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When you’re charged with a crime in Texas, the stakes can be awfully high. You’re not sure how you might pay fines. The idea of jail is intimidating, to say the least.
El Paso Criminal Defense Lawyers may be able to spot details in the case that will get you a dismissal or reduction in the charges, but if the evidence against you is overwhelming, understanding the sentencing guidelines in Texas may help you decide better how you want your lawyer to negotiate plea agreements on your behalf.
Misdemeanors are classified according to the relative seriousness of the offense by Class A, B, or C. If a misdemeanor is not classified in the Texas Penal Code, it is automatically a Class C misdemeanor:
Felonies in Texas are classified by the relative seriousness of the offense into five categories. If an offense is designated a felony by the Texas Penal Code, but the Code does not specify it’s category, then the offense is a state jail felony:
This information has been provided by criminal defense attorney Miguel J. Cervantes, 1013 Montana Avenue, El Paso, TX 79902 U.S.A.