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Fort Worth Misdemeanor Lawyer

No matter how small that misdemeanor charge seems, it can spread through your life like wildfire. Work with a Fort Worth misdemeanor charge lawyer who can stamp out the effects of your misdemeanor charge.

Many people believe that having a misdemeanor on their record is no big deal, but they should think again. Depending on the charge, that seemingly minor offense on your criminal record can have major effects, such as ruining job prospects.

Sure, certain charges—those involving assault, theft, or drugs, for instance—will scare potential employers more than others, but any conviction can make an employer think twice about hiring you. They don’t want to take a chance on you reoffending, leading to a big headache and lost investment for them.

Although you may think that misdemeanor isn’t going to cause you much trouble, it’s often best to fight against a conviction just in case. You would hate to have one tiny mistake ruin your life forever. Contact a Fort Worth misdemeanor lawyer from our office, and we will do everything we can to help you erase that mistake for good.

Texas Misdemeanor Penalties

In Texas, there are three classes of misdemeanors, with Class A misdemeanors being the most serious. Your misdemeanor lawyer in Fort Worth will help you understand the seriousness of your charges and the best steps forward.

Below is a list of the classes of misdemeanors, as well as the potential punishments for each. Keep in mind that penalties can depend heavily on how many prior offenses you have committed.

  • Class A misdemeanors in Texas are punished by up to one year in jail and a fine of no more than $4,000.
  • Class B misdemeanors in Texas are punished by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of no more than $2,000.
  • Class C misdemeanors in Texas are punished by a $500 fine only.

Common Examples

When you’re slapped with a criminal charge, the court should inform you of the class or degree (misdemeanor or felony) of your charge, as well as possible penalties you might be facing. Here are a few common examples of crimes that can be charged as misdemeanors:

  • Class A Misdemeanor Common Examples – Stalking without bodily injury, theft of cable television service, and burglary
  • Class B Misdemeanor Common Examples – Theft of property with a value of $20 or more but less than $500, making threats, and driving while intoxicated (DWI)
  • Class C Misdemeanor Common Examples – Attending a dog fight, theft of property of less than $20 in value, assault without bodily injury, and some traffic tickets

Call a Fort Worth Misdemeanor Attorney

All convictions, no matter how small, have a way of negatively impacting your life. Many employers can still view misdemeanor convictions, and they may not want to hire you, regardless of what the offense was. You only get one life; don’t ruin your chances at a successful future by prematurely pleading guilty—even to misdemeanor charges.

Contact a Fort Worth misdemeanor lawyer from the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy. We will discuss your misdemeanor charge during a free case review, and we can help you understand all your options. Call us at 817-605-1010 or use the online contact form below.

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