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Skilled Defense Attorney For Misdemeanor Cases

A misdemeanor is considered a "less serious" offense. However, if you are facing a misdemeanor charge, it probably seems very serious to you. Misdemeanor offenses, while not as serious as felonies, can still result in heavy fines and jail time.

If you are facing a misdemeanor charge such as shoplifting, call our Texas theft defense lawyer for a free, confidential consultation. Call us at 713-581-1789 or toll free at 888-386-4503. Or contact us online.

Penalties For Conviction Of Misdemeanor Charges

There are three classes of misdemeanors. The classes and penalties are:

  • Class A misdemeanor: Up to one year in county jail and/or a fine up to $4,000
  • Class B misdemeanor: Up to 180 days in a county jail and/or a fine up to $2,000
  • Class C misdemeanor: A fine up to $500

In some situations, skilled Houston misdemeanor charge lawyer John M. Petruzzi can argue to have felonies reduced to misdemeanors. This can greatly reduce jail time.

Types Of Misdemeanor Crimes

Misdemeanor crimes can include:

  • First- and second-offense DWI
  • Drug offenses
  • Some weapons offenses
  • Some theft offenses such as shoplifting

John M. Petruzzi is well-known in the Texas courts for effectively defending people against misdemeanor charges. He was a chief prosecutor and therefore has insider knowledge on how to obtain the best possible resolutions for his client. He consistently strives to help his clients avoid jail time by seeking pretrial diversion programs.

Learn How We Can Defend You Against Misdemeanor Charges

Are you worried after a shoplifting arrest? Call to arrange a free, confidential consultation with a Sugar Land theft defense attorney at 713-581-1789 or toll free at 888-386-4503. You can also contact us online

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