In Texas, there are two levels of criminal activities. Misdemeanors are for lesser violations and deal with the less serious violations.
Although these are the lesser charges, they can still greatly affect the person’s life. There are three levels of misdemeanor crimes. They are classified as A, B or C.
Class C Misdemeanors involve such acts as traffic violations, public intoxication, gambling, simple assault, etc. These crimes are punishable by a fine up to $500.
Class B Misdemeanors are crimes such as first offense driving while intoxicated, criminal trespass, vandalism, prostitution, etc. These crimes are punishable by time in jail up to 180 days, a fine up to $2,000 or a combination of both.
Class A Misdemeanors are crimes such as driving while intoxicated (second offense), assault with bodily injury, public lewdness etc. These crimes are punishable by time in jail up to one year, a fine up to $4,000 or a combination of both.
Although misdemeanors are not as serious as a felony charge, these charges can have serious consequences to your life. Some misdemeanors could a affect your ability to obtain a job or an apartment. Do not attempt to handle any criminal charge without a full understanding of the possible results and how to properly handle the charge.
Daniel L Morris, The Morris Law firm, (214)3571882 firstname.lastname@example.org