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The various criminal charges prosecuted under Texas Law include both misdemeanor and felony offenses. Misdemeanor offenses generally are considered less serious than felony offenses, but both should be taken seriously. Misdemeanors and felonies can result in jail time, fines and a criminal record. A criminal defense attorney can help you get the best possible results in your case, no matter the charge.
Criminal charges always should be taken seriously, whether they are misdemeanor charges or felony charges. The attorneys at Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley have represented clients charged with violent crimes, domestic violence, theft, robbery, burglary, white collar crimes, firearm offenses, drug crimes, and sexually motivated crimes.
The attorneys at Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley can help you fight the charges and make sure your rights are represented in each step of the criminal process. They are experienced in fighting criminal charges throughout San Antonio and the surrounding areas throughout Texas. Call us at 210-226-1463 today to discuss your case. The first consultation is free.
Texas law distinguishes between a felony and a misdemeanor. Misdemeanors are crimes that are considered less serious, and felonies are some of the harshest offenses. Within those broad categories there are distinctions to determine the severity of the charge and the correlating consequences.
Both felony and misdemeanor offenses come with a host of collateral consequences that can impact your educational and professional opportunities. A misdemeanor is punishable by up to 12 months in jail. Any criminal offense with a statutory maximum punishment of incarceration that exceeds 12 months is a felony.
Offenses are classified as either felonies or misdemeanors based on the severity of the crime. Some common examples of misdemeanors include:
Felonies are considered more serious offenses, and they often carry harsher penalties. Violent crimes most often are considered felonies; however, other charges could be upgraded to felonies based on several factors. Some common examples of felony offenses in Texas include:
In Texas, misdemeanor charges are broken into three classes: A, B, and C, classes according to the severity of the offense. The most serious misdemeanor is a Class A misdemeanor. The penalties for the offenses could include:
A felony crime is considered the most serious level of offense in Texas. A felony is defined as any criminal offense generally deemed more serious than a misdemeanor offense. In Texas, felony charges are divided into several degrees, including:
Criminal Justice Section of the Texas Bar - This section is devoted to educating the criminal defense bar and the judiciary on recent changes in procedural and substantive criminal laws in Texas. The Criminal Justice Section sponsors the Continuing Legal Education seminar at the Texas State Bar Annual meeting and co-sponsors the Texas Bar Advanced Criminal Law Course. Additionally, it publishes a monthly newsletter to members entitled “Interesting Cases.”
Warrants in Bexar County, Texas - Search the Bexar County Clerk's Office website if you are looking for information on any outstanding warrants in Bexar County, Texas, including fugitive warrants and warrants for the failure to appear in court. Search here for misdemeanor warrants for DWI or family domestic violence.
If you are facing charges for a felony or misdemeanor offense, contact a criminal defense lawyer at Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley. We are experienced in representing clients on a wide variety of criminal charges from the most serious to the least serious. Call us at 210-226-1463 today to discuss your case during a free initial consultation.