If anyone tries to tell you a misdemeanor charge is not a serious matter, they are mistaken. While the punishments for misdemeanor crimes are not as severe as those for felonies, they can still carry life-changing consequences. A Class A misdemeanor in Texas, for instance, can carry up to a $4,000 fine and a year in jail.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense and are looking for qualified defense representation, the attorneys at the Rosales Law Firm are here to protect your rights. With more than 25 years' combined experience, our El Paso defense lawyers know how to successfully defend against misdemeanor charges.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 915-219-5516. Our El Paso misdemeanor criminal defense attorneys represent clients throughout El Paso and surrounding areas, including military members stationed at Fort Bliss.
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A misdemeanor charge should be taken very seriously because a conviction will become part of your permanent criminal record. It will show up on background checks, hampering your ability to get a job, an apartment and credit.
In Texas, misdemeanors are broken down into three sections:
- Class C misdemeanor: The most common type of misdemeanor, Class C charges include traffic tickets and are punishable by fines. Examples include speeding and littering.
- Class B misdemeanor: Punishments for a Class B misdemeanor include up to 180 days in jail and up to $2,000 in fines. Examples include possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana and a DWI first offense.
- Class A misdemeanor: Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in jail and up to $4,000 in fines. Examples include certain types of theft, possession of up to 4 ounces of marijuana, and DWI second offense.
As former assistant district attorneys, our defense lawyers know how to effectively defend against Texas misdemeanor charges. We will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for your case.
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If you are facing misdemeanor charges in El Paso, our lawyers are here to help. Contact our office today to discuss your case. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment at other times. You can reach us by phone at 915-219-5516 or via e-mail. We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.
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