Facing any type of criminal charge can be scary for anyone, even a misdemeanor crime. By getting the legal representation from a misdemeanor attorney at the Law Offices of Diana E. Sims, you can ensure that you have peace of mind throughout your legal proceedings. We have the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to work out the best possible outcome for our clients in and around Houston, Texas. Some examples of misdemeanor crimes in Texas include DWI first offense, petty theft, small amounts of a controlled substance, and disorderly conduct.
Texas misdemeanors are crimes that are punishable by up to one year in jail. They are categorized into three classes: A, B, or C. Class A misdemeanors can lead to fines up to $4,000 and both jail time and fines. Carrying a gun without a permit is one example of this type of crime. Class B Misdemeanors can lead to 180 days in jail, fines up to $2,000 or both. Possession of marijuana (small amounts) is this type of crime. Class C misdemeanors can lead to fines of up to $500; however, no jail time is given. Theft less than $50 is one such example. The state has two years to bring forth charges of this nature in Texas.
Texas law provides different sentencing requirements for certain situations. For repeat offenders, if someone is convicted of a Class A charge, they are given mandatory minimum sentencing of 90 days in jail. If a repeat offense is Class B, 30 days is given minimum. For offenses where drugs are involved, Class A charges require 180-day mandatory minimums.
Many people have lawyers who handle their criminal charges by speaking on their behalf as this gives their clients peace of mind during a stressful time. A professional misdemeanor lawyer in Houston from the Law Offices of Diana E. Sims has the experience needed to represent those that need them the most. We offer free legal consultations where we listen to the details of your case and answer your questions regarding the upcoming legal process. From there, we begin to brainstorm possible defense strategies for your charges.
If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor in Texas, call to schedule a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney in Houston today. The legal experts at the Law Office of Diana E. Sims are ready to defend your case and get you the minimum possible sentencing possible. Call us today at(713) 236-9800 to allow us to help you keep your freedom and record intact in Texas. We can’t wait to serve you.