Houston Misdemeanor Attorney | Expert Representation

A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by a maximum of 12 months in jail. Although it is a lesser crime than a felony, a misdemeanor can still have serious implications for your future. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, you need to immediately contact a Houston criminal defense attorney.

Types of Misdemeanor Charges

The distinction between a felony and a misdemeanor lies in the seriousness of the crime. Many criminal offenses can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the gravity of the offense.

Texas differentiates between three categories of misdemeanors: Class A misdemeanors, Class B misdemeanors, and Class C misdemeanors. A Class A misdemeanor is the most serious carrying with it the possibility of a $4000.00 fine, up to a year in jail, or both.  A Class B misdemeanor includes the possibility of a$2000.00 fine, up to 180 days in jail, or both.  A Class C misdemeanor is the least serious of the three.  It usually does not impose any legal disability or disadvantage, but is still punishable by a fine not to exceed $50.  However, previous felony or misdemeanor convictions may enhance these punishments.

Choosing a Houston Misdemeanor Attorney

Although misdemeanors are lessor offenses than felonies, the charges still require the same degree of workmanship.  As a criminal defense attorney, Ashley J. Scott makes sure to approach your case with the same tenacity and work ethic she would apply to the most severe of charges. Ashley J. Scott uses her experience and resources to provide quality legal defense for her clients in Harris, Montgomery, Ft. Bend, and Brazoria counties. Call our office at 713-255-2097 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.