Misdemeanor Laws

Gary E. Patterson, P.C. defends people accused of all criminal misdemeanors. A misdemeanor is a criminal offense punishable by time in the county jail and are handled in county courts. You do not lose any civil rights for a misdemeanor conviction. Misdemeanors include simple assault, theft and DWI, first or second offense.

There are 3 classes of Misdemeanors:

  1. Class A Misdemeanors: confinement for term not to exceed 1 year in county jail; and/or maximum of $4,000 fine up; Up to 2 years of deferred adjudication probation or straight probation
  2. Class B Misdemeanors: confinement for term not to exceed 180 days in county jail; and/or maximum $2,000 fine; Up to 2 years of deferred adjudication probation or straight probation
  3. Class C Misdemeanors: No confinement; A fine not to exceed $500 (up to 180 days of deferred disposition)

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a crime, call The Law Office of Gary E. Patterson, P.C. at (713) 223-3095 to have all your legal rights protected.

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