Misdemeanor Charge Lawyers in Fort Worth
Defense for Misdemeanor Crimes in Texas
While a misdemeanor may be a less serious type of crime than a
felony, a misdemeanor charge should not be taken lightly. Yes, the punishment
for a misdemeanor, in most cases, is less severe than the punishment for
a felony, but a misdemeanor conviction can lead to probation, community
service, fines and/or jail time for up to a year - not to mention a criminal record.
Even if you're a first-time offender in Fort Worth, don't assume
that you'll walk away with a slap on the wrist. Contact a knowledgeable
criminal defense lawyer right away to review your case and see where you really stand. Depending
on your situation, there may be alternative options to reduce your sentence,
avoid jail time, or get your case dismissed.
Collateral Consequences of Misdemeanors
Misdemeanors can have additional consequences that can negatively a person's
life for years. Just the prospect of spending up to year in jail can be
traumatic for many people and those left behind at home, including parents,
spouses and children. Not only can a criminal record stigmatize you in
your community or your church, a misdemeanor could show up on a background
check during credit checks or job interviews. Finally, depending on your
record and the gravity of the charges, it is possible for a misdemeanor
to be elevated to a felony, in some cases. Don't let this happen.
Get the Help You Need - Call The Alband Law Firm!
If you or someone you love has been charged with a misdemeanor, representing
yourself against the prosecution in a criminal case is a bad idea. Having
an experienced attorney from The Alband Law Firm can help you get the
facts about your specific situation. The advice and advocacy our experienced
attorneys provide could be the difference between going to jail and going
back home to your family where you belong.