Criminal Defense Lawyer in Kerrville
Misdemeanor offenses are those crimes charged in Texas which are not considered as serious as a felony, and which normally involve little or no physical violence. Being less serious, the penalties are not as severe, but can still result in fines, probation and even jail time. Misdemeanors can be charged as Class A, B or C depending on how serious the crime is. A Class A conviction can result in fines of up to $4,000 and jail of up to 1 year, while a Class B results in up to $2,000 in fines and up to a 180 day jail sentence. Class C misdemeanors are fine only up to $500. Some common misdemeanor offenses include DWI,
possession of marijuana,
assault, and obstructing highway passage among others. A conviction can adversely affect your life, causing you to have a criminal charge on your record which could impact your employment opportunities, housing option and even your personal relationships.
For more serious or violent crimes, the laws in Texas will charge these offenses as a felony. These types of crimes carry stiff penalties and are usually aggressively prosecuted by law enforcement, with thorough investigation and arrests. Federal agencies such as the FBI can even get involved, depending on the type of crime. When convicted for a felony charge, you can expect large fines and incarceration in a state prison, which is a much harsher environment than a county jail.
Some common crimes charged as felonies include:
- Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Felony DWI
- Aggravated Assault
Whether facing a misdemeanor or felony, you have now entered the criminal justice system and will need a strong and effective criminal defense attorney to protect your rights. Your freedom is at stake and you will need the most experienced legal counsel you can get to fight for you. At the Law Offices of Chris S. Barnett we are committed to providing our clients personal attention as well as a strong defense based on a careful review of all aspects of your case. Contact our office today to get a free initial consultation. We are available throughout Texas and particularly
Llano to serve you. When you have been charged with either a misdemeanor or felony, contact our firm for an experienced and skilled defender.