Are You or A Family Member Charged With a Misdemeanor Offense in Dallas, Texas?
Call Us Today to Find Out How We Can Help. Dallas Misdemeanor Criminal Defense Attorney
A misdemeanor is a less serious criminal offense for which you can be fined $4,000 or less and be sentenced to county jail for up to one year. You do not lose any civil rights for a misdemeanor conviction. Misdemeanors include simple assault, theft and DWI, first or second offense.
There are three classes of misdemeanor – A. B and C – and five categories of of felony.
|Class A||Not more than 1 year in a county jail and/or a fine of not more than
|Class B||Not more than 180 days in a county jail and/or a fine of not more than
|Class C||A fine of not more than $500|
As you can see, the penal code sets broad sentencing guidelines for each class and degree of criminal charge. Exact sentences are generally up to the judge, with recommendations from the prosecutor and, in certain cases, from the jury.
A misdemeanor offense may include:
FIND OUT HOW THE HOPPING LAW FIRM DIFFERENCE CAN HELP YOU
Dallas criminal lawyer John Hopping represents clients facing assault charges at both the felony and misdemeanor levels. If you are charged with any type of violent assault, you will need an aggressive and creative criminal lawyer to defend you against the assault charges and to negotiate with the prosecution on your behalf.
The Hopping Law Firm Difference focuses exclusively on two things:
(1) obtaining dismissals of criminal charges and claims in the early stages of a criminal case or investigation and
(2) winning cases at trial. This defense model differs from many law firms because the Hopping Law Group, PC accepts a select number of cases each year and dedicates to each of them a cohesive team of lawyers, investigators and outside experts. The team is led by the firm’s principal and managing partner, John Hopping, who founded the firm with the goal of attaining excellence in the field of criminal defense. The Hopping Law Group, PC is a full service criminal defense firm, focusing on criminal offenses.
Winning Criminal Cases Requires a Winning Trial Strategy.
When it comes to criminal defense, the best defense truly is a strong offense. While many criminal cases are resolved before trial, in either a dismissal or favorable plea settlement, it is fundamental that every case be treated from the outset as a case that will go to trial. Rather than negotiate plea deals with prosecutors, attorneys at the Hopping Law Group, PC have found that diligent and aggressive preparation for trial means a higher probability of securing dismissals or plea deals that do not require prison time.