Misdemeanor & Felony Charges
Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony offense? If so, your entire future may be on the line. Even seemingly “minor” misdemeanor offenses can result in jail time, fines, and living the rest of your life with a criminal record. A felony conviction could leave you in prison for years or even decades. You need to put your interests first by hiring a skilled criminal defense attorney.
Having dedicated over 25 years of my career to criminal law, I have the know-how and experience to challenge any type of misdemeanor or felony charge. I have experience as a prosecutor and judge, which gives me an in-depth and invaluable understanding of all sides of criminal proceedings. Serving Fort Worth and North Texas, I am committed to securing the best result for every client I represent.
Felony Classifications & Penalties
The general definition of a felony is a crime punishable by time in a state penitentiary. Felonies often involve violence and high degrees of financial/property loss. Murder, robbery, and forcible sexual assault are examples of felonies.
The felony classifications and penalties in Texas are as follows:
- Capital felony, punishable by death or life in prison without parole.
- First degree felony, punishable by 5 to 99 years, or life, in prison.
- Second degree felony, punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison.
- Third degree felony, punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison.
- State jail felony, punishable by 180 days to 2 years in jail.
A felony conviction may also carry a fine of up to $10,000.
Misdemeanor Charges in Texas
Many people make the mistake of believing that a misdemeanor is not a serious offense because it is less severe than a felony. However, misdemeanor offenses can still carry heavy penalties, affect your current and future employment opportunities, and leave a mark on your criminal record. As a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney, I am dedicated to mitigating these consequences and securing outright dismissals for my clients.
I can defend all types of misdemeanor offenses, including:
- Possession of drugs/marijuana
- Assault on family members
- Resisting arrest
- Assault with bodily injury
Misdemeanors are typically categorized into three different classifications, based on the severity of the offense. The three categories of misdemeanors are Class A, Class B, and Class C. Depending on the nature of the offense you have been accused of, you could be facing time in jail, a large fine, and a permanent criminal record which can negatively affect your future.
Serving Clients in Fort Worth, TX & Beyond
If you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges in the Fort Worth area, or anywhere in North Texas, do not wait to call my firm. I know what is at stake and how to protect your constitutional rights. I will be honest and straightforward in my assessment of your charges, and if you hire me, I will stop at nothing to deliver the highest quality defense counsel inside and outside the criminal courtroom.
Call (817) 857-6307 today to get started.