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A misdemeanor might not sound like a big deal, but this kind of charge is serious and can result in fines, jail time, and community service. A conviction results in a record that can affect your reputation, educational and career opportunities, and even loan applications. If you are charged with a misdemeanor offense, Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C. in San Antonio is prepared to help. I am one of the few board-certified criminal law attorneys in Central Texas and draw on many years as a prosecutor and defense attorney. I have the knowledge, skill and determination to pursue the best possible result in your case, whether that’s an acquittal, dismissal or plea deal.
Texas law has three categories of misdemeanors, grouped according to the severity of the offense and the corresponding penalty:
If you have a prior conviction, prosecutors might be able to charge a higher class of misdemeanor or even a felony. Misdemeanor crimes have a two-year statute of limitations, which means the authorities can charge you within two years of the date of the alleged offense.
Misdemeanor convictions shouldn’t be taken lightly. In addition to jail time, a fine and community service, you carry the stigma of being a convicted criminal. If you apply for a job, a car loan, or a mortgage, or want to enroll in an educational program, you can be asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime. Your conviction could exclude you from these and other opportunities. If you are arrested in the future, your prior conviction can be the basis for enhanced charges and greater penalties.
The only option is to fight the charges as aggressively and professionally as possible. When you retain my services, you get a board-certified attorney. This means the Texas Board of Legal Specialization has decided that by virtue of experience, accomplishment, advanced study and testing, I rank as a specialist in criminal law, a distinction held by very few attorneys in Central Texas. I also offer free consultations, so you can meet me without any upfront cost to decide if I am the right lawyer for you.
A misdemeanor conviction can do lasting harm to your reputation and your future opportunities. Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C. is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight for your rights and a favorable outcome against any misdemeanor charge. To schedule a free consultation, call (210) 227-1500 or contact my San Antonio office online today.