Misdemeanor crimes are considered less serious than felonies but can bring jail time of up to one year and fines. Examples of common misdemeanors are:

  • Petty Theft / Shoplifting
  • Domestic Violence
  • Violation of a Domestic Violence Order
  • Drunk Driving (DUI / DWI / DWI)
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Unlawfully Carrying of a Weapon
  • Receipt of Stolen Property

Misdemeanor Sentencing and Punishment:

For misdemeanor charges, the range of Texas sentencing may include: jail time, probation, fines, and/or community service. A skilled criminal defense attorney can assist in an alternative or reduced sentence for the defendant.

Misdemeanor Penalties

  • Probation With Jail Time - In some cases jail time may be served under House Arrest.
  • Probation Without Jail Time – For less severe offenses, probation may be given without any jail time
  • Community Service
  • Counseling or supervised anger management classes
  • Restitution - The court may order financial compensation to the victim by the defendant
  • Fines - Vary up to $4000 in court-ordered fines
  • Stay-Away Orders – The court may order the defendant to have no contact with certain
  • persons and locations

For misdemeanor crimes, an experienced Dallas criminal defense lawyer can make the difference between going to jail and staying out of jail. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor, call the law office of David J. Pire today to discuss your legal options. Call us today at (214) 821-1919.

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