Misdemeanors

The most commonly prosecuted misdemeanors in the courtrooms throughout San Antonio and Bexar County, TX, include:

  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Simple Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Petty Theft / Shoplifting / Retail Theft
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Trespass
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Public Lewdness
  • Public Intoxication / Disorderly Conduct
  • Possession of Marijuana

Attorney for Misdemeanors in San Antonio, TX

Don Flanary represents clients charged with misdemeanors in San Antonio and Bexar County, TX. Misdemeanor offenses cover a wide range of crimes involving theft, property, violence, firearms, weapons, and traffic crimes.

Many misdemeanor cases are prosecuted in the Misdemeanor Division of the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office. The cases are assigned to judges in the Bexar County Courts at Law.

In addition to representing a client after an accusation of a crime, Don Flanary also represents clients who missed a missed a court date in a misdemeanor case or felony case. If you missed a court date, then the court issued a failure to appear warrant for your arrest.

Call Don Flanary at (210) 738-8383 to find out the best way to resolve your misdemeanor case.


Classifications of Misdemeanors in Texas

Under Texas law, all misdemeanor offenses are classified as Class A, Class B, and Class C crimes. Class A crimes are the most serious type of misdemeanors and Class C crimes are the least serious types of misdemeanors.

  • Class C - punishable by a fine of up to $500.00 but no jail time
  • Class B - punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.00
  • Class A - punishable by up to twelve months in jail and a fine of up to $4,000.00.

Habeas Corpus Applications in Misdemeanor Cases

Article 11.05 and 11.09 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, control the procedures for a post-conviction application for habeas corpus in a misdemeanor case. The habeas application, in a misdemeanor case, must be presented to either a county court at law or a district court.

Unlike capital and non-capital felony habeas applications, misdemeanor habeas applications do not involve a final decision on relief reserved to the Court of Criminal Appeals. Instead, relief can be granted or denied directly by the trial judge when the application is presented. If the judge denies the application, then the order can be appealed to a higher court. The judge’s order granting or denying relief, however, is appealable.


Additional Resources

Misdemeanor Trial Division in the Bexar County DA's Office - Visit the website of the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office to learn more about the Misdemeanor Trial Division where prosecutors are assigned to each of the County Courts at Law judges. 

Criminal District Attorney's Office - Misdemeanor Trial Division 
101 West Nueva
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-335-2311

This article was last updated on Friday, December 1, 2017.