One of the scariest, most frustrating, and most confusing experiences in life is getting arrested. Unfortunately, a conviction is associated with serious criminal penalties, such as spending months or years behind bars or fines worth thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. Furthermore, having a conviction on your criminal record can negatively affect your ability to find a job, apply for college, obtain housing, and take advantage of many opportunities in life.
If you have been arrested in Lampasas, do not hesitate to get a skilled criminal defense lawyer on your side to defend you throughout each step of the legal process. Our legal team at Cofer & Connelly, PLLC has resolved 93% percent of our felony cases without our clients being charged with a felony within the past year.
The following are the types of criminal cases our firm handles in Lampasas County, TX:
- Juvenile Crimes
- Alcohol Offenses
- Drug Crimes
- Domestic Violence Defense
- Driver's License Suspensions
- Jail Release
- Theft Crimes
- Traffic Tickets
- Weapons Charges
Lampasas Criminal Defense Attorney for Misdemeanors & Felonies
There are two primary forms of criminal offenses in Texas:
- In Lampasas, a misdemeanor is a criminal offense that is considered less serious than a felony. It typically carries a punishment of up to one year in county jail, along with fines, probation, community service, or other penalties, depending on the specific class of the misdemeanor.
A felony is a more serious criminal offense compared to a misdemeanor. It is typically punishable by imprisonment in state prison for a period of one year or more, along with significant fines, probation, or other penalties, depending on the specific classification and severity of the felony.
While felonies are harsher than misdemeanor offenses, the latter still carries severe penalties, including a maximum jail sentence of one year and fines worth thousands of dollars.
The following are the three misdemeanor classes in Texas:
- Class A misdemeanor – A conviction results in a jail sentence of up to one year and/or a fine not exceeding $4,000
- Class B misdemeanor – A conviction results in a maximum jail term of 180 days and/or a fine of no more than $2,000.
- Class C misdemeanor – A conviction results in a maximum fine of $500 with no jail sentence
When it comes to felonies, getting convicted is punishable by a lengthy sentence in state prison or state jail, as opposed to a count or local jail term for misdemeanors. In addition, being a convicted felon means you are not allowed to vote, prohibited from taking public office, and otherwise cannot assert certain rights.
The five felony classes in Texas include:
- Capital felony – Punishable by the death penalty or a life sentence with or without parole
- First-degree felony – Carries life imprisonment or a prison sentence between five and 99 years, as well as a fine not exceeding $10,000
- Second-degree felony – Punishable by a prison sentence between two and 20 years, as well as a fine of no more than $10,000.
- Third-degree felony – Carries a prison term between two and 10 years, as well as a fine not exceeding $10,000.
- State jail felony – Punishable by a state jail term between 180 days and two years, as well as a fine of no more than $10,000.
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Our legal team can assess your case, figure out all your legal options, and build an aggressive and personalized defense strategy on your behalf. Our goal is to either get your entire case dismissed, obtain a not guilty verdict, or reduce your charges/penalties. We are committed to fighting for you from start to finish.
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