Powerful Defense Counsel for Harris County Misdemeanor Charges
Misdemeanor charges are less serious than felonies, but they are still criminal offenses that can result in jail time, fines, and other penalties. They can significantly impact your life in many ways, making it important to pursue legal counsel as soon as possible.
If you are looking for an adept Houston misdemeanor defense lawyer to fight for your rights and innocence, don't delay in contacting Cogdell Law Firm today at (713) 426-2244.
Types of Misdemeanors
Typically, a misdemeanor is an offense punishable by up to one year in county jail. This may include a broad range of criminal offenses, charged at a state level in Texas.
The following offenses are commonly charged as misdemeanors:
- Bail jumping;
- Criminal trespassing;
- Driving while license suspended;
- DWI (first and second offenses);
- Evading arrest;
- Failure to pay child support;
- False report to a police officer;
- Indecent exposure;
- Leaving a child inside a vehicle;
- Minor in possession of alcohol or tobacco;
- Petty theft;
- Possession of drug paraphernalia;
- Possession of marijuana (less than four ounces);
- Public intoxication;
- Public lewdness;
- Simple assault and battery;
- Unlawful carrying of a weapon;
- Unlawful restraint; and
- Violation of a protective order.
Penalties for Misdemeanors in Texas
The penalties for a misdemeanor conviction will depend upon the classification of the offense. The following are the maximum penalties in Texas:
- Class C Misdemeanors: $500 fine and possibly community service.
- Class B Misdemeanors: 180 days in jail and a fine of $2,000.
- Class A Misdemeanors: 1 year in jail and a fine up to $4,000.
Don't suffer from the life-changing repercussions of a misdemeanor conviction. At Cogdell Law Firm we are prepared to go to bat for your rights, freedom, and future. Our Houston misdemeanor defense lawyers have been fighting for defendants across Texas since 1988 and have an impressive track record for our powerful representation of our clients' constitutional rights and our ability to secure positive results in even the most complex, high-profile matters.
To schedule a consultation, call our office at (713) 426-2244.