Class B Misdemeanor – Texas Law

Charged with a Class B Misdemeanor in Texas?

​A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by up to 180 days in county jail and up to a $2,000 fine. A conviction for a class B misdemeanor will stay on your criminal record forever and prevent you from obtaining gainful employment – which is why it’s important to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer dedicated to keeping your record clean.

The most common class B misdemeanor charges are:

Other Class B Misdemeanors

There are a wide array of class B misdemeanor charges encompassing the full spectrum of criminal offenses. Attorneys routinely defend all variety of Class B Misdemeanor charges in Texas – including the following crimes:

  • Criminal Trespass (not of a habitation),
  • Disorderly Conduct (involving a firearm),
  • Evading Arrest,
  • Failure to ID (identify) by giving false identification to police,
  • False Report to Peace Officer,
  • Harassment,
  • Indecent Exposure,
  • Possession of a controlled substance,
  • Prostitution,
  • Silent or Abusive Calls to 911,
  • Misdemeanor Terroristic Threats, and
  • Driving with license suspended or invalid.

Attorneys routinely defend Texas Class B Misdemeanor charges of all types all across the state. In a very competitive job market, you can’t afford a criminal record because of a Class B misdemeanor conviction. Defense attorneys also provide local jail release (attorney writ bonds), removal of warrants, bond reductions, and probation violation representation for Class B misdemeanors in Texas.

Texas Class B Misdemeanor Sentencing

A misdemeanor sentence is usually imposed quickly or shortly after a guilty plea or verdict. There are other punishment possibilities, including jail time, fines, fees, restitution, community service hours, and no-contact orders. The judge may also impose alternative sentences, such as confinement in a treatment facility for chemical dependency or mental health difficulties. Additional options are available in most minor instances.

Enhanced Misdemeanor Penalties in Texas

Repeat misdemeanor offenses in Texas carry harsher punishments. In some cases, the general enhancement of the legislation applies. Other misdemeanors, such as assault, theft, and domestic violence, carry harsher penalties if you have a past conviction for the same or a comparable offense. Furthermore, some misdemeanors carry higher penalties throughout the Texas Penal Code when the defendant targets a vulnerable or protected individual, targets a victim based on bias or prejudice, or commits the act in a proclaimed disaster or evacuation region. An increased penalty may raise the degree of the violation or impose a mandatory minimum jail sentence.

Class B Misdemeanor Lawyer

A Texas misdemeanor lawyer will fight to keep a Class B Misdemeanor conviction from staining your permanent criminal record. We have will explore dismissal options, Class C misdemeanor reductions, pretrial diversion, and deferred adjudication possibilities – not to mention winning your case at trial – all in order to ensure your eligibility for expunction or nondisclosure of your criminal record in the future. Contact an attorney today for a free consultation, and to find out what options may be available to you.

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