MISDEMEANOR CHARGES IN TEXAS
In Texas, misdemeanor charges are criminal charges. Texas misdemeanors are categorized into three categories based on severity: Class A, Class B, and Class C. Each category comes with varying penalties. The maximum period of incarceration for a misdemeanor in Texas is 1 year.
TEXAS MISDEMEANOR RESOURCES
Misdemeanor charges in Texas can impact constitutional rights like travel and possession of firearms. It is critical to avoid a final conviction for misdemeanor offense at all costs.
- Deferred Adjudication + Deferred Disposition: In certain cases, individuals charged with a misdemeanor may be eligible for Deferred Adjudication or Deferred Disposition. These are powerful legal tools that provide a pathway to dismissal. Learn more.
- Expunction and Non-Disclosure: Under specific circumstances, individuals may be eligible to have their misdemeanor records expunged or sealed through a process known as non-disclosure. Expunction erases the record, while non-disclosure restricts access to it, aiding in future employment and housing opportunities. Learn more.
- Legal Representation: All defendants have a constitutionally guaranteed right to counsel. When charged with a misdemeanor in Texas, it is essential to consult with an experienced attorney. A skilled criminal defense lawyer can navigate legal complexities, protect an individual’s rights, and work toward the best possible outcome. Learn more.
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DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED .15
Driving facts involved failing to maintain a single lane and speeding. Client refused breath test and forced law enforcement to obtain search warrant for blood. Blood test result was not used after challenge from Defense, and State waived and abandoned charge.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Client was a college student, worried about the collateral consequences of an alcohol offense. After negotiation and review of the traffic stop, the case was dismissed. Client received no criminal conviction. The charge was later expunged and deleted from client’s record.
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED .15+
Client was involved in minor accident. Client was at fault in accident. A young executive, client was concerned that a criminal conviction for DWI would result in termination. After review of the traffic stop, it was clear the officer lacked probable cause for arrest. State eventually dismissed DWI charge. Client received no criminal conviction.
Client, a military veteran, was facing up to one year in jail. State could not prove intoxication by alcohol, and was prepared to proceed on loss of use by marijuana. After challenging the State to prove that marijuana was ingested at or near time of driving, and that marijuana impaired client’s driving, the State dismissed the case on the day of trial.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Driving facts involved a false claim by police that taillight was out. After challenging the reasonable suspicion for the traffic stop, the State was forced to dismiss the case when video did not match police report. Client has since expunged arrest, and has no criminal record.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Client is a public school teacher and faced immediate termination upon conviction. The facts of the case were bad. State was unwilling to budge in negotiation, and matter was set for trial – the last shot at avoiding a conviction and preserving client’s livelihood. State was forced to dismiss on day of trial. Client has no criminal record, and has since expunged the DWI arrest.
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