Texas divides misdemeanors into three categories. Classes of cases are considered to be “A,” “B,” or “C.” Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine. Class B charges carry punishments of up to six months in jail and a fine of $2,000. Class C misdemeanors are punishable by a fine of up to $500 and carry no jail time. Class A and B cases are heard in the County-Court-At-Law while Class C cases are heard by any of Williamson County’s four Justices of the Peace.
It is important to understand that Williamson County takes a harsh stance against misdemeanors. The County claims to handle over 11,000 misdemeanor cases each year and it devotes substantial resources to the prosecution of such matters. This means it is crucial that you be adequately defended throughout the process.
Our Georgetown criminal defense attorneys also service the surrounding communities of Austin, Bartlett, Cedar Park, Florence, Granger, Hutto, Jarrell, Leander, Liberty Hill, Round Rock, Taylor, Thrall, Weir, and all of Williamson County. We are ready to assist you if you are facing such charges. Contact us today.