Class C Misdemeanor Range of Punishment - Texas Penal Code

§ 12.23. CLASS C MISDEMEANOR. 

An individual adjudged guilty of a Class C misdemeanor shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500.

 

 

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denise - January 6, 2008 2:20 PM

is a class c misdemenor for a MIP in Texas a criminal or civil offense. Did community service and now I am an adult 6 years later. i am being asked on a teachers application if i had a judification criminal action. Do not know whether to put it on there or not

Picchi - June 2, 2008 6:21 PM

I'm in the same situation got a citation fo theft less than $50.
It looks like ie is Class C Dismeanor.

sherry - July 9, 2008 12:53 PM

I'm not sure of what kind of charge I have, but I had a confrontation with my mothers neighbor and words where exchanged, also the police came out and they wrote a report I think. They asked our names, but everything was in our favor and a month late I get a letter stating that I have to go to court for a Simple Assualt By Threat that I had been charged with. Is this going to be on my record. I dont have no type of criminal background and I dont even no what to do as far as showing up in court!

joe - July 12, 2008 11:54 PM

Hi, I was charged with possession of marijuana (0-2oz) when I was pulled over for a traffic violation. It is my first offense. The court has offered me a deal that will lower the charge from a class B misdemeanor to a class C which I'm likey to accept under the circumstances. My question is on a full background check will it come up as a marijuana charge, or something more like a mere traffic violation? Perhaps for what I was originally pulled over for? I'm thinking since all marijuana charges are at least class B than it will not show marijuana if it is a reduced charge. Thanks for your time and consideration.

linda - September 11, 2008 9:09 AM

my son got a DWI and is on 18 mos probation, this was his first. He hasnt even had a speeding ticket in 12 years. Can he get a license in Tx for a Real Estate or inspectors ??

ricky - November 25, 2008 10:22 PM

PLEASE HELP
i gotta theft under 50 in JCPenny what is my penalty? and will this misdemeanour be on my record??? if it will be how can i try to clean it up????

Robyn - December 5, 2008 12:59 PM

I had a friend steel my bike and pawn it for $30.00 She has a Class C misdemeanor now well she go to jail or just have to pay a fine?

Baron - December 20, 2008 9:29 PM

I received a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia in Texas. I let a friend borrow the car and didn't know that they left some marijuana in my car. I gave the officer permission to search my car not knowing it was there. My citation fine was $248. I currently work in the IT field, but I do not want this on my record. How much does this class c misdemeanor affect me?

Karina - January 15, 2009 10:01 PM

I got a misdemeanor class C citation for stealing from a store. Got arrested and had to pay bail. I'm waiting to go to court in about 2 weeks. Is there ANY way I can get this class c misdemeanor off my record?

Paul - February 9, 2009 11:19 PM

Around 2 years ago, I received a citation for walking from one campus to the next (about a miles distance) during school hours. In the courtroom I pleaded "no contest". The fine I received was $565. At the time, I had no idea that the fine was not to exceed $500. Do I just forget that i was suckered out of $65 or is there something I can do?

Ed - February 15, 2009 12:45 AM

I was convicted of my one and only DWI in TX, Lamar Co. and did 2 yrs. probation, and paid all fines. Yet a misdimeanor from 11 years before for a misdimeanor exposure charge at a bar showed up and my probation was modified to include 80 dollar a week therapy during the 2 years by a Judge. Total cost of DWI was around 10,000 dollars inculding polygraph test and DNA test. I find the legal system corupt in repunishing you for old misdimeanors repeatedly The ACLU even agreed this was wrong, but offered no solution.

Becca - February 28, 2009 10:34 PM

I recieved a curfew violation, plead 'No contest', went to the class and wrote the essay. Will I be required to put this on any job applications in the future? It was a Class C Misdemeanor.

Angely - March 4, 2009 7:19 PM

ABOUT HOW MUCH IS THE FINE FOR A CLASS C MISDEMEANOR FOR THEFT UNDER 50.???

tracy - March 18, 2009 12:41 PM

I have a class a misdemeanor for abi fm they want to drop the charges to a class c mis. should I do this or take this to trial I am innocent of the charges but its going to cost me $2500 to take it to court what does this do to my record does anyone know?

Dayo - March 20, 2009 12:40 PM

do class c misdemeanors get dropped from your record when you turn 18?

Suzan - March 20, 2009 10:05 PM

My 20-year old son was "pulled over" and subsequently arrested for DUI a few days ago. His Breath analysis was .06. (under .08 is the legal limit) He was held overnight, told that he must pay a $500 fine before he would be released and informed that his court date would be the following week. I understand that Texas has a zero tolerence policy when it comes to alcholol, but what I don't understand is (with a Class C misdemeanor) why was he held in jail overnight and why was he told that he must pay the fine before they would release him? He has never had any other problems. My son has been in the military almost three years now, will be deployed to Afghanistan in the fall, but cannot have two beers during spring break--fight for your country, but no beer. I know that this is just my opinion but "zero tolerence" seems a bit extreme. Holding him overnight also seems a bit extreme for a Class C Misdemeanor...I have searched the Texas Penal Code, but I cannot find anything that references incarceration for Class C Misdemeandor...could you point me in the right direction?

horatio - April 4, 2009 11:17 AM

Is an MIC/MIP considered a traffic violation?

Chris - April 23, 2009 8:08 PM

son has an MIP from October 2007. He turned 21 in Jan 2008. did community service and fine. can that record now be expunged? Is there a time period that must pass before expungement, or can we proceed now, in April 2009?

Rexie - April 27, 2009 9:33 PM

I just recieved an MIC last Monday night. We got pulled over about half a mile away from my boyfriend's house, and they arrested him, immediately took him to jail, and towed and impounded his car. They refused to tell me why he was arrested and I had to get my mom to drive sn hour away to pick me up. I was wondering if I should ask for deffered disposition in court, and if they judge will give me a ticket for lying about my birthday and address, as the address on my ticket is now incorrect. Also, will the arresting officers be present in court?

Lori - May 7, 2009 11:27 AM

ABOUT HOW MUCH IS THE FINE FOR A CLASS C MISDEMEANOR FOR THEFT UNDER 50.??? Also, I had a court date back in March, But the cop hadn't turned my stuff in, Si I had to go back to court today, Now they say, I have to go back next Month because there still reveiwing my case, What's going on??

Renee - May 9, 2009 7:46 PM

Hi. I was wondering if I can get my only ever crime taken off my record. I've already been through the systema and my lawyer didn't file the deferred adjudication so the crime is left as theft under 2000. Class A misdemeanor. I know I should have fought it because I was innocent but I didn't want to spend all that time in the courts.

Anyways, this is the only thing on my criminal record besides this was that I had forgot the change the address on my ID. How do I get the class A off my record so that I can get a job?

Alex - June 5, 2009 12:34 PM

i kicked out a board in a fence and i am charged with a class c misdemeanor what is my fine?

Alex - June 5, 2009 12:34 PM

i kicked out a board in a fence and i am charged with a class c misdemeanor what is my fine?

Isabel - June 7, 2009 1:13 PM

I'm charged of a class c misdemeanor for stealing from jc penny, worth $40. I have court in about a month. What will my punishment be? Should I plead guilty or not guilty? Thanks for the help.

Mary - June 8, 2009 9:56 AM

I have a friend who was arrested for shoplifting at a department store. Theft was less than $50.00. She admitted guilty to the cop, she has court day on July. Does she need to get a lawyer? is there a possiblility that she will go to jail? or is there a way to fight it so it does not stay on her record?

Sandra - June 8, 2009 10:26 AM

Hi, I was charged with possession of marijuana (0-2oz) when I was pulled over for a traffic violation. My question is on a full background check will it come up as a marijuana charge, or something more like a mere traffic violation? Perhaps for what I was originally pulled over for? Thanks for your time and consideration

Rich - June 11, 2009 5:21 PM

Hello, my 19 year old son was stopped recently for a minor traffic violation (headlight out). The officer said he "smelled something", searched the car and found a small amount of marijuana in the glove box. My son was charged with a class c misdemeanor, ticketed and sent home. Should we question probable cause for the search? Do we need a lawyer to request deferred adjudication? Any guidance you can provide would be appreciated.

Zach - July 6, 2009 5:24 PM

I am sixteen years old and I received a Class C Misdemeanor Charge of Theft with my court date scheduled for 7/22 in a city that I don't live in. I'd be happy to pay the fine and do any required community service if the charge itself was kept from my record, as that record is currently clean. Is there any way to do this without hiring an attorney to defend me, and if not, what are average prices in regards to handling Theft Under $50? Thank you for your help.

Elizabeth - July 17, 2009 7:06 PM

I was caught shoplifting & it was all under $30. I have court soon & I was wondering if I am going to get probation or any thing like that? I don't have a record and I have pretty good grades. I'm only 16 & just want to know what to expect.

Jerri - August 19, 2009 10:54 AM

I'm being charged with a class c misdemeanor (theft). I went to court today but was told that if I was pleading not guilty that I couldn't discuss my case with the judge. I have an appointment with the da now. Should I bring legal counsel to this meeting? Also, I admitted guilt when I was arrested but I plead not guilty because I was told by a friend to do so. Did I do the right thing? What kind of punishment could I be facing? How can I get a public defender?

birano - August 22, 2009 9:20 PM

PLEASE HELP
i gotta theft under 50 in JCPenny what is my penalty? and will this misdemeanour be on my record??? if it will be how can i try to clean it up????What should I do now after getting ticket?

birano - August 23, 2009 3:35 PM

how long my class C mesdemenaor for theft remain in record? what should I do tak f my record?do i have to hire an attorney? how much should i have to pay approx.to attorney if i hire one?

BTD - August 26, 2009 3:27 PM

I HAVE A CLASS C MISD (OFFENSIVE CONTACT)I HAVE NOT BEEN TO COURT YET. WHAT CAN I DO TO KEEP THIS OFF MY RECORD? DO I NEED A LAWYER OR CAN I TALK TO THE JUDGE OR DA MYSELF.THE GUY SAID HE DIDNT PRESS CHARGES. SO HOW DID THIS BECOME A CHARGE IF HE DIDNT?

PRS - August 30, 2009 10:30 AM

me and my wife gotta theft under 50 in JCPenny what is my penalty? and will this misdemeanour be on my record??? if it will be how can i try to clean it up????What should I do now after getting ticket?

rrr - September 2, 2009 5:08 PM

i gotta theft under 90 in JCPenny what is my penalty? and will this misdemeanour be on my record??? if it will be how can i try to clean it up????What should I do now after getting ticket?

jjj - September 9, 2009 7:00 PM

got a ticket for theft at 16. Now, 23, and applying for nursing boards. having an FBI backgound check and non-disclosure raises issues of character. How do I know what kind of record I have, at all. I never went to court.

t - September 9, 2009 10:23 PM

I got a Class C misdemeanor for shop lifting less than $50. I am under age. What should i expect in court and how should i plea? guilty, Not guilty, or no contest?

Jason - September 27, 2009 9:01 AM

I was arrested for having fireworks in my truck. I was harrassed the whole time.They refused my phone call as well. Why wasn't I issued a citation instead of getting arrested?

JoJo - November 4, 2009 1:43 PM

i got a class c citation for possesion of drug paraphanelia. Description, plastic baggy with marijuanna residue. can i get this off my record by serving communtiy service or something?

Becca - November 18, 2009 12:29 PM

I got cited for leaving a child unattended in a vehicle for more than 5 minutes while I ran to use the ATM. After research I found out that it is a Class C Misdemeanor - how should I plea in court, as well as, what should I expect as far as fines.

Nancy - November 20, 2009 10:24 AM

I caught for shoplifting for $92.00. I bailed out for 500 I have case for in 3 weeks. what would be my punishment? What r the way I can save my family.
Thanks
Pl. help

asia - December 5, 2009 4:35 PM

what if i cant pay my fine?

Marybeth - December 29, 2009 6:55 PM

Over 2 years ago I was arrested for theft under $100. Did 1 year probation, and 40 hours of community service and paid a $500 fine, plus the miscellanous court fees. Someone told me it would be on my record for 5 years as a Class C misdemeanor. Is there a way I can get this removed earlier, and is it true it will only be on my record for 5 years?

Fae - January 10, 2010 1:49 AM

Okayy,my boyfriend was attempting to steal a ten dollar pair of head phones from wal-mart. He told me it was classified as Class C Theft how much will his fine be? He's freaking out and he needs to know asap

TOMAS - January 28, 2010 1:26 PM

IF A SITTING STATE DISTRICT JUDGE IS FOUND GUILTY OF A CLASS C MISDEMEANOR, WHAT IS THE PUNISHMENT? BESIDES A FINE AND LOSING THE BENCH, CAN THEY BE DISBARRED?

kunal - January 31, 2010 12:17 PM

I was recently charged for mossession of marijuana in New York City for which i appeared in court and paid a minor fine. I am now applying for a UK visitor visa. should i disclose this conviction on visa application? If i do what are my chances of not getting a UK visa(I have an Indian passport so I have to have a visa to travel to UK..ive worked and visited in UK before as well)

kunal - January 31, 2010 12:17 PM

I was recently charged for mossession of marijuana in New York City for which i appeared in court and paid a minor fine. I am now applying for a UK visitor visa. should i disclose this conviction on visa application? If i do what are my chances of not getting a UK visa(I have an Indian passport so I have to have a visa to travel to UK..ive worked and visited in UK before as well)

Debra - March 9, 2010 6:28 PM

I am being charged with a class c misdemeanor for thieft, can anyone tell me what the punishment for this charge could be?

rapedbythejudge - April 16, 2010 10:58 PM

Class C misdemeanors don't get reported to DPS from my own experience. If you want to check your record, go to DPS website (see link below) and search your name. It should cost you less than $10.

https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DPS_WEB/Cch/index.aspx

Monica Coleman - April 25, 2010 7:33 AM

I wrote a check for 100.00 and did not realize the check didn't clear. Is that a class c misdemeanor?

Jessica - May 11, 2010 8:20 PM

i had a party and the cops came im under 21 and there were a few beers and a empty handle, noone was breatherlyzed and they didnt have a warrent when they knocked on my door, there charging me for "liqour, person under 21 procure c138 s34a" does that help on my part when im in court

William - May 21, 2010 5:18 PM

I was accused of Faimly Violence Doing Bodly Harm by my ex-wife. My attornry advised me to accept a plea bargin of simple assult saying it would not show up on my record or affect my job working as a contractor for the US Postal service. However my badge was denied upon expiration and other jobs I have applied for have refused me employment as well.The Postal service claims that I was convicted of the original charge even thow I have an appeal over six weeks ago,no one has contacted me and I have no way of contacting them,I have been to the Hunt Co. court house and have proff of this,yet evryone who runs a back ground check still claims I was convicted of the more serios charge, How do I make Hunt Co. send information to inquiries about this matter to reflect the truth and how long will this remain on my record.

Ashley - June 27, 2010 8:05 PM

5 years ago at age 17 i was charged for possession of one zanex.i went to court got deferred and was on probation, two months later i was pulled over and my sister had given me a sleeping pill that i had forgotten about it was in my purse. so i violated my probation.Now 5 years later im still being denied jobs. i read on a web site i may not even be able to get a school loan. How long will this be on my record. And how do they expect me to better myself if im still paying for my teenage mistakes?

stefanie - July 5, 2010 12:56 AM

i am on parole in tarrant county texas and i have 3 months left. i caught a class c misiminor charge will i get violated

IMATURE - August 8, 2010 2:28 AM

I recently got a open container infraction, will that affect my record to an extent that jobs will be denied to me in the future? Jobs in the federal or law enforcement fields specifically.

Lisa - August 25, 2010 2:18 PM

I was given a ticket for a class c misdeaminor for theft under $50. i have no prior record and I want to know how this will affect future background checks for employment, renting apartments/homes. What will it show up as?

Jerry - September 2, 2010 3:14 PM

My 16yr old son got a class c misdemeanor for theft under $50. What is the range of his punishment and will it be on his record and for how long?

concerned - September 3, 2010 10:08 AM

My 16yr old got a class c misdemeanor for theft under $50. What is the range of his punishment and will it be on his record and for how long?

adam - September 6, 2010 2:50 PM

I was at a concert outside of austin when I was suddenly searched by the police. They found an empty pill bottle that apparently smelled of marijuana, and the officer picked up an empty baggy off the ground stating that I dropped it. I had no drugs on me whatsoever, yet I was charged with Drug Paraphenalia and kicked out of the concert. What are my rights here? Should I fight this? I need advice

adam - September 6, 2010 2:51 PM

I was at a concert outside of austin when I was suddenly searched by the police. They found an empty pill bottle that apparently smelled of marijuana, and the officer picked up an empty baggy off the ground stating that I dropped it. I had no drugs on me whatsoever, yet I was charged with Drug Paraphenalia and kicked out of the concert. What are my rights here? Should I fight this? I need advice

Kara - September 13, 2010 7:27 PM

Question for Robyn and Lawyer
How good of friends were you? and what is the crime for stealing and pawning it for $30.00?

sue - September 25, 2010 9:13 PM

i was arrested for a assault misdemeanor, i have never been in trouble before this, what do you think my sentence will be if i plea guilty.

Jamie - October 21, 2010 11:06 AM

We live in a small town. After having a skunk get into the yard, the dogs got out. Discovering freedom once, they sought it again and again. In short, they were picked up by the city 4 times for animal at large. My husband went to court today (they ticketed him even though they were MY dogs), and he has been fined $412 and received TEN class C misdemeanors! How is it determined that HE was responsible enough to have a criminal record now for wayward dogs that were not even his?

Jennifer - November 11, 2010 8:38 PM

I am getting ready to apply to take my nursing boards and forgot that I had a parking ticket. By the time I remembered about it they had just released a warrant for me. I paid the $393. Is this still a class c or was it upgraded because of the warrant?

Kim - November 22, 2010 7:31 PM

A friend received an Attempted DWI which is considered a lass C misdemeanor. She is now filling out a teacher application and it asks if she has ever been convicted of a violation of law other than a minor traffic violation? She was not sure what this fell under and how should she respond to the question on the application. Her lawyer said it was like a traffic ticket.

Josh - December 6, 2010 10:51 AM

i got a paraphenilia ticket n i got convicted for it and im 18 years old my question is can i still go try to get my license??

Byrd - December 7, 2010 2:16 PM

I received a DUI in Texas. It was a first offense and classified as a C misdemeanor. I did not have a Texas License and the officer did not record my out of state license number. I am having a criminal background check performed. The incident was not reported to my original state driving record. Will this show up? The application I completed asked for any felonies (which I have none), I did not list the DUI because of the classification of a class C. Will this show up and recind my job offer? The application never asked for any DUI offenses. Should I stop knocking my self out regarding Stress?

Courtney - December 21, 2010 11:53 PM

Help!I just received a ticket for Class C misdemeanor in tx for theft under $25 what will my ticket most likely come around to?

Keith Roane - December 30, 2010 4:30 PM

Kim - November 22, 2010 7:31 PM
there is no such thing as Attempted DWI - Strong v. State, 87 S.W.3d 206 (Tex.App.—Dallas, 2002, pet. ref’d).

The trial judge directed the State out on DWI and submitted the lesser charge of attempted DWI to the jury for which she was convicted. The State tried to appeal the acquittal on the DWI charge and the Court of Appeals held that it was barred from doing so by double jeopardy and it further held there is no such thing as Attempted DWI and remanded the case for acquittal.

lisa - January 1, 2011 5:26 AM

what is the penty of disoder conduct fighting

Rachelle - January 13, 2011 4:51 PM

Back in 2003, i was charge with a class C misdemeanor theft charge and i would like to know if my record will stop me from applying or getting my green card,i was admitted in the US as an asylee and i'm eligible for a Green Card but i'm scared to apply. What should i do ?

ashley - January 14, 2011 1:04 PM

Hi, I was charged with possession of marijuana (0-2oz) when I was pulled over for a traffic violation. It is my first criminal offence as a misdemeanor to a class C which I'm likey to accept under the circumstances. My question is on a full background check will it come up as a marijuana charge, or something more like a mere traffic violation? Perhaps for what I was originally pulled over for? I'm thinking since all marijuana charges are at least class B than it will not show marijuana if it is a reduced charge. Thanks for your time and consideration.

Derrick - January 22, 2011 8:26 AM

Hello, I just got a Class C theft under $50. I have court in a month. What is the fine/punishment as it is one of the only Class C where you have to go to court.

janet - January 26, 2011 7:20 PM

I got class c theft under $20. Have court Feb 1st I am in the middle of job applications. Is it possible to get deferred adjudication .. and be eligible for non disclosure? I have a clean record. I just graduated from college. I realize the mistake I did.

Chad - February 9, 2011 6:06 PM

Does anyone know what class type would be for reckless conduct in Texas? I paid a fine under 500 (392.50) and didn't serve any jail time. Did serve 6 mos probation though.

sierra - February 23, 2011 2:36 PM

Well, im 16 and i got a class c for p.o.m under 2 oz 200$ fine

Dan - February 27, 2011 5:47 PM

I have a warrant out for my arrest for a theft charge in which the final court fees were 500 dollars. Does anyone know how much jail time I would serve?

Monica - March 9, 2011 1:42 PM

i got a "Class C Misdemeanor" ; For possesion of 8 multi colored permanet markers. How much would i pay? Is it mandotory for me to go to court? & the security looked thru my bag without my permission can i claim that? Help please.

Monica - March 9, 2011 1:43 PM

i got a "Class C Misdemeanor" ; For possesion of 8 multi colored permanet markers. How much would i pay? Is it mandotory for me to go to court? & the security looked thru my bag without my permission can i claim that? Help please.

Monica - March 9, 2011 1:44 PM

i got a "Class C Misdemeanor" ; For possesion of 8 multi colored permanet markers. How much would i pay? Is it mandotory for me to go to court? & the security looked thru my bag without my permission can i claim that? Help please.

Karen - March 20, 2011 6:40 PM

My aunt was caught shoplifiting at a kroger, because she needed a lotion and did not had money, it was around7-8dls. The cop came and gave her a transit ticket, how will this be handled with judge. She has a citation on the 29th and what will be the penalty and charges? Will there be any jail time??/

Troy - March 31, 2011 10:16 PM

i was pulled over for failing to signal of turning within 100 feet. the officer found a pipe some papers and a bag of marijuana with 5 dollars worth of it in the bag he gave me a warning for the turning violation but gave me a ticket with a drug para. charge is this a class c misdemeanor? and if so how long does something like this stay on your record and what is the usuall rate for first offense on drugs? im 17

Mont - April 14, 2011 2:05 AM

Has anyone ever been handcuffed and taken to jail for not having a light on your bike and riding at night?

melisa - April 20, 2011 12:51 AM

I have been charge for selling beer to a minor. I was not TABC certified at the time. and its my furst time in trouble at all with the law. And I have court soon. I did not hire an attorny nor do i want to because im tight on money. And want to know what should i do when im at court an how much am i going to have to pay for court. And what might i do so i keep my clean record?

melisa - April 20, 2011 12:51 AM

I have been charge for selling beer to a minor. I was not TABC certified at the time. and its my furst time in trouble at all with the law. And I have court soon. I did not hire an attorny nor do i want to because im tight on money. And want to know what should i do when im at court an how much am i going to have to pay for court. And what might i do so i keep my clean record?

Steve - May 19, 2011 8:53 AM

My two sons were out picking up bikes that were left by former college kids at the campus. They had a total of 5 bikes of which one had an ID with it and they called the person and they are pressing charges. It is one bike that they are persecuting on so what do we need to expect?
Bike value may be 500? I don't know

Reecie - July 13, 2011 8:55 AM

What is a class C misdemeanor and does it show up on your background record when you go for a job and when you apply for acceptance into the Army?

Frank - July 15, 2011 8:41 AM

I got a "Class C Misdemeanor"; for fighting Assualt and resisting arrest charge in 1997; I applied for a new job and they're doing a back ground check on me. Will this show up? I know this charge has been more than 10 yrs.How far do most employers go back?

Angela - July 21, 2011 2:20 PM

Q: I have a Class C misdemeanor (Theft). I previously had my P&C Insurance License in the state of TX. I am looking to get it again, but also get my Life & Health License in TX. Will this report on my record prevent me from obtaining my license? Please advise! I have an agency willing to pay for my license, however I do not want to quit my current job unless I know for certain I CAN get my license again. Thank you!!

Anon - August 5, 2011 6:19 AM

I received deferred adjudication in 2004 or 2005 for having a beer in a city park. As part of the pre-employment process in 2005, my former employer required the original of a records check from the city and county. The matter was not listed on either report.

I was laid off and need to fill out an employment application. I appear to be "clean" but I would prefer to not be surprised. I am not sure what I should do. It occurs to me that I could repeat the exercise of pulling my own records...but if you have any thoughts, they would be welcome.

Marie - August 31, 2011 10:59 AM

I was caught shoplifting and got a citation class c. I had bad judgment and took some items under 50$ and have court soon next month. I've never been convicted or gotten involved with the law. This is new to me. So what is expected at court? Pay the fine of course I suppose....what else should I look forward to? And I should plead guilty right?

wendy - September 20, 2011 10:19 AM

My 20 year old daught was pulled over for not having her license plates lights out. When the officer stopped her he said that he smelled alcohol. She told him she had a sip because she was thirsty from her friends beer and that is where she was going to the store to get a coke to drink. She and her friend were taken to jail. When she was given a breath test she was 00 both times. She then had to spent the night in jail and pay 200.00 before she was released the nest day. She was charged with a class c ticket, and told that she would have to do community service and go to an alcohol awareness class. I think this a little harsh when she has never been a drinker.

Michael - October 6, 2011 10:59 AM

I stole a pair of jeans 2 years ago and got class c misdemeanor...it was in TX. I live in oregon now and have to do a criminal background check for EMT classes. What do i need to do?

JERRY - October 21, 2011 6:19 PM

I rented a car and police pick up the car, I was not driving the car, they said there is a charge of stolen car, but we rented, we never wore advise buy the company when the cars was due to return, we call a few time to let them know we want it to keep it a little longer. now they press charges and I will like to know what to do. I been following with corporate to see they can take off the charges. police has the car, hertz already charge his money.

shelbi - October 27, 2011 9:57 AM

ok, i have a MIP charge. im 19 and have had a TABC licens for a year now, so i can legally handle any alcohol. i work at a country club and i was wondering what is the difference between having a TABC licens and getting a MIP?..im just being charged with possesion not consumption.

Janet - November 30, 2011 5:32 PM

This lady was accused of shoplifting (probably less than $5.00 value, certainly not more than $10.00) in 1989 in Dallas, and pled no contest, as advised by someone at the court. No other legal trouble before or since. Paid a fine and came to some conclusion, though she doesn't remember exactly what (terms, etc.), and has no paperwork from it. Did not have to do community service or do drug tests, check in or anything. Could she be eligible for non-disclosure, and would it be worthwhile if so? How much trouble will this record be for job applications and such? (Her name is now back to her maiden name, but this happened with her married name, if that makes any difference.)

terrance pitts - December 4, 2011 10:41 AM

im lookn for tresspass charge that didnt happen 214-624-8224

tony - December 19, 2011 1:33 PM

I have a class c mis, for possesion of mj under two onces, got it almost two years ago and now im currently looking for work so how would i go to get it cleared up and or do u know of any job that would hire someone like that ?

Anonymous - March 21, 2012 11:36 AM

Son was arrested on a Class C Misdemeanor -Harrassment - Threatening in Nov 2011. Nothing as of today - 3/2012 has been filed by the Collin Co Police Dept. This "alledged" Pending crime is showing up on his background check and hendering his job search. Also, the bond for this misdemeanor was $5000 - this is a felony bond amount - can someone explain why this bond was so high, and why it takes so long to get a record filed with the courts to get a court date?

Ashley - March 27, 2012 8:44 AM

I am being offered a class c misdemeanor for theft under $50. Should I take this offer and will it effect me in the future for employment opportunity. Also can it be earased from my record. I am 20 yrs old.

DeVaughn - April 27, 2012 3:31 AM

I was arrested in Killeen, TX and charged with racing on the highway criminal attempt, I pled guilty to a Class C misdeamenor and paid a $400 fine plus court cost of $187 total of $587. I pulled a criminal record from Austin and it reads "Class B pled to a lesser charge." This is wrong and makes me look bad. What can I do to fix this.

bena - October 31, 2012 2:32 PM

I am charged with Class C theft missdeaminior. I got caught in an thrift store stealing $7 value.My court date is Nov,92012. Do i get a lawer to represent me?
How do i get my case expunged.I live in Tx.

garrison - November 5, 2012 11:07 PM

ya......even though it makes no sense...i was palying and took a guys id and then i get stabbed with his pencil and it breaks leaving graffit.....eventually having to be boiled out, i have a question does stealing a id (which isnt even his to begin with) count as class C?

danielle - December 15, 2012 10:38 AM

My 15yr old stepson got an class c assault ticket for fighting,when five older kids from his school jumped out from their car to jump my son? I told him if there more than three, take my mace with u and just mace them,then just walk away. He did,and they gave my son a class c assault ticket,and he didnt lay one hand on the person he had maced at the time,another kid from the car tried to run up on my son,and he was fixin to mace that kid too,but he walked away,and called the police. What is goin to happen in the eyes of texas for macing an older kid from his school that has been bulling my son over and over? I dont know if the police gave the other five kids any tickets at all? I told him when u have to mace any of these kids cause they wont leave u alone? Step back,or walk away! Do not hit any of them when their down,and he did exactly what i told him? But,he gets a ticket for defending himself from five bullies?

Gonzalo - March 4, 2013 4:08 PM

I was arrested for possession of paraphanelia a bong, a pipe, and under 2 grams of marijuana, im currently on a deferred deterrence program, i have a drug test soon and i may or may not come up clean, the last time i smoked was 20 days ago, will they send me to jail even if this is my first offense as a class c misdemeanor?

Gonzalo - March 4, 2013 4:08 PM

I was arrested for possession of paraphanelia a bong, a pipe, and under 2 grams of marijuana, im currently on a deferred deterrence program, i have a drug test soon and i may or may not come up clean, the last time i smoked was 20 days ago, will they send me to jail even if this is my first offense as a class c misdemeanor?

blanca - March 26, 2013 2:08 PM

My 18 year old daughter went to South padre and got a ticket for minor possesses alcoholic beverage-misdemeanor. needs to appear on april 15th.how much would it cost her?

Kimberly - April 9, 2013 1:13 PM

My daughter received a ticket for saying damn in school and received probation for it. Today she received a ticket for fighting in school. She has been bullied all school year and the school has done nothing about it. What is going to happen to her now?

Kimberly - April 9, 2013 1:13 PM

My daughter received a ticket for saying damn in school and received probation for it. Today she received a ticket for fighting in school. She has been bullied all school year and the school has done nothing about it. What is going to happen to her now?

Kimberly - April 9, 2013 1:14 PM

My daughter received a ticket for saying damn in school and received probation for it. Today she received a ticket for fighting in school. She has been bullied all school year and the school has done nothing about it. What is going to happen to her now?

Catherine - January 21, 2014 3:39 PM

I spent 12 hours in jail, then had 3 days community service on a first-time public intoxication offense in Dallas. This happened one month after I was arrested on a third-degree felony aggravated assault &battery of a police officer. Did the felony arrest affect the outcome of the class c misdemeanor arrest? Can I get any of this expunged? The charges in the felony were dropped at the first hearing, after I had already spent a week in jail.

Catherine - January 21, 2014 3:40 PM

I spent 12 hours in jail, then had 3 days community service on a first-time public intoxication offense in Dallas. This happened one month after I was arrested on a third-degree felony aggravated assault &battery of a police officer. Did the felony arrest affect the outcome of the class c misdemeanor arrest? Can I get any of this expunged? The charges in the felony were dropped at the first hearing, after I had already spent a week in jail.

kitty - March 10, 2014 2:10 AM

i am on parole in texas for two more months and i rcvd a ticket for paraphernalia....whatshould i do and what will happen?

Calvin - July 20, 2014 6:24 AM

Here is a good one for you::::I was charged with a Class C Misdemeanor in 1977(38 years ago) I applied for a government assited apt a month ago.Ill be 62 in august.I was 25 when this happend.They turned me down over it...hahahahaha

Calvin Massingill - July 20, 2014 6:56 AM

Here is a good one for you::::I was charged with a Class C Misdemeanor in 1977(38 years ago) I applied for a government assited apt a month ago.Ill be 62 in august.I was 25 when this happend.They turned me down over it...hahahahaha

Cheryl Beaver - July 24, 2014 7:17 AM

I will be 56 next month. I was TABC certified however I misread the date on an ID a sold cigarettes to a minor. I know this is a class C misdemeanor. Though I know it sounds like an excuse I believe I need new glasses, hence the misreading of the date. I do now have an appointment to have my eyes examined. Do I mention this when I am before the judge. I have never been in any kind of trouble. How will this affect my record? (Employment/background checks)

Cheryl Beaver - July 24, 2014 8:07 AM

I received a citation and must appear before ajudge. What is the process? When I call for an appointment will I be arrested. . How does this Work?

jules - August 7, 2014 4:26 PM

i want to have a federal class a misdemeanor reduced to a class c! how do i do this? this is my first offense!

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