If you are charged with a criminal offense in Texas, you could be punished by a fine, jail time and/or probation. The amount of your fine and the length of jail time and/or probation depends the type of crime you are accused of committing. Below is a summarization of the range of punishment for Texas Misdemeanor criminal charges.  This chart begins with the most serious of offenses, and goes down form there.  Keep in mind that individual counties may have additional punishment requirements and conditions of punishment.

Texas Misdemeanor Punishment Ranges

Class A Misdemeanor Punishment — Texas Penal Code section 12.21

Under Texas Law, a Class A Misdemeanor offense is punishable by:

  1. a) Confinement for a term not to exceed 1 years in county jail; AND/OR b) A fine not to exceed $4,000.

Community Supervision (Probation)

A person convicted of a Class A Misdemeanor in Texas MAY be eligible for community supervision probation instead of county jail time. The maximum term of community supervision for a Class A Misdemeanor is up to 2 years.

Class B Misdemeanor Punishment — Texas Penal Code section 12.22

Under Texas Law, a Class B Misdemeanor offense is punishable by:

  1. a) Confinement for a term not to exceed 180 days in county jail; AND/OR b) A fine not to exceed $2,000.

Community Supervision (Probation)

A person convicted of a Class B Misdemeanor in Texas MAY be eligible for community supervision probation instead of county jail time. The maximum term of community supervision for a Class A Misdemeanor is up to 2 years.

Class C Misdemeanor Punishment — Texas Penal Code section 12.23

Under Texas Law, a Class C Misdemeanor offense is punishable by:

  1. a) NO Confinement in jail; b) A fine not to exceed $500.

Community Supervision (Probation or Deferred Adjudication/Disposition)

A person convicted of a Class C Misdemeanor in Texas MAY be eligible for up to 180 days of deferred disposition instead of a final conviction.

NOTE: The information contained in this page provides only a basic overview of Texas law. This is not a comprehensive explanation of the law, but rather a simple summary meant to provide the reader with basic knowledge. This information is NOT legal advice of any kind, and should not be relied upon as such. Some information may not reflect current law, and thus we do not guarantee the accuracy of any information displayed herein. Always consult an attorney regarding your particular matter.

What Does This Mean

Any criminal charge is extremely serious. In order to protect your good name, keep your record clean, and be eligible to get into a good school or find a good job, it is imperative that you take these charges very seriously. Even the smallest of criminal charges can have an enormous impact on a person’s life, both personally and professionally.

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If you are currently facing criminal charges of any kind, it important that you contact a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At Ross Law Offices, we offer a free consultation to discuss your case and go over every option you may have. Don’t hesitate. Call us today.

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