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Class C misdemeanors do not carry the possibility of confinement. They are punishable by fine
only, and the fine may not exceed $500 (plus court costs). Deferred Adjudication
can be granted which shall not exceed 180 days in duration. Traffic tickets
are generally class C misdemeanors. Even though confinement can not be
ordered as a sentence for class C misdemeanors, judges will often accept
confinement in lieu of payment of fines. Class C misdemeanors are special
because if a person accepts Deferred Adjudication and successfully completes
the requirements, they can get an Expunction not just a Nondisclosure
as is the case in all other criminal offense levels.
Class B Misdemeanors carry the possibility of Confinement for term not to exceed 180 days in
county jail; and/or A fine not to exceed $2,000 Up to 2 years of community
supervision (or 3 years with extension).
Class A Misdemeanor is the most serious misdemeanor offense classification. Range of Punishment
for a Class A Misdemeanor is punishable by up to 1 year in county jail,
and an optional fine of up to $4,000.
State Jail Felonies carry a range of punishment of between 180 days and 2 years in State Jail
and an optional fine not to exceed $10,000.
If you are seeking aggressive criminal representation by an experienced
criminal defense attorney for your Denton County crminal case or arrest
in Denton County, contact the offices of Tim Powers today. There is no
charge or obligation for the initial consultation. 940.580.2899.
*Tim Powers is an attorney licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court
of Texas. Nothing in this article is intended to be legal advice. For
legal advice about any specific legal question you should directly consult