Categorization of Criminal offenses
Criminal offenses can be categorized as misdemeanors or felonies. Certain factors, including the nature and impact of a crime, determine how a criminal offense is classified and prosecuted. Punishment for both misdemeanors and felonies should be taken very seriously.
Punishment for misdemeanor conviction may include the following:
- Fines of up to $2,000
- Community service
- Imprisonment of up to a year in prison or jail
Consequences of a felony conviction can include:
- Fines of up to $10,000
- At least one year of prison or jail time
- Loss of voting rights
- Restricted international travel
- Inability to own a firearm
- Criminal record, which can affect job opportunities
- Deportation for non-US citizens
Whether you were charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez is here to help. We understand that putting together a defense can be stressful. When you’re charged with a crime, you may not have the concentration or resources needed to strengthen your case. Having been named one of San Antonio’s best lawyers for criminal defense in recognition of our dedication and level of professionalism, you can be sure we’re more than qualified to assist you.
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Misdemeanors range from marijuana possession to embezzlement. For most cases, misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in jail. Felonies involve more dangerous situations, such as domestic violence and sexual assault. In both instances, it’s wise to have an experienced criminal defense attorney representing you. With the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez, you can have all the legal support you need.
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Your needs are our priority at the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez. We are eager to defend your rights and interests at every step. Our skilled lawyers have handled countless criminal cases, ranging from the smallest misdemeanors to the most severe felony offenses.
We’re committed to helping you obtain the strongest possible solution, either in the courtroom or at the negotiation table. When you’re faced with a criminal offense, contact us first.