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If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in Plano, now is the time to obtain qualified legal representation. Although you might be tempted to just plead guilty so you can move on with your life, a misdemeanor conviction could cost you up to $4,000 in fines and up to one year in jail. The conviction will also be added to your criminal record.

Law Offices of Bill J. Stovall stands ready to aggressively advocate for your rights and freedom. In many cases, Bill Stovall is able to get his clients’ cases dismissed, or at least obtain a reduction of charges and penalties. He has the knowledge and skill necessary to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

Call (214) 972-0004 or contact the firm online to begin discussing your case with an experienced misdemeanor attorney in Plano.

Representing Clients Facing a Range of Misdemeanor Charges

The Law Offices of Bill J. Stovall represents those accused of all types of misdemeanor crimes including, but not limited to:

  • DWI
  • Drug crimes
  • Assault
  • Theft
  • Public lewdness
  • Obscenity
  • Indecent exposure
  • Criminal trespass
  • Criminal mischief
  • Resisting arrest
  • Burglary of a vehicle
  • Prostitution
  • Violation of protective order
  • Cruelty to animals
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Theft by check
  • Unlawful carrying of a weapon

Misdemeanor Classifications & Penalties in Texas

There are two main types of criminal charges in the state of Texas: felonies and misdemeanors. Felony crimes are considered the most serious offenses and receive the harshest penalties. However, misdemeanor charges are not to be taken lightly. A conviction for a misdemeanor is still punishable by fines, jail time, license suspension, and more.

In Texas, misdemeanors are categorized into three main groups, including:

  • Class A misdemeanors – The most severe misdemeanors are classified as Class A. This level of offense carries a fine of up to $4,000 and up to one year in a county jail. Examples of Class A misdemeanors include assault with bodily injury, carrying a gun without a permit, possession of more than two ounces of marijuana, second-offense DWI, resisting arrest, and violation of a protective order.
  • Class B misdemeanors – Prostitution, vandalism, criminal trespass, first-offense DWI, evading arrest, minor drug possession, and failure to pay child support are examples of Class B misdemeanors. This level of crime is punishable by a maximum fine of $2,000 and up to 180 days in jail.
  • Class C misdemeanors – The least severe type of misdemeanor is a Class C misdemeanor. Crimes such as petty theft, simple assault, using bad checks, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and gambling are examples of this level of offense. Those convicted for these types of crimes could face up to $500 in fines.

Get an Aggressive Legal Advocate on Your Side

Since a conviction for a misdemeanor offense can have serious consequences for you, be sure to consult with the Law Offices of Bill J. Stovall as soon as you become aware of the charges against you.

In need of a misdemeanor lawyer in Plano? Call Bill Stovall at (214) 972-0004 today. He will fight for you.

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    Bill J. Stovall

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    The Law Offices of Bill J. Stovall is devoted to representing citizens who have been accused, investigated or charged with crimes at both the State and Federal level. Bill J. Stovall understands both the challenge and the honor that comes through the representation of those individuals and the impact it may have on them and their families. Our office has a reputation for defending with compassion, intelligence, and imagination. Bill J. Stovall is a preeminent Dallas, Texas criminal defense ...
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