Houston, Texas Misdemeanor Crimes Lawyer
Our Experienced Misdemeanor Crimes Lawyer Can Help You When You’re Facing Imprisonment and Fines — Houston, Galveston, League City, Texas
Misdemeanor crimes are regarded as less serious than are felony crimes. That being said, however, misdemeanor crimes should never be dismissed as insignificant, or written off as something that doesn’t deserve serious legal attention if a person is charged with a misdemeanor. To be sure, being convicted of a misdemeanor crime can have serious legal implications on a person’s life, affecting everything from reputation to being able to secure employment and more.
At the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates, our experienced misdemeanor crime attorneys serving Galveston and Houston help you to understand the law and build your defense when you have been charged with a misdemeanor. Tad Nelson is board certified in criminal trial law, and isn’t intimidated by the prospect of working hard to protect and represent you, even if that means going to court. For legal advice and counsel you can count on, call us today to schedule your free, no obligation case consultation.
We Provide a Serious Defense When You Are Facing Misdemeanor Charges
If you are facing misdemeanor charges, our attorneys are here to represent you. We have the experience you are looking for, and have represented clients facing a broad range of misdemeanor charges, including:
No matter the misdemeanor crime you have been charged with, we will take the charges seriously and work aggressively to protect your rights.
Penalties for Misdemeanor Crimes in Texas
Misdemeanor crimes are classified by classes: class A misdemeanors, class B misdemeanors, and class C misdemeanors. The class of misdemeanor corresponds to the seriousness of the offense, with a class A misdemeanor being the most serious, and a class C misdemeanor being the least serious. According to Texas Penal Code Chapter 12. Punishments – Subchapter B, misdemeanors are penalized as follows:
- Class A misdemeanors. A class A misdemeanor is penalized by:
- A fine of up to $4,000;
- Incarceration of up to one year; or
- Class B misdemeanors. Class B misdemeanors are penalized by:
- A fine of up to $2,000;
- Jail of up to 180 days; or
- Class C misdemeanors. Class C misdemeanors are the least serious of misdemeanor offenses, and as such are penalized by a fine of up to $500. Those convicted of this crime type are not subject to incarceration time.
Put Our Criminal Defense Experience On Your Side
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor crime in Texas, our experienced misdemeanor crimes lawyers at the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates urge you to take action by calling our law firm today. You may not think that a misdemeanor is serious, but the last thing that you want to have to deal with is a large fine, spending time in jail, or both, as well as a permanent mark against your name. For legal counsel you can trust, request a free consultation from our talented Houston criminal defense lawyers today.