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Misdemeanors are minor crimes with a punishment ranging from a small fine to a loss of freedom of one year (or less). In Texas, these infractions are categorized into three classes (A, B, and C). Class A misdemeanors can include punishment of up to one year in jail; a fine of $2000 (maximum); and up to 3 years community supervision (if extended). Class B misdemeanors have the same amount of possible monetary fines and community supervision, but maximum jail time is 6 months. Class C misdemeanors do not include any jail time, but fines can be assessed as punishment of up to $500.00.
Bad checks, bail jumping, and public intoxication are examples of Class C Misdemeanors; prostitution, criminal trespass, and a first DWI are examples of a Class B Misdemeanor; and burglary of a vehicle, resisting arrest, and violating a protective order are all examples of a Class A Misdemeanor under Texas law.
How Dallas Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Lowe Can Help
Criminal defense attorney Michael Lowe handles all types of misdemeanor cases. As an experienced criminal lawyer, Mr. Lowe fights for you to either have your case dismissed, or to have the least amount of punishment assessed against you. Dallas criminal lawyer Michael Lowe represents clients who are charged with all types of Texas misdemeanors – Class A misdemeanors, Class B misdemeanors, and Class B misdemeanors – including the more common criminal charges of:
- Minor in Consumption
- Indecent Exposure
- Public Lewdness
- Terroristic Threat
- Deadly Conduct
- Public Intoxication
- Minor in Possession
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Criminal Nonsupport
- Unlawful Restraint
- Disorderly Conduct.
Each criminal case is unique, and the results for each case depend upon the facts of that particular alleged crime or misdemeanor situation. Nevertheless, the following cases are representative of Dallas criminal defense attorney Michael Lowe’s background in representing defendants facing misdemeanor charges:
For the latest case news, please check out Michael Lowe’s Recent Case Results.
- Dallas Marijuana Case Dismissed
Misdemeanor Marijuana Case Dismissed
December 5th, 2007
- Judge Throws Out Field Sobriety Tests; Client Found Not Guilty
Client Found Not Guilty in Dallas After Judge Threw Out Results of Field Sobriety Tests
November 16th, 2006
- Collin County DWI Breath Test Case Dismissed
.085 Breath Test Case Dismissed, No Probation, No Fines, No Classes
August 29th, 2006
- Class “A” Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Case Dismissed
Denton County Marijuana Dismissed
July 9th, 2005
- Cable Theft Case Dismissed
Case dismissed, no probation
May 10th, 2005
- Another DWI Client Received Deferred Adjudication to a Lesser Offense
Client who was arrested for DWI has his charge reduced to an Obstruction of a Passageway
April 15th, 2005
- DWI case dismissed.
Client blew a .12 (one and a half times legal limit). Mr. Lowe’s pre-trial investigation work proved the test result invalid.
March 26th, 2004
Dallas criminal defense attorney Michael Lowe is available to help individuals who are being accused, investigated, or charged with crimes in the Dallas metroplex area. For a free legal consultation, please call (214) 526-1900, to schedule an appointment to visit with criminal lawyer Michael Lowe.