Misdemeanor crimes—often referred to as petty crimes—are considered violations and offenses that may be punishable by a fine and/or jail time that lasts no longer than a year.
Misdemeanors are classified into three groups, according to their perceived severity.
- Class C – These misdemeanors are the least severe offenses and may be punishable by a fine up to $500.
- Class B –These violations are more severe than Class C misdemeanors, and may be punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and/or up to 6 months in a correctional institution.
- Class A – These offenses are the most severe misdemeanors, and may be punishable by a fine up to $4,000 and/or up to one year in a correctional institution.
With an experienced criminal defense lawyer like Nathaniel Pitoniak on your side, he can help increase your chances of either reducing your penalties or achieving a “dismissal or acquittal” depending on the facts and circumstances of your case.
Defense Strategies for Misdemeanors
The type of defense strategy we may use will depend on your case and the charges brought against you.
Why Do You Need a Defense Lawyer?
If you are in Harris County or surrounding counties such as Fort Bend, Montgomery, or Galveston County and have been charged with a misdemeanor crime, you will need an experienced and successful criminal defense lawyer such as Nathaniel Pitoniak to provide you with legal advice and representation in a Texas court of law. As a former prosecutor in his tenth year of practice, he has handled hundreds of misdemeanor cases and will be able to create a strategic defense for your case that can reduce your charges or even have your case thrown out before it leads to a trial. Call Nathaniel Pitoniak at the Pitoniak Law Firm at (832) 315-6283 for a free consultation today.