Although misdemeanor charges are generally considered to be less serious than felony crimes, the punishment and potential long-term harm to your reputation can still have dramatic consequences on your future. If convicted, the potential punishment you face includes:
In addition, certain misdemeanors carry additional penalties, such as having your driver license suspended in DWI and DUI cases. My name is Mac Morris, and for more than 20 years, I have been providing comprehensive criminal defense services to clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, including Plano, Irving, Arlington and towns throughout Collin County.
I have an extensive knowledge of Texas law and have represented countless clients at trial over the years. My experience and knowledge are invaluable tools as I fight for you to receive the fair and honest trial you deserve.
In Texas, the potential penalties for misdemeanors are separated by severity through a classification system. There are three misdemeanor classes, and they all carry different maximum penalties:
Unlike felony convictions, people convicted of misdemeanors, such as theft, will carry out their sentences in local prisons, not federal penitentiaries.
A misdemeanor is a broad term for a crime that is viewed as being less serious than a felony.
Some of the more common misdemeanor charges include:
My first goal is to get the charges against you reduced or thrown out altogether. However, if the judge or district attorney isn’t willing to do so, I am prepared to fight for your rights in court to prove your innocence or get your potential penalties reduced. In addition, I help with other aspects of your case, such as making sure your conviction does not become a part of your permanent record.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Plano and need an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side, call the Law Office of Mac Morris at (972) 885-6325 to schedule a free initial consultation. I represent clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, including Collin County. Reasonable payment plans are available and most credit cards are accepted.