Misdemeanor Charge Attorney

Fort Worth Misdemeanor Defense Attorney

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor?

Misdemeanor Charges

If charged with a misdemeanor offense in Fort Worth, seek out a quality Fort Worth criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and preserve the evidence that could establish your innocence.

Challenging a police officer’s basis for your arrest and demonstrating a lack of probable cause could result in a dismissal of the charges against you. Justin rigorously evaluates your case, staying in regular contact as it progresses through the system.

The Outcome You’re Looking for…

Your case could result in a dismissal, reduction to a lower grade misdemeanor offense, placement on deferred adjudication probation (which is not a conviction), regular probation, a county jail sentence or a fine.

The ultimate outcome depends on the facts of your case, the witnesses available to testify on your behalf, the quality of the pre-trial investigation, and the quality of your legal representation. It all starts with a quality attorney.

Consequences of a Misdemeanor Conviction

A misdemeanor conviction is not something to take lightly. Depending on the charge, you may face fines and jail time. Some charges result in the suspension of your drivers license (anywhere from 30 days to a year). In Texas, the type of punishment for a misdemeanor depends on the class of the crime. Class A Misdemeanors may result in up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. Class B Misdemeanors are met with punishments of up to 180 days in jail and a fines up to $1,000.

EXAMPLES OF MISDEMEANOR CRIMES

Possession of Marijuana Racing on a Highway
Criminal Mischief Interfering with Request for Assistance
DUI/DWI (1st and 2nd offense) Fleeing
Minor Possession of Alcohol Violation of Protective Order
Evading Arrest Fictitious License Plates

Lasting Impact from Misdemeanor Charges

There can be additional serious consequences that result from a conviction that the judge or prosecutor may not tell you about. All misdemeanor convictions are reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety and become a public record. While misdemeanors are different than felonies, the consequences are still serious and lasting.

Misdemeanor Charge? Call Justin!

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, hire an experienced defense attorney with the know-how, negotiation skills and tactics to help you navigate the criminal justice system.

Call Justin Sparks. 817-334-0300.

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