There are seemingly small crimes that could get you arrested. In some locations, if you leave an old washing machine in your front yard, or your child misses too many days of school, or you catch a fish during the wrong season, you could wind up in jail. Then there are more common crimes like DUI, unpaid traffic tickets, and petty theft. If you are facing any misdemeanor in Texas, you could be facing fines or jail time. Though your penalties are not as severe as those for felony convictions, your life could still be greatly impacted.
1. Driving While Intoxicated
Getting behind the wheel while drunk is not a wise choice. You could put your life and other’s lives at risk, or you could get stopped by the police. Getting pulled over while drunk is a certain arrest in Texas. A first DUI offense is considered a Class B misdemeanor. However, if you have a prior DUI conviction, the charge may be upgraded to a felony.
2. Public Intoxication
If you are intoxicated in a public place and endanger yourself or someone else, you can be charged with public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor.
In Texas, simple assault is usually considered a Class A misdemeanor unless the victim is a public servant or government contractor performing an official function. Simple assault can be defined as knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly causing bodily damage to another person, or threatens to do so.
4. Traffic Tickets
If you receive a traffic ticket and are ordered to appear in court, you are being charged with a Class C misdemeanor. These are the most common types of misdemeanors in Texas.
5. Disorderly Conduct
There are several obnoxious behaviors that could warrant a violation of Disorderly Conduct. The violation acts as a “catch-all” crime. It is often used when a person is disturbing the peace or behaving in a disruptive manner but not posing a significant threat to the public.
6. Writing Hot Checks
Electronic payments are more common these days, however, many people still pay bills with personal checks. If you write a check knowing you do not have sufficient funds in your account, that is a Class C misdemeanor.
It is a misdemeanor to intentionally damage someone else’s property. Vandalism is called “criminal mischief” in Texas.
When you are on someone else’s property after receiving a warning that entry is not allowed, you are trespassing. This can mean ignoring a “no trespassing” sign or ignoring the owner’s demand that you leave the property.
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These are only a sample of the types of misdemeanor crimes prosecuted every day all over Texas. A misdemeanor may not seem like a big deal, but a conviction can have permanent effects. A-EZ Out is available 24/7 to bail you or a loved one out of any jail in Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, or Collin Counties if you have been arrested for any crime. Our experienced bail bondsmen will get to work on your case right away, and our close proximity to the Tarrant County Municipal Center means your paperwork could get processed faster when you work with us. Staying in jail means missing out on work, school, important bills, and time with your family. Get out of jail and back to your life with A-EZ Out!