If you are facing any type of minor offense, it is important to know your rights and have an experienced attorney by your side. Any time you are a defendant in a court case, you are at risk of paying large fines or serving jail time.
For a minor offense, if you think you might need an attorney, it is a good idea to at least contact one to see if they can help. We will make sure your rights are protected and you are able to obtain the best possible outcome.
Our Attorneys Can Assist with Minor Offenses
The attorneys at our offices are knowledgeable with legal rules that people representing themselves would not be aware of. Some people make the mistake of assuming their charges are minor and believe they can represent themselves during a case.
We Have Time to Spend on Your Case
Many people have jobs or other daily commitments where they do not have the proper time to dedicate towards their case. A lawyer at our offices will have the time and experience to give to your case in the following ways:
- Examine all documents related to the case
- Do legal research
- Talk to witnesses
- File any petitions needed
We have the time to give your case the attention it deserves to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. Act now, however, since there is a statute of limitations of two years for minor offenses per Texas Code of Criminal Procedure T. 1, C. 12. If you wait too long you may not be able to pursue legal action against your charges.
We Will Provide You with an Objective Outlook of What You Could be Facing
The Texas law is sometimes difficult to interpret to someone who is not trained. An experienced attorney who knows the intricacies of the law can help to explain the severity of charges you are facing in terminology that can be understood.
We will work as a team to come up with the best defense strategy based on the circumstances. Any support you need during this time will be provided to you so you feel comfortable and have an idea of what the end result will be.
We Will Advocate for You Throughout the Case
According to Texas Penal Code T. 1, C. 2, all citizens are innocent until proven guilty. We will ensure you are granted that right throughout the process of your case. Our attorneys will fight to reduce or dismiss any charges brought against you. An attorney can help you avoid a trial all together by assisting with negotiations and fighting for a fair plea agreement.
If you are found guilty, our attorneys can help to clean your record. The process of clearing small offenses from your record can be a complicated and time-consuming process. An attorney who is experienced in this area can help you manage the process.
Minor Offenses Can Sometimes have Serious Consequences
Small offenses can still make it to a court of law to stand trial. It might be in your best interest to hire an attorney to assist with filing to drop or reduce charges, defend you in court, and seek a reduction of penalties if convicted. Being aware of the consequences you could potentially face is important when deciding whether or not to hire an attorney.
Potential Consequences for Minor Offenses
Though misdemeanors appear to be minor offenses, they can still carry large consequences. In the state of Texas, there are 3 classes of misdemeanors that are relative to the seriousness of the offense. According to the Texas Penal Code T. 3, C. 12, the following are types of misdemeanor classes:
- Class A misdemeanor: This is the most serious type of misdemeanor. This charge can cause confinement in jail for up to 1 year, a fine to not exceed $4,000. An offender can be sentenced to both confinement and paying a fine.
- Class B misdemeanor: A class B misdemeanor can result in jail time not to exceed 180 days. Offenders can also receive a fine not to exceed $2,000. An offender can receive both the fine and confinement.
- Class C misdemeanor: Offenders who are charged with a class C misdemeanor can be fined up to $500.
Even someone who commits a minor offense could be subject to jail time. It is helpful to receive assistance from an experienced attorney to ensure your rights are protected. A lawyer from our firm will provide effective defense strategies on your behalf.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we know how devastating a conviction can be. We will be on your side every step of the way throughout your case. View our case results to see how we have helped our clients in the past.
You can count on us to do everything in our power to dismiss or reduce charges in your case. For more information on how we put our clients first, visit our About page. Call today for a free confidential consultation with our office at 214-696-9253 or fill out our contact form.
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