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Misdemeanors

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Too often, misdemeanor cases are not taken seriously, either by the person accused or by the attorney representing the person. A conviction for a misdemeanor offense is a scar on your record that will likely follow an individual for life. It may affect employment opportunities, now and in the future, which in turn affects the ability to earn a living. As a result of a conviction, a person may face jail time, fines, a lengthy probation period with associated probation fees, community service, and counseling.

Legal Consequences

There are also many collateral consequences that can arise as a result of an arrest or conviction for a misdemeanor offense, including suspension of a driver’s license, surcharges on a driver’s license, prohibition from serving on a jury, and the inability to possess a firearm. In short, misdemeanor charges should always be taken seriously and defended aggressively.

Examples of Misdemeanor Offenses Under Texas Law

  • Abusive Calls to 9-1-1 Service
  • Assault
  • Boating While Intoxicated
  • Burglary (certain types)
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Deadly Conduct
  • Discharge of Firearm in Certain Municipalities
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Dog Fighting
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Driving While License Invalid
  • Driving While License Suspended
  • Engaging in Organized Crime
  • Evading Arrest or Detention
  • Failure to Identify
  • False Report to Peace Officer
  • Gambling
  • Graffiti
  • Harassment
  • Harboring Runaway Child
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Interference with Emergency Telephone Call
  • Interference with Police Service Animals
  • Interference with Public Duties
  • Interference with Railroad Property
  • Issuance of a Bad Check
  • Minor Consuming Alcohol
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Obscenity
  • Obstructing Highway or other
  • Passageway
  • Perjury
  • Possession of a Dangerous Drug
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Prohibited Weapons
  • Prostitution
  • Public Intoxication
  • Public Lewdness
  • Reckless Damage or Destruction
  • Resisting Arrest, Search, or
  • Transportation
  • Tampering with Governmental Record
  • Terroristic Threat
  • Theft
  • Theft by Check
  • Theft of Service
  • Unlawful Carrying Weapons
  • Unlawful Restraint
  • Violation of a Protective Order

If charged with a criminal offense, it is in your best interest to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Contact Edward A. Jendrzey, Attorney at Law for a free, initial consultation.