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Traffic Offense Attorneys in San Antonio

Handling Traffic Tickets & Class C Misdemeanors

Class C misdemeanors are the least serious of all offenses in Texas. They are punishable by a fine not exceeding $500. Despite the fact that they are not as serious as other types of crimes, these misdemeanors should not be taken lightly. The consequences of a conviction can include points on your license and a potential Texas Department of Safety surcharge. At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, our San Antonio traffic ticket defense attorneys can work to seek a reduction in charges or a case dismissal.

By evaluating your case and negotiating with the prosecutor on your behalf, we may be able to achieve an alternative to a conviction. Representing yourself in court is never a good idea. Even in a municipal court, you will be up against an experienced prosecutor. That is why we always recommend that you call our offices to get professional legal representation that can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

Contact Smith & Vinson Law Firm for a free case evaluation at (210) 960-9557 today.

Common Class C Misdemeanors in Texas

Traffic and moving violations are the most common Class C misdemeanors. These include such offenses as speeding, failing to fully stop at a stop sign, tailgating, and similar traffic stops.

Examples of other Class C misdemeanors include:

  • Shoplifting or theft of property valued at $50 or less
  • Writing and passing a bad check for less than $20
  • Drug paraphernalia possession
  • Public intoxication
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Trespassing
  • Open container of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle
  • Leaving an unattended child in a vehicle
  • Gambling

Class C Misdemeanor Convictions

Class C misdemeanors seem like minor offenses but a conviction may result in unexpected collateral consequences. As an example, an excess of traffic tickets can lead to increased premiums on your car insurance, steep fines, and the potential of having your driver’s license suspended. Theft convictions, such as shoplifting or writing bad checks, have been labeled “crimes of moral turpitude” which may disqualify you from a job, housing, or educational opportunities. You may be disqualified from obtaining federal financial assistance for being convicted of possessing drug paraphernalia just because it is categorized as a drug crime.

Because of these negative effects, we always recommend that you bring your case to a legal professional like one of our San Antonio Class C misdemeanor lawyers. We have the experience and skills to fight for your best interests against the prosecution.

Call (210) 960-9557 or contact Smith & Vinson Law Firm online to discuss your case today.

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    “They handle my case incredibly well and warned me on the possible negative outcomes, overall completely satisfied me through the whole process. ”

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    “Having never been exposed to the criminal system, hiring an attorney was daunting task. 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. Ultiamtely, Mr. Vinson was able to negotiate a reasonable settlement dispite many hoops and hurdles presented by the prosecuting county. I would highly recommend Smith and Vinson for representation in a criminal matter.”

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    “Pay them, be honest with them and communicate with them and they will fix your mistake. Plain and simple. Charged 1st DWI offense. Called in. Told them scenario. Worked with payment methods (very important) .I had numerous lawyers to choose from. 110% glad I chose Jarrod to represent and fight for me. Throughout whole process I had the utmost confidence in Mr. Smith and his work. the goal when we first met was to "get the DWI dismissed" and that is exactly what happened. mission accomplished. if you need a DWI removed call jarrod”

    Ronald D.

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