Misdemeanor Crimes

Misdemeanor Crimes

Austin Misdemeanor Defense Attorney

In Texas, there are misdemeanor and felony offenses. A misdemeanor charge is considered “less serious” than a felony but can still carry life-changing consequences that can affect your life.  It is important to remember that not all misdemeanors are the same. For example, certain misdemeanor offenses require that your driver’s licenses be suspended; others can require that you to never possess a firearm. A misdemeanor offense can carry mandatory jail time, significant fines, and probation restrictions.

Further, a conviction comes with having a criminal record for the rest of your life.  Today, background checks are more prevalent than ever. With a few simple clicks, employers, universities, and apartments can look up your criminal history. Let the lawyers at Smith & Vinson Law Firm fight for you.

Central Texas Misdemeanor Lawyer

The State of Texas aggressively prosecutes misdemeanor cases. Misdemeanor offenses such as assault, DWI, and theft are prosecuted as vigorously as certain felonies. This is why you need to mount an aggressive defense. The State of Texas is working against you. You need someone working for you. We will work for you. Smith & Vinson Law Firm represents client’s accused of misdemeanor crimes in Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander, Taylor, Hutto and all around the Central Texas area. Contact us now for a free consultation at 512-549-6339

Types of Misdemeanor Offenses:

  • A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of up to $4,000 and / or up to 1 year in jail;
  • A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and / or up to 180 days in jail; and
  • A Class C misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of up to $500

Examples of some common misdemeanor charges:

  • Assault
  • Assault Family Violence
  • Burglary of a Motor Vehicle
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Driving While License Suspended
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Public Intoxication
  • Reckless Driving
  • Shoplifting/Theft
  • Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon
  • Violation of a Protective Order

Austin Misdemeanor Lawyer

If you have been arrested or charged with a misdemeanor offense in Austin, Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County, or any of the surrounding areas in Texas contact Smith & Vinson Law Firm.

At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we take your misdemeanor charges seriously and fight to protect your constitutional rights. Jarrod Smith and Brad Vinson are aggressive trial lawyers that will fight for you from day one to get the best possible resolution for your case. Contact our office today for a free initial consultation.

NOTE: This information is not legal advice. It is provided for educational use only. If you need legal advice regarding a criminal offense in the State of Texas, please contact Smith & Vinson Law Firm at 512-549-6339