Plano Misdemeanor Defense: Protect Your Future Today

Experienced Legal Support for Misdemeanor Charges in Plano, TX

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:

  • Up to a year in prison
  • Fine of up to a few thousand dollars

In addition, certain misdemeanors carry additional penalties, such as having your driver's license suspended in DWI and DUI cases. My name is Mac Morris, and for more than 25 years, I have been providing comprehensive criminal defense services to clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, including Plano, Irving, Garland, 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.

Understanding Misdemeanor Penalties in Texas

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:

Max Penalties for Class A Misdemeanors in Collin County

  • A fine of $4,000 or less
  • A jail term that lasts one year or less
  • Any combination of the two

Consequences of Class B Misdemeanors in Texas

  • A fine of $2,000 or less
  • A jail term that lasts no longer than 180 days
  • Any combination of both

Class C Misdemeanors: Minor Offenses with Impact

  • A fine of $500 or less

Unlike felony convictions, people convicted of misdemeanors, such as theft, will carry out their sentences in local prisons, not federal penitentiaries.

Common Misdemeanor Offenses in Plano and Their Defense

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:

Defending Your Rights Against Misdemeanors in Collin County

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.

Contact a Plano Criminal Defense Lawyer for Misdemeanor Charges

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Plano and need an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side, call me at the Law Office of Mac Morris at (972) 846-8214 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.

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