Friday, July 16, 2010

Its About A Texas Class A Misdeanor

In Texas, a class A misdemeanor is punishable by up one year in county jail and/or a fine of up to $4000. This punishment is the most severe of the three classes of misdemeanors, class A, B and C. Although not as serious as a felony, it is important to avoid having such a conviction on your record. Common examples include Assault (domestic/family member), DWI (second), and Possession of a Dangerous Drug (i.e. Ritalin or Aderall). It is important to note that if you have committed a crime for the first time, it will be treated as a misdemeanor, but if you have repeated it again you will be charged with having committed a felony.

Hiring a misdemeanor attorney is the best way to navigate the legal implications involved. First, if you are convicted, you can avoid jail time by getting community supervised probation, which lasts no longer than two years. Furthermore, a class A arrest can be removed from an individual’s permanent record in two other instances –either you are found not guilty at trial or the case has been dismissed. No matter which of these conditions you have satisfied, an experienced attorney can help you have your class A misdemeanor expunged from your record.

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