Misdemeanor Defense Lawyer
Misdemeanors are criminal offenses generally punishable by confinement in jail for one year or less. Scores of them exist under the laws of Texas, and many can be enhanced to felonies if you have a prior criminal record.
At the Law Office of Aaronson and Norris in El Paso, we take misdemeanor charges seriously. Many can become felonies if enhanced with prior convictions, or if they produce serious consequences, such as bodily injury, death, or damage to property. Even enhanced misdemeanors can result in significant losses of liberty, and misdemeanor convictions can later be used by authorities to enhance penalties in future prosecutions, or to damage a persons reputation, both in court and in the community where he lives or works.
Defense against Misdemeanor Charges in El Paso, TX
Negotiated pleas of guilty are often the right way to handle such cases, but no one should agree to accept responsibility for a misdemeanor, any more than a felony, just to get out of jail or to avoid further prosecution, until the strength of the state(s) case has been evaluated by a competent criminal defense lawyer. We therefore insist that every misdemeanor case coming to us be examined in the first instance just as carefully as a major felony, and taken to trial if the prosecution cannot produce sufficient admissible evidence of guilt.
A few examples of misdemeanors are listed, but are not limited to the following:
- Criminal Mischief
- Criminal Theft
- Evading/Resisting Arrest
- Disorderly Conduct
- Public Intoxication
- Dog Fighting
Some of the crimes listed above can turn into felonies depending on a variety of factors, but we represent all clients that may be faced with any of those charges.
Call a Misdemeanor Crimes Lawyer in El Paso today for help!
If you do not see the crime with which you are accused on the list, contact our El Paso Texas law office at (915) 772-5335 to speak with one of our experienced Misdemeanor Crime Lawyers from Aaronson and Norris for further assistance.