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General Information on Texas Statutes

Posted By Tim Powers || 27-Nov-2012

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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).

A 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 an attorney.

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