Misdemeanor

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 in Texas for Driving With a BAC of 0.15 Percent? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • New Laws in Texas for 2017

    … a Police Officer [HB 683] The law previously stated that it was illegal to be in possession of or use law enforcement insignia, or a vehicle, in a municipality of at least 1.18 million residents. House Bill 683, which will take effect on September 1st, 2017, nullifies the population threshold requirement.  Drones Banned From Flying Over Jails…

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  • 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…

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  • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

    … Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences Posted by The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp under Criminal Law May 31, 2017 In Texas, a felony is a crime that’s punishable by more than a year in jail. With few exceptions, a prison sentence is served in the Institutional Division/State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Texas…

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  • Explaining Grand Juries and How They Work

    … of nine jurors must be established to carry out the function of the grand jury. Each juror casts an individual vote. If the grand jury discerns there is probable cause of an offense occurrence, it returns a True Bill to indict. Are you or someone you know facing criminal charges in the Houston area? The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp has…

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  • Legal Consequences for Sex in Public in Texas

    … with the intention of arousing or sexually gratifying a person in a reckless manner. That is, the alleged perpetrator doesn’t care if another person present might be alarmed or offended by the action. Even is the act is consensual behavior, indecent exposure may be charged because an alarmed or offended person present doesn’t consent. HIV…

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  • Texas Laws for Juvenile Crimes: Definitions and Penalties

    … defense counsel. Your child may invoke the right to silence and counsel before making a statement to the police. Laws Regarding Juvenile Crimes If your child is younger than age 18, he or she can be charged with a variety of misdemeanor and felony offenses in Texas. Houston criminal defense attorney Matthew D. Sharp dedicates his practice to criminal…

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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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