San Antonio Misdemeanor Attorney
If you or a loved one was charged with a misdemeanor in Texas, contact an experienced San Antonio misdemeanor attorney with over 25 years of experience and a proven track record of success.
Kurt Gransee has a vast amount of legal knowledge and trial experience and is a former assistant district attorney for Bexar County. As both a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, Mr. Gransee has handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases. He has experience in every criminal county and district court in Bexar County.
Whether you do time or are set free or pay a high fine or a lower fine can often be determined by the attorney you choose. We assure you that we will put our experience to work defending the charges against you. Protecting your rights is of paramount importance to us. Remember, just because you have been accused of a crime does not mean you are guilty.
Classes of Misdemeanors
- Class C misdemeanors
- Class B misdemeanors
- Class A misdemeanors
Range of Punishment
- Class C misdemeanors are usually handled in municipal courts and usually involve only fines.
- Class B misdemeanors are prosecuted in the county courts and in most cases have a range of punishment of $0 to $2000 fine and up to 180 days in jail. All of which can be probated.
- Class A misdemeanors are also prosecuted in the county courts and have fines that range from $0 to $4000 and up to one year in jail. All of which can be probated.
- DWI offenses have punishment ranges that vary from the standard class A or class B ranges. Also the punishment ranges are increased if there was an open container of alcohol in the car or if it is a second DWI.
Common class C misdemeanors include: theft (under $50), offensive touching, speeding, and littering.
Common class B misdemeanors include: theft of $50 to $500, graffiti if the pecuniary loss is less than $500, criminal mischief if the damage is from $50 to $500, possession of marijuana of less than 2 oz., and DWI 1st.
Common class A misdemeanors include: trespass of a habitation, theft of less than $1,500 but more than $500, unlawfully carrying a weapon, possession of marijuana of less than 4 oz. but more than 2 oz., burglary of a vehicle, and DWI 2nd.
A final misdemeanor conviction has consequences other than just the fine and probationary period. As an example: a final conviction for possession of marijuana will result in the suspension of your driver’s license; a theft conviction is a crime of moral turpitude which will be used to attack your credibility and will also result in the exclusion from some professions, and a DWI conviction will result in higher insurance costs. This is not meant to be a complete list of all of the consequences of a conviction but only a small sample of the collateral consequences.
If you’re facing any type of misdemeanor charge in Texas, contact a dedicated San Antonio misdemeanor attorney at our firm for a free consultation. We defend misdemeanor charges in San Antonio and throughout Texas. Contact us online or call 888-501-9299.