Class A Misdemeanors
A Class A misdemeanor offense is usually:
- Punishable by up to a year in county jail or
- A fine of no more than $4,000
If you are convicted for a Class A misdemeanor and happen to get arrested for a different offense later, the District Attorney can use the first conviction to get you a harsher punishment.
Class B Misdemeanors
A Class B misdemeanor offense is usually:
- Punishable by up to 180 days in prison or
- No more than $2,000 in fines
One of the most common misdemeanors of the Class B misdemeanor in Dallas County is possession of a certain quality of drugs. In addition to other penalties, you may be given a license suspension if you are convicted or plead guilty to a drug charge in Dallas county.
Class C Misdemeanors
A Class C misdemeanor is usually:
Punishable by a fine not exceeding $500
Just because you have been charged with a crime does not mean you will be found guilty. The state prosecutor needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the offenses you have been charged with.
If you work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, they may be able to use their skills to show that reasonable doubt was not proven, which could get the charges thrown out or reduced.