San Marcos Criminal Defense Attorney
Ready to Defend You Inside & Outside the Courtroom
Getting arrested is one of the most frightening, confusing, and stressful situations in your life. A conviction is generally punishable by a lengthy jail or prison sentence, fines, and other serious penalties. Additionally, a conviction on your record can cause irreparable damage to your personal life and professional reputation. To avoid conviction or avoid serving any time behind bars, you must hire a knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense attorney to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.
If you have been arrested in San Marcos, TX, look no further than Cofer & Connelly, PLLC to fight for you from start to finish. Our legal team can thoroughly review your case, listen to your story, and determine all your available legal options to help you obtain the most favorable result in court. Whether you are innocent or simply made a regretful mistake, we will develop a strong and personalized defense strategy on your behalf.
Our firm handles the following types of criminal cases in San Marcos:
- Driver’s license suspension
- Alcohol offenses
- Drug crimes
- Theft crimes
- Juvenile crimes
- Traffic tickets
- Weapons charges
- Violent crimes
- Domestic violence
Call (512) 991-0576 or complete our online contact form today to schedule an initial consultation.
Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in Texas
There are two main types of crimes in Texas: misdemeanors and felonies. In general, a misdemeanor is less serious than a felony. However, a conviction can still result in a jail sentence of up to one year.
The following are the three types of misdemeanors in Texas:
- Class A misdemeanor – Carries a maximum jail sentence of one year and/or a fine of up to $4,000
- Class B misdemeanor – Punishable by a jail term of up to 180 days and/or a maximum fine of $2,000
- Class C misdemeanor – Carries a maximum fine of up to $500 and no jail time
On the other hand, the most serious crimes in the state are considered felonies. A conviction can result in serving time in state prison or state jail, rather than local or county jail. Additionally, getting convicted of a felony can lead to the loss of certain rights, such as the right to hold public office and the right to vote.
The following are the five types of felonies in TX:
- Capital felony – Punishable by the death penalty or life imprisonment (with or without the possibility of parole)
- First-degree felony – Carries life imprisonment or a prison sentence between five and 99 years, as well as a maximum fine of $10,000
- Second-degree felony – Punishable by imprisonment between two and 20 years, as well as maximum fine of $10,000
- Third-degree felony – Carries a prison term between two and ten years, as well as a maximum fine of $10,000
- State jail felony – Punishable by a state jail sentence between 180 days and two years, as well as a maximum fine of $10,000
Let Our Firm Help You Today!
A misdemeanor and felony conviction can have substantially serious consequences, which is why having a legal professional on your side can increase your chances of getting the best possible outcome. Do not hesitate to let Cofer & Connelly, PLLC guide you through the complexities of the criminal justice system.
To speak with our San Marcos criminal defense lawyer, contact us today at (512) 991-0576!