Sunday, July 18, 2010

About a Class B Misdemeanor

In Texas, a class B misdemeanor is punishable by up to 180 days in county jail and/or a fine of up to $2000. The most common examples include DWI (driving while intoxicated), Possession of Marijuana, Assault, Theft (or theft by check) of $50 or more, and Prostitution. As with a class A misdemeanor, it is best to avoid this type of charge.

A misdemeanor lawyer can help you proceed properly if you have been charged with such a crime, as serious consequences can result. Few college students know for example, that they can lose their eligibility for federal aid if they are convicted of any offense that involves the possession or sale of any controlled substance, such as marijuana. As with other types of misdemeanors, it is best to steer clear of these, as prior convictions can also result in future felony charges. An experienced attorney can help you try to avoid having a class B misdemeanor conviction on your permanent record.

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