San Antonio Misdemeanor Defense Attorneys
Fighting Texas Misdemeanor Charges
Misdemeanor offenses are considered to be less serious crimes than felonies. Despite this, they can still impose life-changing consequences well into the future. Some misdemeanors carry certain restrictions, such as license suspension and restrictions against firearm possession. All are punishable by potential jail time, fines, and probation constraints.
Furthermore, a misdemeanor conviction results in a permanent criminal record which can negatively affect your future. Background checks, which are common in today’s society, can easily turn up your misdemeanor history to a future employer, landlord, educational institution, and more. Because of all these adverse effects of being found guilty of a misdemeanor, you need to fight back with an aggressive defense. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, that is exactly what we do.
Discuss your misdemeanor charges with our legal team by contacting us at (210) 960-9557. We offer free consultations.
San Antonio Misdemeanor Lawyers
Prosecutors in the State of Texas aggressively pursue misdemeanor cases. Offenses such as DWI, assault, and various types of theft are often prosecuted with as much force as some felony crimes. Because of this, it is critical to have thorough and trusted representation from a law firm that does not give up or brush off your case.
Types of Texas Misdemeanor Crimes
In Texas, misdemeanor offenses are organized into three different classes depending on the severity of the crime. Each class assigns its own set of potential penalties.
- Class A misdemeanors with penalties of up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000
- Class B misdemeanors with penalties of up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000
- Class C misdemeanors punishable by a fine of up to $500
Common misdemeanor offenses include:
- Domestic violence assault
- Car burglary
- Criminal mischief
- Driving with a suspended license
- Indecent exposure
- Underage drinking
- Marijuana possession
- Public drunkenness
- Reckless driving
- Carrying a weapon unlawfully
- Violation of a restraining order
Bring Your Case to Accomplished San Antonio Misdemeanor Lawyers
If you have been arrested or charged with a misdemeanor offense in San Antonio or anywhere in Bexar County, we urge you to get in touch with Smith & Vinson Law Firm. Our effective criminal trial lawyers know how to fight for you as we seek a favorable resolution to your case.
Call us today for legal help at (210) 960-9557.
Attorney Brad Vinson was informative, professional yet sympathetic with his approach to my case. Mr. Vinson was open to opinion and ensured that all legal avenues were considered and addressed before presenting a course of action.- Michael
Having no background in law and finding myself in a situation that left me feeling extremely vulnerable, I felt quickly at ease in their care. They were very reasonable with my situation and helped work around my needs by providing me with the most support- Andrew
They handled my case incredibly well and warned me on the possible negative outcomes, overall completely satisfied me through the whole process.- Elmer Marqueiz
Very professional, on time and educates you along the whole process. I had a lot to lose and you guys gave it all back to me and finally represented what true Justice is here in America.- Manuel R.
Motion to Suppress Granted; Case Dismissed DWI 2nd .209
Our client was charged with Driving While Intoxicated – 2nd Offense with a BAC of .209. The police pulled our client over for allegedly crossing over lane lines and causing another car to swerve out of the way. We challenged the legality of the police’s warrantless stop of our client with a Motion to Suppress Evidence and had a contested hearing wherein the Officer testified.
Dismissed Possession of Controlled Substance
Our client was pulled over for expired registration. Police smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and conducted a probable cause search. Police found marijuana and pills containing a controlled substance, and the State charged our client with a felony. Our client was already facing multiple misdemeanor charges in another county.
Dismissed Possession of Controlled Substance
Our client picked up a prostitute and was later pulled over for failing to signal. The police let the woman go, but found cocaine in the car on the passenger side and charged our client with possession of a controlled substance.
Dismissed Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Our client, a retired Marine, was out with some friends one night when he got into a fight at a gas station. He allegedly pulled out a knife and left the scene. Moments later, law enforcement pulled him over. He was charged with misdemeanor DWI, felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and two counts of felony Terroristic Threat.
No Charges Filed Sexual Assault Investigation
Our client was a UT student who was accused of sexual assault. He came to our firm extremely scared about his future both with the university and within the criminal justice system. With our firm's help, he was able to show that his accuser was not credible. Smith and Vinson put together a defense that law enforcement recognized as credible evidence of his innocence and not to file charges which changed the course of our client's life.