Class B Misdemeanor Range of Punishment - Texas Penal Code


An individual adjudged guilty of a Class B misdemeanor shall be punished by:

            (1) a fine not to exceed $2,000;

            (2) confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days; or

            (3) both such fine and confinement.
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Vickie Torres - October 22, 2007 9:16 AM

what are the chances of only being fined in a class b misdemeaner with a clean record?

tasha - November 13, 2007 6:27 PM

I have a friend, who is 18, who got in trouble for theft over 50 dollars: a class b. She went to jail and had to post bail of 165. She has yet to receive arraingmnet or a court date. What is the common punishment for such a case? I realize that it is subjective to the judge and the case, but on average?

hope heinecke - November 17, 2007 4:26 PM

I was driving from kansas city mo to san antonio with my sister in her car.I was driving when we got to austin texas I was speeding when I passed a car using my blinker and was pulled over and arrested for reckless driving and charged with a class b misdemeanor reckless driving. I was bailed out and flew back home to kc mo. I have a court date 11-30-07 what do i do this is my first ticket ever

Akiba Green - November 19, 2007 1:25 AM

My brother is in a similar situation as Tasha's friend. His offense was committed in August but has yet to receive a court date. He posted bond via a bail bondsman paying $875 of a $2000 bond. When should we expect a court date? Who do we contact for more info?

lawson - December 5, 2007 4:38 PM

I was stopped for speeding the officer asked me for my dl i lied and told him i didnt have it and he found it in the truck and I told him my bd was 6/23/64 instead of 6/23/66 cause my dl is already suspended I got scared and i didnt want him to take me to jail so I gave him false info

S Wallace - March 27, 2008 2:09 PM

After being verbally attacked and threatened by our neighbor for 1 1/2 years, my husband and I are taking him to court. He set an air horn off in my ear twice within seconds of each other resulting in me having to go to the doctor the next day. The police officer on the scene did not arrest him. A different officer said he would have arrested him had he been the responding officer. Is this a class B misdemeanor?

Susie Wallace - March 27, 2008 2:10 PM

After being verbally attacked and threatened by our neighbor for 1 1/2 years, my husband and I are taking him to court. He set an air horn off in my ear twice within seconds of each other resulting in me having to go to the doctor the next day. The police officer on the scene did not arrest him. A different officer said he would have arrested him had he been the responding officer. Is this a class B misdemeanor?

Pam - April 1, 2008 11:19 AM

My son was arrested for just sitting on top of a business clearing his head it even states that in the police report. Why would they charge him with a class B misemeanor? I was told by the jail it would be a class C. Do you think he will get jail time?

Kristen - May 27, 2008 5:18 PM

I was arrested for theft over $50, a class B misdemeanor, I have a clean record and not even any traffic violations. My mother paid $250 of a $500 bond. I spent 12 hrs on Memorial Day and have court the following Monday. What should I expect my punishment to be? I was told a possible fine, 2 yrs prob. and community service. Is it possible for me to have to go back to jail?

Kristen - May 27, 2008 5:18 PM

p.s Im 17 yrs old

Erica - May 31, 2008 9:04 PM

i was charged with harrasment an class b misdemeanor for calling my ma an kept calling her till she called cops i got arrested.what will happen to me

lucy - July 8, 2008 4:00 PM

my friend got pulled over and got ticketed with the possesion of marijuna under 2 oz first offense and then two weeks later got a dui what would be the sentencing and fees on this?

Hopee - August 8, 2008 9:49 PM

Have a clean record until I was arrested for "False Alarm or Report" Misdeamor B. What can I expect in my court for punishment, have an attorney, just not sure what to expect and am nervous and scared.

Katrina - September 27, 2008 2:17 PM

I have receiced 3 charges in over a period of 2 or 3 months what can I except from this? A drug charge and shoplifting?

Nimar - September 30, 2008 11:37 PM

One of my friends living in Dallas Texas was arrested for shoplifting (estmated cost of items $350) for the first time in her life , she has a clean record. I arranged with a lawyer to release her he charged me 750 dollars. I need to know what are the $750 for and whether if she needs a lawyer or not. The lawyer wrote the bond himself. Is there any way to got the case dismissed and to keep her clean record.

Corrine - October 13, 2008 12:24 AM

I was helping my brothers friend out by letting her and her son stay with me and my husbin. My husbinand I seperated. Just before leaving the house I allowed her to pawn some things for me. A few days latter I gave her money to take the things out and return them to my home until my husbin and I could work though our problems.My husbin stayed out of town alot. She told me the things were returned to the house. When I returned to my home I descovered that she had stolen everything she could get her hands on, including my car. I made a report but left out the fact that I allowed her to first pawn the items.Some of the items were returned to me. But then I was arrested for making a false statement to the police. They said I knowingly left out the fact that she had my permission to pawn them in the first place, and that she had never taken the Items out of pawn.I am now charged with a Class B misdaminner and do in Texas next month. I left Texas with my children because of an abusive situation. What do I do? I can not afford an attorny. I can barely afford to get there.Do I just pled guilty?

Makisha - October 23, 2008 3:30 PM

I have a friend who is 17 and got in trouble for a theift over $50/class b. She went to jail and had to post baIL $500. She has recieved a court date. In general what is the average punishment and what are the chances that it will just be a fine? What are the chances that it will get blown off or considered minor?

Makisha - October 23, 2008 3:37 PM

P.S. She has a clean record and can't afford an attorney.

Stephanie - October 27, 2008 1:47 PM

I have been summons to court for email harrassment - got fired from my job - I have a bad business rep. now - the girl is making false accusations about me and I am not a bad person, never have I been in trouble - there Saying it is a Class B- Misdemeanor - what advice can you give me? thank you !

nichole - November 26, 2008 10:27 AM

Hi i have been charged with a class b misdemeanor in 05 which i was 17. i am about to turn 21 and this still shows on my record how do i get this off. i am trying to go to nursing school and have been told to put no on the question have you ever been convicted of or plead gulity toa charge or has had deferred adjudication? i have always put no and they call me and tell me i am lying. Well so i call the court house they say it would be off in 2 years now we are going on 4 years in march what do i do to get this off?? HELP

aaron - January 7, 2009 11:58 PM

I was arrested for possession of marijuana,

jennifer - January 30, 2009 11:51 AM

I have a clean record and was charged with theft of one hundred dollars, the officer said if it goes through then i could be charged with a class b misdemeanor, i looked it up to see what i could be charge with what are the chances of going to jail and long will i be there and how soon will i find out anything?

Virginia - February 2, 2009 4:41 PM

I was charged with filing a false police report and arrested. I was released on bond but have not gone before the judge yet. I have a clean record except for this. What are the possible consequences for me.

kay - February 18, 2009 7:48 PM

What is the typical outcome for a class b theft charge for an adult? The total dollar amount was $110. They have a clean record.

Kay - February 18, 2009 8:54 PM

What is the typical outcome of Class B theft charge for an adult in the state of Texas? They have a clean record.

patrick - March 25, 2009 8:27 PM

I got a DWI, and did not go to court. I want to clear this up but i need to keep my job, what should I do and what is realistic in terms of staying out of jail?

Julie - April 4, 2009 12:13 PM

my ex has had an extensive criminal history and is now charged with 9 counts of theft by check (class b). He failed to appear in court for this recently also. I want to know what the length of stay in jail is for this. This is the 3rd time he's been put on a payment plan for these hot checks and the 3rd time he's failed to pay. (he's too worried about his next fix). The county clerk says he may be AGAIN put on the payment plan. How is this possible?

Taylor - April 6, 2009 9:28 AM

I'm 20 years old I got pulled over for speeding and the DPS officer smelt beer on me so he asked me to step out and gave me 3 field sobriety test. He wrote me a ticket for DWI 1st offence, So I stayed in jail placed bond and I was out what else can happen to me, my lisence is suspended for 40 days, and I blew a .093 when we were at the jail house. So what can happen to me or what do I need to do.

Josh - April 7, 2009 2:21 AM

what is the outcome of a class b theft that happend twice one week apart from each other she has a clean record is 17 years old no traffic violations still in school works to.

josh - April 7, 2009 2:25 AM

whats the outcome for two class b theft that are one week apart im 19 years old i have a juvenile record some traffic violations. i work dont go to school whats going to happen to me

Megs - April 7, 2009 3:02 PM

I went shopping in a wal-mart one day about 6mnths ago and while we were there we ran into an old acquaintance and walked around visiting while we shopped. Come to find out she had been stealing before we even showed up and we had no idea. Well we all paid for our things and she paid for a few things and as we were walking out we were all stopped and walked back through wal-mart. Long story short she stole over $300 worth of stuff and my friend and I were charged along with her because she would not take up for us. They called us her look outs! We had no idea!!! Now 6mnts later I have a court date and I don't know what to go in there and say. I need help! I can't afford a lawyer but I would like a little advice.....

Megs - April 7, 2009 3:06 PM

By the way, I don't have so much as a seat belt ticket on my record. I just don't know what to court date is the 13th.

Connor - April 12, 2009 2:20 PM

I am 16, and I live in dallas area. I was driving around an area of grass below a powerline at night and a neighbor called the police with my license plate. The police contacted my parents and were convinced that they could press charges. I did not destroy anything, all I did was drive on the grass instead of the alley. I have never been charged with offense. What can I be charged with, and what could the punishment be?

Gabe - April 13, 2009 8:24 PM

I was a arrested for marjiuana possession. I would like to know how to get this off my record.

Robert - April 16, 2009 10:22 PM

Well, I have a son that is being charged with Theft Class B Mis. He is 15 and stole a camera from the school journalism class. He is admitting to stealing the camera. The camera was also returned to the teacher. This is his first offense, what is the worst punishment that he can recieve?

CM - April 20, 2009 10:34 PM

I am 21y/o a permanent resident of US and had a clean record prior to this misdemeanor. Last April 18, i was arrested for shoplifting @ a local dept store w/ over $150 of worth of items. I served a couple of hours in jail and was released the next day with a $500 bail. my parents paid $140 for a bond and is now waiting for court in a few weeks. I do not want to have the probation filed out on me for 12 months, but at the same time, im afraid if i serve time for it my record would carry this forever. cant there be another way to resolve this?like say apart from serving time, i could attend classes and work community service for it as well?

CJ - April 23, 2009 12:27 PM

Its all boggus and won't get you anywere. The US Legal system has failed, I being 18 now realize this. Have any questions, shoot me an e-mail. I am no lawyer but am done with my court on these class B mis. and have 12 months of probation ahead. Life sucks just ignore it and toughen up.

DB - April 26, 2009 8:56 AM

Is there any way to have a DWI expunged from my record? It was my first offense, and will greatly effect my career. Isn't there a way I can pay for this crime without losing my income? I have a child to support, and without a job I don't know how I will be able to pay my probation fees, fines, court costs, and support my daughter. I know I should have thought of that before I drove, but I honestly thought I was able to drive safely. There was no accident involved, and I was only a few miles from my home when I was stopped by a policeman for swerving...there was a dead skunk on the road that I was trying to avoid. Maybe I don't deserve a chance to keep my job, but I thought I would ask. Thanks.

Melissa - July 20, 2009 7:36 PM

I'm seventeen and was arrested for a Class B misdemeanor in Denton County Texas. Once I turn 18 will this drop off my record. Or will this remain on my record for the rest of my life?

gilbert - July 28, 2009 11:11 AM

my friend who is dumb, was street racing, and got pulled over and they searched his car and aso found a marjuana pipe. he got 2 class B mis. What do you think is gonna happen to him?

Judy - July 28, 2009 10:43 PM

I have a 17 yr. old grandson who was charged with 2 ozs. of marjuana and got a class B Mis. Actually he took the rap for his mom boyfriend marjuana because he stole the car from him when he parked not knowing it was in the car when stopped by an officer. How long will this show up on his record, and should it not been charges of this since he still was a minor?

Em - July 30, 2009 2:56 PM

Does anyone actually answer these posts? Please let me know.


Luke - August 4, 2009 2:29 AM

i was arrested for shoplifting, items i took were over 50 dollars. what is the standard punishment usually?

David - August 5, 2009 10:50 PM

For all of you asking "(example) happened, what will happen to me?" The most truthful answer, as unhelpful as it is, is "it depends". For example, the gentleman accused of reckless driving: if you get to court and the cop doesn't show up at all, the judge is having a good day, you're very polite and respectful and you're in a suit and tie, odds are you will get less punishment than if you show up in a heavy metal T-shirt, call the judge "dude", and the cop has video evidence of you driving like a maniacal idiot. It all depends on what happens in court. If you want your best chance at lesser penalties, GET A LAWYER.

Angel - August 12, 2009 5:21 PM

I recently had my husband locked up for once again hitting me here in the state of Tx., but out of rage and anger, I took it A step further by making a false police statement. I told them he had pulled out a knife on me which is NOT true. I want to come clean, but I would like to know what my punishment would be for making a false police statement. (clean record)

lynda - August 30, 2009 11:44 AM

18 yr old son with juvenile record which includes 3 or 4 felonies from same instance - some drug related felonies cuz kids he was with stole a box of drugs....he basically got off with ISS, did probation perfectly....all has been well until last night he got arrested for possession of MJ...we had no clue he was doing again..I am atty but not criminal...what is likely to happen with prior record

zach - September 10, 2009 11:20 AM

i had a hit and run on property damange and posted on $100 bail. i have had a DWI but was 12 years ago. is there any jail time for me or will it be probation along with community service?

bren - September 12, 2009 11:19 PM

I have an MTR and a class b misdemeanor trial in a few weeks, I care for my 20yr old daughter who was involved in a motor vehicle accident and her 2 yr old son. I also have a handicapped sister and I am her guardian. I also draw SSI and have put my job on hold til my daughter can care for herself. Can I possibly get house arrest for these charges in Parker County?

mdavis - September 18, 2009 11:30 PM

my son was aressted class b misdemeanor for theft over 50$ but under 500$ of a cell phone he found before he went to lunch in high school he is 17 never been in trouble with the law and only one ticket they also charged hime with disordely conduct for yelling at the princepal the principal told me that he didnt beleave he had stole it but because he went to lunch and didnt turn it in and the teacher which he dont have said it was stolen

mdavis - September 18, 2009 11:35 PM

he will be charged what do you think he will get. he just got approve for college and his grant money will he lose that and will he get jail time.

Jennifer - September 29, 2009 12:01 PM

My husband has been arrested for "Racing on Highway", which is a calss b misdemeanor. The officer said he was racing the car next to him when he just peeled out cuz of rocks in the area. He has a long criminal history. Does this have anything to do with his arrest? how much jail time will he have to do? how much will his bod be if he gets one??

Darlene Day - October 27, 2009 12:32 PM

My son's girlfriend was charged with class be misdameanor - over $50, under $500.00. Clean record before this. Will a paid lawyer be able to do any more to reduce her sentance than a public defender?

Talisha - November 10, 2009 5:58 PM

My husband is being charged with 2 counts of burglary of a vehicle. I believe they are considered class b misdemeanors. The punishment for that ranges from fines not to exceed $2,000.00 and confinement not to exceed 180 days. My questions are..... If convicted would he serve up to 6 months for each offense, equalling up to a year for both? Or, 6 months total for both offenses? Second..... Does a prior criminal history effect the outcome of any sentence he could receive? Meaning, could he serve more time than the standard punishment based on his criminal past? I would really appreciate any help in this matter. My husband has been in jail for nearly 2 days now, and he hasn't spoken with anyone, or been told anything about his case. I would love to be able to tell him something! Please help!!!! Thank you

Advice - November 17, 2009 12:11 AM

Anyone who's asking "what's the typical penalty" or "what's going to happen in court", you're not going to want to hear this, but there is no such thing. It all depends on the judge's mood and politics, how the DA wants to prosecute this, etc. Your best bet is to talk to the DA and see what they want to do, if they want to cut you some slack. If you come in and talk to them like reasonable people they'll usually work with you; it's a hassle to take you to court. But if your offense was egregious, you've got a history of that, you're pushy, etc. those things will not help.

AB - December 20, 2009 3:32 PM

With a class b misdemeanor could they deport you to the next border country "MEXICO". Or depends on the judge decision or could you ask for a pardon. need help

Tyler - January 3, 2010 7:03 PM

hey so i just got a ticket for evading arrest in williamson county. i'm 18, does anybody know how much this is gonna cost me?

Jimmy - January 14, 2010 2:48 PM

I just got into trouble for pawning a ring for someone that turned out to be stolen,The police got the ring from the pawn shop and know we got 60 dollars for it.Whats the worst that can happen to me

Chris - January 22, 2010 6:12 PM

Hope, I am in a similar situation. Did you just get a Lawyer or did you just pay the fine?

Chris - January 22, 2010 6:12 PM

Hope, I am in a similar situation. Did you just get a Lawyer or did you just pay the fine?

Gil - February 1, 2010 7:40 PM

My son was arrested for possession of marijuana

Gil - February 1, 2010 7:41 PM

My son was arrested for possession of marijuana

Rebecca - February 3, 2010 9:32 PM

I was arrested for theft of about $53 from WalMart, I pleaded nolo contendere and paid $300 that was used to pay fines and fees. Now WalMart wants me to pay them $200 to them, when everything was returned undamaged. Can they do that??

Rebecca - February 3, 2010 9:33 PM

I was arrested for theft of about $53 from WalMart, I pleaded nolo contendere and paid $300 that was used to pay fines and fees. Now WalMart wants me to pay them $200 to them, when everything was returned undamaged. Can they do that??

Lynne - February 10, 2010 5:09 PM

My husband got pulled over when he was driving with a suspended license. It was suspnded for DUI and he served time and has done all the processes and never was dirty and never missed his court dates. Actually the only reason he is still on the books is due to fees and fines that have to be paid b4 he can be released. What might the bond be to get him out? I cant even go get his vehicle out cuz its in his name...

edward gonzalez - March 5, 2010 9:48 PM

Hello- I am charged with having less then 2ounces of cannabis, a class b misdemeanor..What can i expect from the judge and should i get a local attorny......

michael dougherty - March 16, 2010 3:02 PM

hello, so i was charged with phone herasement,class B, the d.a. and judge gave me everytrhing and the kitchen sink, it was from my wife at the time. i had to divorce her becuase 1 she was a drug accdict and had mental issuesthat got out of control. there was no evidence of phone herrs. so she went ahead and lied and said i was going to koll her. this was over me devorcing her, any way my att. at the time did nothing to help me. ive never been arrested and dont have a record well until now, i work for an "agency" i need to get all of this out of my life what do i do. im in the procces of reporting to the state bar......oh and for her she has a record. and just busted for prositution. and 2 months ago was picked up for multib ple warrants from apd......

Angel - May 3, 2010 9:38 PM

I have had a class b misdemeanor of possession of marijuana u/2oz in a drug free zone on 12/19/08 i was 15yrs old, since then i have been clean will it close on December of this year like it states on the family code 58.003? and will it effect my chances on getting financial aid for college?

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scared - June 15, 2010 3:56 PM

I was arrested and it was my first time ever. I have a court date scheduled 3 months from now. I have practically no money and I'm so scared I will go to jail. I was told not to plead guilty and to plead no contest? The store wants to charge me a lot of money for the civil part and said they will sue me if I dont pay it in 14 days. People in jail said not to pay the civil part because I returned all the items and they cant sue me if I plead no contest...but they made me sign's not that I'm trying to not pay, it's that I don't have the money.

Since it's my first offense, will I be going to jail? I know I've had a lot to deal with although there is NO excuse for shoplifting.. I am not sure where to go from here...any advice for my personal situation?

ravneet - August 1, 2010 11:17 AM

I live in the st.louis Missouri. Last weak, I was caught by Macy's while shoplifting item worth of $322. They called the police and i was sent to sub station. The police gave me the court date which is after 1 month and paper say that i have petty larcency. This is my first time offence. I am going to hire a lawyer soon becuse i don't want to go jail and also don't want this on my record, I am ready to pay as much fine as they want. I am well educated and currently working in pharmaceutical company, this was the worst mistake i have ever done in my life. How badly will this effect my life? I am going to apply for nursing school next year, will this effect my admission process too. Please helor

Nora - August 12, 2010 8:39 AM

I have an announcement hearing next month for a class B misdemeanor for theft by check. What should I expect to happen? Will I be tried right then?

Alaric - October 3, 2010 12:33 PM

My mom decided to leave my dad, she went home to Texas to a house they share with my sister. She was removing her personal belongings when the guy who feeds the animals arrived and parked directly behind her on private property and called my dad. My mom went to leave and he refused to move his car. She ended up brushing it and drove off. At the request of my dad he called the cops and reported hit and run. At the same time my dad and sis called the cops and stated my mom was breaking and entry and stealing all their stuff (please note she has key to house). My mom has lived in that house since 1999. My dad and Mom bought it for my sis so that she would have a house when they passed away. The stuff she took was her personal belongings. Now my sis and Father are trying to convince the cops she is insane. My mom is neither insane or criminal (never had a speeding ticket). SHe simply wanted her things and away from those people after years and years of abuse. Can somebody offer me some thoughts as to where she stands and what she can do to fight these demons. She is a housewife and the only money she has is her social security check which is not very much because she was a housewife most of her life. She is 72 years old.

Randell Clark - October 8, 2010 2:02 PM

I have been working in the criminal justice field for years more recently as security officer, caseworker etc. I recently applied for position a prison guard for the state of Texas. I was denied employment due to background investigation. I recently check my background and found I had a deferred adjudication on a fictitious tag back in 1995. The person who own the vehicle was arrested for other charges but I was the driver while she was with me. I appeared in court twice. The second time, the attorney for the prosecution offered me deferred adjudication for one year and that it would not appear on my record. The arresting officer did not appear so in order to move on I took the plea deal. How do I go about removing this blight from my record?

david - October 22, 2010 9:57 AM

my son was speeding, 105 on a 70, in live oak county, TX. They charged him with reckless driving. Should we hire an attorney and try and get the charge reduced or let the public defender handle it?

yvette - November 18, 2010 1:44 PM

My husband is in the process of getting his license back. We have paid 1500ish so far. Then he was picked up for failure to complete a full stop at a stop light. Two weeks before that he was stopped and served 7 days in jail for that offense. So he is facing a DWLS w/P C. We have still been paying on his suspension through all of this. Is there anyway the court will take into account that he has been trying to pay off his suspension.

Brenda - December 9, 2010 10:22 AM

My children was put in ISS two and a half days and suspense for one day for indecent exposure no offended or alarmed by his act. could the school still send him to Disciplinare Alternative School for twnety days. Please advise

Sue - December 14, 2010 2:40 PM

My son is 14 and was taken to juvenile detention. He gave a false report to an officer. He spent 5 days in j.d. and now we are waiting to hear for the DA on whether actual charges will be filed or any other action to be taken. No previous probs with police. Any advice or thoughts on what might take place? Thank you.

lance pritchard - December 16, 2010 5:16 PM

I have been arrested on fri dec 10 2010 on prostution charge class B misedemonor.It was an sting operation. I don't have any criminal record in the past until i got arrested. My question to you is that what will be the outcome of this case in court? Will i get probation or will the charges be dismiss?

lance pritchard - December 16, 2010 5:17 PM

I have been arrested on fri dec 10 2010 on prostution charge class B misedemonor.It was an sting operation. I don't have any criminal record in the past until i got arrested. My question to you is that what will be the outcome of this case in court? Will i get probation or will the charges be dismiss?

Clinten - February 8, 2011 11:29 AM

I was pulled over beceause the officer said that i didnt have any insurance after running my drivers liscense he realized that it was not valid. i have been charged with a class b mist. for drining without a liscense and with no financial responibility. I had insurance though i had my insurance company send me a copt of it so i can take it with me to court.Im trying to find out if i will be sentenced to jail, please respond i need your assistance. i also have had 3 Poss. of marijuana charges all mistermaner

Hiram - February 19, 2011 11:47 PM

A few weeks ago I was caught shoplifting from a walmart (tallying to $77) and at my court date my attouney got a deferred adjudication for mid next month. The atty said he is aiming to get the offense lowered from class b to class c. I'm 19 years old and this is my first offense. What will likely come of this and is there any chance of this being expunged from my record?

Randy - March 3, 2011 5:59 PM

I am currently on probation for a class b misdemeanor, theft 50-500, I have paid all my court fees, bondsman, probation fees, however my probation is over and I have not completed my community service hours, approx a 1/4 actually, I know it is my fault but what can happen when the warrant has been issued? This is also my first offense ever, traffic tickets included, and I am a former Marine with two deployments overseas for OIF from 2005 until 2007.

Monte - March 3, 2011 9:09 PM

I was involved in a accident with a commercial vehicle, and they found under 2 oz. this is my first offense, what can I expect, I really can't afford any legal help. Any help is greatly helpful. Thank-you.

DW - June 28, 2011 1:34 AM

My daughter is 19 and has been charged with a class b misdermeanor for theft under $500. She has a clean record. What can she expect after she turns herself in and should she get a lawyer?

joe - August 29, 2011 11:23 PM

you can all expect to be either fined up to $2000, put in jail for a short term (1-3 months), or both.

Tommy - September 3, 2011 7:34 PM

My 29 year old daughter had been in a bad, abusive marriage for 9-1/2 years. Her soon to be ex husband had held her at gun point on more than one occassion we've since found out, and out of fear, when her 6 year old daughter told her about daddy "touching her", she did not contact the authorities. She confronted the husband, he denied it. It happened again, she confronted him, he left and went to his dads house. The dad asked her if she was really accusing him of this and she said yes. Finally the little girl told a 3rd party and it all came into the public light. Daddy was arrested for the crime. Mom was arrested for failure to report. After 6 weeks of investigations, CPS allowed the mother to be back with the children, due to the fact that they knew she'd been abused and battered and was in fear of retaliation from her husband if she told on him. She has a clean record except for this now. Any chance the courts will see her dilemma and drop the charges?

Chrissy - November 2, 2011 11:51 AM

I got arrested in another county from where I live for driving on a suspended license. I had tickets for it previouse but never arrested. I was charged with a class B misdermeanor. I have court this month. My bail was set at $1000.
I am a single mom. Cant afford a attorney. In your experionce will I go to jail?

Yvonne - November 9, 2011 6:20 PM

My son has a choice between the class b plus 2000 or 1yr probation plus $1400 and no conviction...problem is he doesn't think he will make a year of probation (arrested for 2 joints of pot) and doesn't think he can not smoke pot for a year...I know what I want him to do...quit bad is the class b?21 years old until nov.20

Cristy - March 5, 2012 2:25 AM

I have a question I have a class B I got bonded out I have been to court 2 times and going back I am awaiting date its for THEFT BY CHECK MORE THAN 20 LESS THAN 500. I would really need to know how I can stay out of jail I dont have a job I have been looking, but I think it was best if I sat it out but how long will I get please I am scared out of my mind!

Deborah - March 6, 2012 12:52 PM

I was aressted for class B misdemeanor 1st offense what can happen to me.

lauren - March 15, 2012 2:03 AM

My husband was arrested for possession of marijuana under 2oz and drug paraphernalia. I'm told its.a class b misdemeanor and was wondering what the chargers range for this he has never had something like this before.

louise - March 16, 2012 12:09 AM

If I was arrested and taken to jail, fingerprinted without my lawyer present for alledgely forgedging a prescription, they let me go,i was innocent...never talked to a probation or nothing.. my layer said it would not be on my record.. can i get it esponged

Leighanne - May 12, 2012 1:25 PM

I was arrested for shoplifting over $50 and recieved a class b misdemeanor. I went to jail that night and posted bail the next morning when my bond was set. I've never had anything on my record until now. With this being my first offense, what type of punishment should I expect? Is there a possibilty that I will be put on probation? I have no idea how the system works, as I have never been in trouble before.

Hilda - August 21, 2012 9:00 AM

My son was picked up in El Paso with possession under 2 ounces and when he was run they found had an outstanding charge in tarrant County for the same offense. He was given 3 days in El Paso and then extradicted to Tarrant County. I need to know how much time he is looking at - he has not family of friends there so he can't do anything much other than serve his time. How long does it take before he is given a court date?

Hilda - August 21, 2012 9:00 AM

My son was picked up in El Paso with possession under 2 ounces and when he was run they found had an outstanding charge in tarrant County for the same offense. He was given 3 days in El Paso and then extradicted to Tarrant County. I need to know how much time he is looking at - he has not family of friends there so he can't do anything much other than serve his time. How long does it take before he is given a court date?

Roman - November 29, 2012 7:55 AM

I was picked up for spray painting a fence 500 - 1500 class A criminal micsh. I have a record all misdo's and I was also charged with criminal tresspassing class B. I see that the combined time is up to 1.5 years and 6,000 dollars. I have progressed heart problems and know I will never survive jail, I will cost me a good job and insurance. How much time should I expect?

khari scott - December 7, 2012 8:34 AM

i was recently arrested for a charge on shoplifting in austin texas this is my first time offense and first time ever getting arrested and i am 18 i am in school and i am on my way to graduate i am having a lot of questions run through my mind and so many things i want to ask i really don't want this to ruin my life and future career so i t was a class b misdomenier and i really don't want this to effect what i want to do in the future just hanging out with the wrong people got me into trouble

Nikie - March 29, 2013 6:42 PM

Im 19 years old I got arrested for a class b misdomer of theft at a Walmart for $67 what do I need to expect and what are my options

CrazyFrog - May 22, 2013 7:31 PM

I work in a state jail and a particular inmate has exposed himself 3 times prior to exposing himself at my picket door and starting to masturbate in front of me. I was told he was made a G-4 and could be shipped off the unit if and only if Texas Department of Criminal Justice accepts charges and pulls him off the unit....Lindsey State Jail in Jacksboro, Texas. I was informed that all he had to do was spend 90 days in segregation and then would again be put into the inmate population......each time..........I am furious as he is definitely a ped....he has to be..I would give anything to know if he is a registered sexual offender...........if not he should be made with charges to register..I am just sick about it as its been a month and they "TDCJ" just keeps leaving him in this minimum security prison.....and he does it again......If I were in the Free World and could press charges he would get 6 months in jail and I want this inmate to be getting additional time added to his sentence and all we can do as a correction officer is file a Level and Code Case for Sexual Misconduct.....why do the inmates get off easier than those in the Free World? I want answers and I want this inmate moved off of John R. Lindsey State Jail....he does not deserve a minimal security prison.......

q1605 - July 13, 2014 3:11 PM

Have you guys ever heard of google? All these ranges of punishments and procedures are all clearly stated and easily found on the internet. Or suck it up and hire a lawyer if you can't handle your case pro se.

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