A misdemeanor (also spelled misdemeanour) is any "lesser" criminal act in some common law legal systems. Misdemeanors are generally punished less severely than felonies, but theoretically more so than administrative infractions (also known as minor, petty or summary offences) and regulatory offences. Many misdemeanors are punished with monetary fines.
Posts about Misdemeanor
  • What Are the Penalties in Texas for Driving With a BAC of 0.15 Percent?

    … It is common knowledge that the legal blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for drunk driving in Texas is 0.08 percent. BAC varies depending on a person’s weight, metabolism, and the type of alcohol consumed. But just to give you a rough idea, a 160-pound man will likely be at or over 0.08 percent BAC after 3 […] The post What Are the Penalties…

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  • New Laws in Texas for 2017

    … 441] House Bill 441, which has already gone into effect, simply states that a school district may not provide student instruction on Memorial Day.  Limited Liability of First Responders [HB 590] House Bill 590, which will take effect on September 1st, 2017, will shield first responders who provide roadside assistance in good faith from liability…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 26 readers -
  • Driving With a Suspended License: Texas Laws and Penalties

    … vigorously argue that the client didn’t know about the suspension. The prosecution must prove that the driver knowingly drove with a suspended license. If you choose to get behind the wheel when your driver’s license is revoked or suspended, you may be charged with a Class C misdemeanor or higher level charges according to § 521.457 (e). Under Texas…

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  • This Post Could Save Your Patent Law License

    … reinstatement, the practitioner has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (other than a “minor traffic violation”), then that could delay, if not derail, the reinstatement process. If they do this relatively quickly and have no negative information on the Reinstatement Data Sheet, then the administrative suspension should be lifted within a few…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 12 readers -
  • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

    … identifying information; 13) unauthorized vehicle use; 14) drug possession (>one gram of controlled substance); and 15) improper visual or photography recording. How Felonies Are Handled A capital felony case is handled in district court with an automatic appeal of the case to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. A first-degree felony, second…

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  • Explaining Grand Juries and How They Work

    … In the state of Texas, a grand jury is comprised of 12 people who must determine whether probable cause exists for a felony offense. The grand jury is assembled to inquire into a felony offense or a relatively small number of misdemeanor offenses. According to Title 1, Chapter 19, Article 19.40 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, a quorum…

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  • Legal Consequences for Sex in Public in Texas

    … that the offender obtains testing for HIV as well as other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The person may willingly submit or be required to submit to testing. Results of testing are sent to the victim. Legal Penalties If convicted of public lewdness, a Class A misdemeanor, penalties range from a small fine to jail time of up to one year plus a $4,000…

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  • Texas Laws for Juvenile Crimes: Definitions and Penalties

    … juvenile legal system, listening to you and explaining your options through the process. Right to Counsel and Silence If your child is arrested for a juvenile offense in Harris County or Houston, Texas, contact an experienced attorney immediately. Don’t allow your son or daughter to discuss the matter with a law enforcement officer until you contact…

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  • Will I Be Punished More Severely for Drunk Driving If I Have a Prior DWI Conviction?

    … A drunk driving charge is not a minor matter. Texas law classifies a first-time DWI offense as a Class B misdemeanor. If convicted, this means a defendant faces a minimum jail term of 72 hours and a maximum fine of $2,000. However, if the defendant has already been convicted once before of drunk driving, the […] The post Will I Be Punished More Severely for Drunk Driving If I Have a Prior DWI Conviction? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • Property Damage Crimes and Texas Laws

    … allegedly does something criminal that constitutes a low level misdemeanor or felony. Arson Arson involves starting a fire with the intent to damage or destroy a building, vehicle, vegetation, structure, open-space or fence. It’s also arson if the person causes an explosion. It doesn’t matter whether the fire continues after it ignites…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 19 readers -
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