Misdemeanor Defense

Whether or not you hire a misdemeanor attorney is a key factor to whether or not a simple mistake will follow you for the rest of your life or go away like yesterday's weather.  Face it, even a misdemeanor arrest will stay on your criminal record for years.  Every time you apply for a job, apply to coach a youth sports team or something simple as a being a volunteer parent at your child's school you run a risk of being denied because of your criminal history.

You Need To Hire A Skilled San Antonio Misdemeanor Lawyer!

When you were released on bond from Bexar County Jail you were given a date to appear in court.  This is the date you and your San Antonio Misdemeanor Attorney must appear for a hearing with  the Judge & District Attorney.  By this time a clear decision on the direction of your criminal defense strategy must be decided.  Another reason why you need to act now and Call 210-338-8225 and hire an experienced San Antonio Misdemeanor Lawyer.

First Appearance In Court: This can be a confusing time for any one charged with a crime, so let's spend a few moments on this.

  1. You will have to find parking downtown near the courthouse, very easy to do; you have a lot of options.
  2. You will have to walk through metal detectors & security
  3. You will then go to your assigned courtroom (I will tell you what courtroom you must appear in)

This is where the process can get confusing, you will be by yourself until the legal professionals start appearing in court.

  1. The court clerk will call out your name & ask if you have legal representation.
  2. Then in the next few minutes I will arrive & we will begin the process

Don't get scared, be patient and wait for me to arrive.  If you have questions call me now at 210-338-8225 so we can discuss your misdemeanor defense.

Even though misdemeanor charges carry less heavy punishments than a felony would, they should still be taken seriously, and it is still recommended to seek out the services of an experienced legal professional to help you navigate these charges. Some common misdemeanor offenses that we deal with include:

  • Theft
  • Assault
  • Prostitution
  • Drug Possession
  • Harassment
  • Disturbing The Peace
  • Leaving a child inside a vehicle
  • Theft By Check
  • 1st DWI Or DUI
  • Public Intoxication
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Minor In Possession
  • Traffic Violations
  • Failure To Maintain Auto Insurance

These are not the only kinds of misdemeanors that an individual can be charged with, but our experienced legal team is ready and prepared to deal with all of them.

There are three different levels of misdemeanor in the state of Texas. Class C is the least serious level of misdemeanor and deals with crimes such as (but not limited to) petty theft, public intoxication, and criminal trespassing. Class B is the next step for anyone charged with an offense such as prostitution, first offense DWI, failure to pay child support, etc. Class A misdemeanors are the most serious and the closest to the very serious classification of felony. These include crimes such as perjury, assault with injury, and DWI (second offense).

The consequences of the various classes of misdemeanor can carry with it various penalties – none of which you want to deal with and some of which can be very difficult to deal with. A misdemeanor can carry with it up to a full year in jail as well as fines up to $4,000, as well as probation to some degree. Anything requiring more punishment than that is typically classified as a felony, but those repercussions are debilitating enough. On top of the jail time and fines, being charged with a misdemeanor can disrupt other areas of your life. Certain jobs will look the other way after a background check reveals a misdemeanor, as will certain colleges.

At The Parent Law Firm, we don’t want to see you have to experience that. We believe that every client deserves a strong and experienced fighting tooth and nail for their rights and to ensure a fair and expedited process.

Even though the consequences of a misdemeanor conviction are not as serious as a felony, the penalties of a conviction are still difficult to overcome and can significantly impair many aspects of your life. Call 210-338-8225 for a if you or a family member has been charged with a misdemeanor.