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Do I Need a Lawyer for Misdemeanor Charges?

Do I Need a Lawyer for Misdemeanor Charges?

Let’s say you were charged with assault. In Texas, depending on the circumstances, this can be a Class A, Class B, or Class C misdemeanor. You may think it is alright to defend yourself in court against this charge because a misdemeanor is a “lesser” crime than a felony. However, even though misdemeanors are defined as less serious crimes, believing you can forgo the counsel of a skilled criminal defense attorney could mean the difference between a conviction and your freedom. Regardless of whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, you want an attorney on your side who knows the court system and can work toward getting charges dismissed or reduced.

Our skilled Dallas criminal defense lawyerat BLWLEGAL GROUP works hard to defend your rights and freedoms if you’re facing a criminal charge. Schedule a free consultation by calling us at (469) 290-0491.

Drawbacks of Defending Yourself

Defending yourself in court may prove to be a difficult endeavor. The legal system is complex with its various laws, rules, and regulations. In today’s digital age, you may believe you can find a video or other resource to teach you how to navigate the intricacies of this system; and, while you may be able to gain a cursory grasp of the law through self-teaching, the knowledge you obtain may not prepare you for the actual experience of fighting in court to protect your rights and avoid serious consequences.

Criminal defense lawyers have years of schooling and experience, providing them with the know-how to help you avoid jail time. They can build strong legal strategies for your unique circumstances and can aggressively fight for you in court.

Classes and Consequences of Misdemeanors in Texas

Texas has the following three classes of misdemeanors:

  • Class A: These misdemeanors are punishable by up to 1 year in jail and fines of up to $4,000
  • Class B: These misdemeanors are punishable by up to 180 days in jail and fines of up to $2,000
  • Class C: These misdemeanors are punishable by fines of up to $500

A misdemeanor conviction will go on your criminal record and can negatively impact your relationships, finances, current, and future jobs, and your ability to secure housing. If you try to defend yourself without a comprehensive understanding of the law, you may make mistakes during your trial that a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney would not have. When your future is at stake, you want to have a capable lawyer on your side.

Providing Strong Legal Defense for You

At BLWLEGAL GROUP, our Dallas criminal defense lawyer works tirelessly to obtain a favorable outcome for you. With years of experience behind her, she has been successful in getting charges dismissed in past cases. She will be committed to providing you with the focused representation you need during a stressful time.

Call us at (469) 290-0491 or contact us onlineif you have been charged with a crime.

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