Just because misdemeanor charges are less serious than felonies doesn't mean you shouldn't take them seriously. A misdemeanor criminal conviction in Texas can still bring significant consequences, including fines and jail time. And when a potential employer, landlord or prospective school sees that you have a criminal record — even for a misdemeanor offense — this could limit your opportunities and prevent you from meeting your potential. If you've been charged with a misdemeanor, don't assume you can handle it on your own. Contact one of our Travis County criminal defense attorneys at Granger and Mueller PC to find out what you can expect and the steps you need to take to protect your future and your reputation.
A Spectrum Of Offenses
Misdemeanor crimes represent a wide range of offenses. For driving offenses, some misdemeanor offenses include:
- Reckless driving
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Driving while license invalid
- Duty to stop and provide information
- Duty striking a vehicle
- Obstruction of a passageway
- Eluding arrest
- Driving while license suspended
Misdemeanor charges don't just apply to offenses committed in a vehicle. They include a wide range of offenses, including:
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of a dangerous drug
- Theft by service
- Theft cite and release
- Violation of a protective order
- Bail jumping
Penalties increase with repeat misdemeanor offenses. That's why it's so important to seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney whether this is your first or fifth offense. Our goal is to get your charges reduced or dismissed, if possible. Ignoring the charges or simply pleading guilty to put the incident behind you can have consequences later of which you may not be aware. The best course of action is always to call a lawyer when you're facing criminal charges of any kind, even a first-offense misdemeanor charge.
Don't Endanger Your Future. Call A Lawyer Today.
Need to talk to a lawyer? Our Austin misdemeanor defense attorneys offer free initial consultations to provide potential clients the information they need to make good decisions. To schedule your consultation, call our office at 512-474-9999 or email us to learn more.