What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony in Texas?

In the state of Texas, the criminal justice system splits crimes you can commit into two categories misdemeanors and felonies. Each of them carries different consequences and can affect you differently. Felony cases are handled by the district courts while misdemeanor cases are handled by County Courts. If you would like to learn more about felonies or misdemeanors, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today. Our skilled Hidalgo, County Texas criminal defense lawyer.

What is a misdemeanor in Texas?

A misdemeanor is a criminal charge that involves less serious offenses than felonies. In Texas, with a misdemeanor, the maximum punishment could be up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

Within the category of a misdemeanor, there is Class A, Class B, and Class C. The most severe is Class A. Examples of a Class A misdemeanor would include Assault/Family Violence, Possession of Marijuana between 2-4 ounces, Driving While Intoxicated (with a prior conviction), and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon.

If you have further questions on misdemeanors in Texas, our legal team is here to help. Give us a call today.

What is a felony in Texas?

A felony is any crime that is above a misdemeanor which could either include a first-degree, second-degree, third-degree, or state jail felony. An example of a first-degree felony in Texas includes aggravated robbery, murder, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated sexual assault.

More severe crimes usually fall under the category of a felony and have longer lifetime consequences. If you are facing the penalties of a felony charge, you will need a skilled Texas criminal defense attorney at your side. Our legal team is ready to help you and your future.

Will I need to retain the services of a criminal defense attorney?

If you were convicted of a crime, you can expect to face permanent effects on your life. Because of this, it is crucial that anyone who is facing criminal charges hires the services of a competent attorney who truly cares about their future. Our firm recognizes that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and we will do everything in our power to attain the best outcome possible on your behalf. Give us a call today to get started.

Contact Our Hidalgo County, Texas Firm

With collective decades of experience, the experienced attorneys at the Law Office of Angel Davila are committed to helping protect you from the penalties associated with a criminal conviction by defending you against charges of everything from DUI to Murder, and everything in between. We also help people through various family law and estate planning matters. Our firm proudly serves clients in Hidalgo County and throughout the state of Texas. For quality legal defense when you need it most, contact the Law Office of Angel Davila today.