MISDEMEANORS

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Misdemeanors are classified according to the relative seriousness of the offense into three categories:

  • Class A Misdemeanors;
  • Class B Misdemeanors;
  • Class C Misdemeanors.

Class A Misdemeanor

An individual adjudged guilty of a Class A misdemeanor shall be punished by:

  • A fine not to exceed $4,000
  • Confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year; or
  • Both such fine and confinement.

Class B Misdemeanor

  •  A fine not to exceed $2,000
  • Confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days or
  • Both such fine and confinement.

Class C Misdemeanor

  • An individual adjudged guilty of a Class C Misdemeanor shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $500

Class A Misdemeanor: Prior felony or Class A misdemeanor conviction

  • 90 days to 1 year in county jail and or $4,000 maximum fine

Class B misdemeanor: Prior felony, Class A misdemeanor, Class B misdemeanor conviction

  • 30 to 180 days in county jail and or $2,000 maximum fine

Class C Misdemeanor: Habitual, Repeat Offender; State must plead and prove any combination of 3 prior convictions under Pen. 42.01 (disorderly conduct) or 49.02 (public intoxication) within 24 months of commission of current offense

  • Up to 180 days in county jail and or $2,000 maximum fine