Criminal offenses in Texas are divided into two categories; felonies and misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are considered lesser crimes than felonies
Crime and Punishment
Misdemeanor charges in Texas are classified into three categories: Class A misdemeanors, Class B misdemeanors, and Class C misdemeanors. Felonies are classified in three degrees: First-degree felonies, Second-degree felonies, and third-degree felonies.
Some examples of misdemeanors are:
- Class A Misdemeanors-Burglary of a vehicle, cruelty to animals, DWI (2nd offense), obscenity, public lewdness, resisting arrest, stealing checks.
- Class B Misdemeanors-Criminal trespass, DWI, harassment, prostitution, terroristic threats.
- Class C Misdemeanors-Assault by threat, disorderly conduct, issuance of bad checks, leaving a child in a vehicle, minor in possession of alcohol, possession of alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle.
- First-degree felonies- Aggravated assault of public servant, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, aggravated sexual assault, causing serious bodily injury to a child, senior citizen, or disabled person, murder.
- Second Degree felonies- Aggravated assault, arson, bribery, indecent contact with a child, intoxication manslaughter, robbery, trafficking of persons.
- Third Degree Felonies- Aggravated perjury, deadly conduct with a firearm, indecent exposure to a child, possession of a firearm by a felon, stalking, tampering with evidence.
Criminal Law Attorneys in Wylie
Criminal law is a complex area and being charged with a felony or misdemeanor should not be taken lightly. It is very important to have the help of a criminal defense attorney that can handle your case and prevent a life-altering conviction if possible. You will need the help of a skilled attorney at Edmondson Law, PLLC. We represent clients throughout the Wylie area. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation by calling 972-442-8326. We are here to fight for you.
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