if convicted, a person can serve time in a jail and a heavy fine. There are numerous ways in order to get misdemeanor case reduced and dismissed; even through a plea bargain.

Being convicted with a misdemeanor offense can have a devastating effect on your life if it’s not dealt with. For instance, a conviction will result in a permanent criminal record that will likely show up on background checks. You need a Dallas misdemeanor attorney on your side to help navigate the legal system and achieve the best possible outcome. I’ve practiced as a criminal attorney in the Dallas Fort Worth area for over 30 years and have seen virtually every type of situation. My significant trial experience will ensure you’ll get the best possible outcome.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a misdemeanor offense, call me for a free telephone consultation or use the contact form here.