A Galveston Texas Criminal Defense lawyer explains why you need to hire a lawyer on misdemeanor cases.
Any time you or someone you know is accused of a crime they should hire a lawyer. This need is even more important in cases where you are facing possible jail time and a record that can significantly impact your future. In Galveston if you are charged with a class A misdemeanor you face a punishment of up to one year in jail and up to a $4,000 dollar fine. Some examples of class A misdemeanors are assault, breaking into a car, resisting arrest, theft and some drug cases. If you are charged in Galveston with a class B misdemeanor you face up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine. Examples of class B misdemeanors are possession of marijuana, theft, trespass, prostitution, terroristic threat and a first DWI. In either case it is important to not minimize the impact these cases can have on you and your family’s future. You have rights when you are accused of a crime and you need to hire a lawyer who will defend those rights and use every option available under the laws of Texas to try to get the case dismissed or if necessary determine a solution that will minimize the lasting effects it can have. We have been called by numerous people years after pleading guilty to an offense regretting their decision to plead guilty without a good lawyer who worked hard to try to get the case dismissed and wanting to know if there is anything that can be done. They are usually motivated by the fact that even though they thought having one theft case or spending one day in jail for possession of marijuana would not stop them for getting a job, only to find that years later they were unable to get a license they wanted, a home they wanted to rent, or a promotion they thought they deserved. Unfortunately by the time we are called there is usually nothing left to do. The time to fight your case is now, do not wait until it is too late. For a free consultation from an experienced Galveston criminal defense attorney please call our toll free number 888-661-5030 or fill out our secure online contact form.
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