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Misdemeanor Charges & Penalties

Ellis County Criminal Lawyers

While not as serious as felony charges, misdemeanors are still serious enough to land you in jail and ruin your record. You should consider involving an attorney if accused of or charged with any type of misdemeanor offense – at the very least to better understand your options and legal rights at this important juncture. As an Ellis County criminal defense lawyer who has more than 20 years of experience, Robin McCarty and the rest of our team can provide the knowledgeable insight and guidance you need.

Attorney McCarty leads our firm with his extensive experience in the field of criminal law, including as a former peace officer and former prosecutor. When it comes to misdemeanor charges, we realize that much is at stake, even though you may be facing relatively minor penalties. Our goal is to ensure your arrest and charges have as small an impact as possible on your life and your future opportunities.

Call (972) 843-7456 today for a free consultation. We serve clients across Ellis County, Tarrant County, and Dallas County.

What Is a Misdemeanor?

A misdemeanor is a crime punishable by up to 1 year in county jail. In Texas, misdemeanors are divided into three categories:

  • Class A Misdemeanor – punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
  • Class B Misdemeanor – punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine.
  • Class C Misdemeanor – punishable by a fine of up to $500.

Some examples of misdemeanors include:

  • Public intoxication
  • Simple assault
  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Harassment
  • Minor drug possession
  • Most DWI offenses
  • Perjury
  • Resisting arrest
  • Shoplifting
  • Burglary

With misdemeanors, the chances of a defendant avoiding jail time altogether are far greater than for felony offenses. As a skilled Ellis County criminal attorney, Robin McCarty can push for deferred adjudication, alternative sentencing, or a dismissal of your charges altogether to help you avoid the serious consequences of a conviction and jail time.

No matter the type of misdemeanor charges you are facing, Robin McCarty & Associates can help. Contact our offices at (972) 843-7456 today!

More than Qualified to Handle Your Case

What Sets Robin McCarty & Associates Apart?
  • Veteran Police Officer

    Our founding attorney has a professional background in law enforcement, equipping us with invaluable insight for your defense case.

  • Proven Track Record

    Through rigorous experience and seasoned legal abilities, our firm knows what it takes to reach a favorable outcome for your case.

  • Small Firm, Big Results

    You do not have to retain legal counsel from a big-city attorney for top-notch representation. Our firm serves clients throughout Texas.

  • Father of Four

    Our founding attorney knows how much of a toll legal issues can take on a family. For that reason, we do what it takes to protect our clients' best intersts.