As Dallas Criminal Defense Attorneys, we represent people who are charged with one or more felonies, misdemeanors or a combination of both. These charges carry very different punishment ranges and fines. Below we discuss both types and make general comments concerning each. Do not construe this information as legal advice as the facts and circumstances of each case vary and require different strategies and approaches.
Under Texas law, a person can be charged with one or more of the following types of felonies in order of seriousness: capital murder, first degree felony, second degree felony, third degree felony, and state jail felony. In Texas, capital murder can, and often does, result in execution. The other four felonies can result in substantial times of incarceration and monetary fines. For the above reasons, a person charged with one or more of the above felonies must acquire the services of a competent and aggressive Dallas criminal law attorney to fight for his life, liberty and/or property.
Misdemeanor charges can have serious consequences. For example, certain misdemeanor convictions can result in jail time, huge fines, suspension of your driver’s license, enhancement of future charges, forfeiture of weapons, or even deportation if you are in the country illegally. What is more, a misdemeanor conviction can create problems securing employment, renting apartments or obtaining occupation licenses.
Consequently, we take misdemeanor charges as seriously as we do felonies and you should too. Call us concerning your misdemeanor charge. Depending on the particular circumstances surrounding your case, we may be able to get your misdemeanor charge dismissed and expunged.
Some of the specific types of criminal cases we handles include: