When you are charged with a crime, you are charged with either a misdemeanor or a felony and each category comes with different punishments for your crimes. From drug crimes to murder, the Law Office of Enacio B. Barretto will protect your rights no matter what charges you face.
Felonies Vs. Misdemeanors In Texas
Simply put, felonies are more serious crimes while misdemeanors are less serious ones. Whether you commit a crime in San Antonio, TX or anywhere in the state felonies and misdemeanors have the same differences.
Why You Always Need An Attorney
It is your constitutional right to have legal representation. Representing yourself however, is a recipe for disaster. Your best hope is in a criminal defense lawyer. As a criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Enacio Barretto can walk you through the full extent of the law and how it applies to you, including what penalties you may be facing.
Felonies are generally crimes such as aggravated assault, sex crimes, burglary and serious DWI charges. Penalties can range from up to thousands of dollars in fines to life in prison, or even the death sentence.
Misdemeanors are still serious crimes, but not as serious as felonies. They include more minor DUI or DWI charges, theft and simple assault. The consequences for committing a misdemeanor can include up to $4,000 in fines or a year in county jail.
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