Misdemeanors in Ellis County, TX


While not as serious as felony charges, misdemeanors are the more common charge for criminal offenses. Misdemeanors do not carry the same penalties regarding jail time, but are still serious enough to land you in jail and ruin your record. You should almost always consider hiring an attorney when charged with any misdemeanor and as an Ellis County criminal defense lawyer, I can fight your charges to keep your record clean and keep you out of jail.

I am a qualified and seasoned attorney focusing on defending clients charged with crimes exclusively. At Robin McCarty, Attorney at Law, I offer my clients the benefit of my 20 years of experience and former work as a Tarrant County prosecutor. I make myself available 24/7 because when you are charged with a crime, you will likely have plenty of questions. I am here to handle all your concerns!


Misdemeanors are themselves divided into three categories based on the seriousness of the crime. Having misdemeanors on your record can make it difficult to obtain the job you want or get into the college you desire. Speak with my firm about how to prevent a conviction.

Examples of crimes considered misdemeanors are:

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

Punishments can range from community service and up to $500 in fines for Class C misdemeanors to up to one year in county jail and up to $4,000 in fines for a Class A misdemeanor. Misdemeanor crimes have a better chance of avoiding jail time, and as a skilled Ellis County criminal defense attorney I can push for alternative penalties if there is any truth to your charges and the cannot be dismissed.


One common alternative is deferred adjudication wherein a suspect is not convicted nor are they found not guilty. Instead, this is a plea bargain where the judgment is deferred pending the outcome of a period of probation. Completion of the probation successfully will result in the charges being dismissed and you would be free to continue with your life.

I can help no matter what you are charged with doing. I can put my many years of expedience to work for you because I know exactly what is at stake. I work hard for you!

Speak with me and set up your free case evaluation
where we can discuss your charges!