Class A Misdemeanor Range of Punishment - Texas Penal Code

§ 12.21. CLASS A MISDEMEANOR. 

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

            (1) a fine not to exceed $4,000;

            (2) confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year; or

            (3) both such fine and confinement.

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Rachael Ener - April 17, 2008 1:45 PM

my boyfriend assaulted me and was charged with Assault/ Bodily harm a Class A misdemeanor and it is his first offense and I wrote in my statement that he did not need jail time and that he needed rehab for drug use and counseling and I was wondering if that made a difference to the judge and what is the punishment usually is in Texas for that charge if it is his first offense please let me know ASAP Thank you!
Rachael E.

Anonymous - April 24, 2008 2:20 PM

My fiance & I had sexual intercourse in the bathroom @ a restaurant. We both got warrants for "Public Lewdness".... I only had to do a walk through and he went to jail the same day because he had a warrant for a speeding ticket. Once, I see the judge in regards to this matter what will most likely be my punishment?? I have 2 little girls and I have NEVER been in trouble.... I'm just worried sick!! Please let me know & THANK YOU!!

Jamie - April 24, 2008 3:09 PM

Anonymous:

You must not have known your name would show up on your comment - so I removed it.

I have sent you an email about this matter.

ANONYMOUS - April 25, 2008 9:18 AM

I CALLED THE POLICE ON MY BOYFRIEND AND SAID HE HIT ME WITH A GUN WHICH NEVER HAPPENED I WAS MAD AND I WANTED HIM TO GO TO JAIL THAT DAY. BUT NOW I FEEL BAD FOR LIEING AND I WANT TO TELL THE TRUTH BUT I DONT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN SINCE I LIED TO THE POLICE. PLEASE HELP ME AND TELL ME WHAT I SHOULD DO.

Anonymous - June 23, 2008 1:22 AM

My boyfriend and I were fooling around in the back of my SUV when the cops arrested us and we both spent the night in jail... I have never been in trouble with the law, and am wondering what might happen when I go to court?? Do I need to hire a lawyer for this??? Please help I very worried over this...

anonymous - July 27, 2008 11:28 PM

me and my boyfriend were caught fooling around at a park. We are both sixteen years old and neither one of us have been in any trouble before! I was wondering could u give me some advice on this matter! please reply back ASAP! thanks

xabier - September 26, 2008 1:43 PM

i was messing aroung with my boyfriend @ a park and the cops caught us. and i never been introuble i want to know what i can do or what my happen when i go to court please give me some advise on this matter.. thanks

Liz Henrie - October 4, 2008 12:47 AM

My boyfriend just got arrested. We live in Wyoming, but he was pulled over for being suspect in something he obviously did not do. The police checked his records or whatever and realized that he had a warrent out for his arrest for meth charges from several years ago. I did some research and I believe that he has a Class A Misdemeanor. Will he be sent back to texas? And if he is, will he go to jail for something he did years ago and hasn't done since? I am so freaked out right now, and I have nobody to help me figure this out!

ANONYMOUS - December 14, 2008 1:50 PM

CONVICTED OF A CLASS A MISDEAMEONOR IN 1995 NOT SURE IF IT WAS FAMILY VIOLENCE BUT WAS WITH A CRAZY GIRLFRIEND. SHE LIED ABOUT EVERYTHING AND I WAS 18 SCARED TO DEATH OF JAIL.PUBLIC DEFENDER ATT. I PLEAD GUILTY. NO IN PUBLIC SERVICE AND TRYING TO GET MY RECORD CLEANED UP 33 YRS OLD IS IT POSSIBLY AND DOES UR OFFICE DO THESE THINGS

Paul Apodaca - January 13, 2009 5:11 PM

was charged with a class a misdemeeanor for assault of a family member if convicted how much time do i have to wait to possess a firearm again

Adam - January 24, 2009 2:28 AM

I have a class A for domestic Violence and cannot do the probation period due to a very good upcoming job. If i just did the time how much time in Dallas county would I be looking at and once done if money was not an object could I get it sealed/removed soon/over time/or not at all. please email me back

Joseph - January 28, 2009 9:05 PM

In 1993 I was arrested for grabbing my wifes face when I confronted her about cheating on me. Her friend called the police and I was arrested that same night for assault. To get the incident over I pled guilty to the assistant D.A. in return for deferred ajudication with 6 months probation but they revoked my probation due to a failure to appear on a traffic ticket in another county. We were divorced within a month and I've since been told I can't legally own a firearm ever again. Is there anyway to regain my rights to hunt and legally own a firearm? I've been told about a pardon but have not pursued it due to a lack of legal information.

Anon - February 1, 2009 11:35 AM

My daughter was caught as an accessory to shoplifting in excess of $500 (Class A Misdemeanor) on the last day of work at a place she has worked (and excelled) for two years. An acquaintance who was down on luck and money convinced my daughter to help her. My daughter is 17, her record is clean (first offence) except for a couple of traffic tickets. She starts post-HS trade school in Austin in two weeks (mid Feb). What are her chances of probation/deferred sentence vs. time/fine

amarillohl - February 3, 2009 7:55 PM

i was arrested for making alcohol available to minors a month ago. this was at friends home and he had it at his house. i do not drink but i did know that the girls had one shot apiece when they were there and they are 14 years old. should i hire a lawyer?

Brandi - February 18, 2009 5:05 PM

Me and my ex boyfriend were fighting and i had been drinking. and called the cops bc he hit me but i got arrested. was charged with assult bodliy injury on a family member. it was a class A Mistameanor. and i went to court in august and he had gone to the court house to sign a paper saying he didnt want the charges pressed on me and for me to just have a substance abuse evaluation done. and i did it. the judge told me that it would be dismissed if i did. So I did it. well i just found out that its still there. i dont know what to do. my attorney stopped answering my calls right when court was done. i was never put on probation so when i call the court house no one knows what to do or tell me really. I know this is going to affect future jobs. I was wondering how long it stays on my record, if it ever comes off, and what should i do in this situation? If you know what to do pleeeease let me know!??

family friend - February 22, 2009 5:31 PM

a friend of mine has a 15 year old son who punched another 19 year old (once) because the nineteen year old pushed him and then about 30 minutes later later grabbed him. The 19 year old pressed assult chages on my friends son. Will this hold up or was my friends son defending himself.

R Aguilar - March 3, 2009 12:49 PM

My brother in law was charge with a Misd Class A over an incident that happened at the school district he worked for as an electric maintenance journeyman. His bossed asked him to purchase an airconditioner and charge it to the school account. He instructed him to take it to his home and place it where it was visible and advised him that someone would pick it up. An inquiry determined that his boss had ordered an unauthorized purchase and that my brother in law was an accessory. Both were fired and my brother in law was charged with a Class A misdemenor. He was given a court hearing date.

He basically has a clean record (DWI only). What kind of sentencing would he get? Can he plead no contest to lighten the sentence? Does ne need a lawyer?

Dawn - March 5, 2009 11:34 PM

When does a Class A Misdemeanor turn into a Felony?

Jocelynn - March 14, 2009 7:31 PM

my husband was arrested at his place of employment for serving beer to a minor..it was a sting operation that the TABC was conducting. if he doesnt have papers and its his first offense will he be deported or what will be his punishment?..he was also charges with a class a misdemeanor

Myron Himes - March 22, 2009 6:55 PM

can a class A misdemeanor be expunged

john john - March 24, 2009 1:11 PM

I m in court dealing with a theif felony charge. they said i stole a tv from a rental company. the tv was under 5000. my lawyer said they wanted to give me a class c misr. and probation 2yrs. i was wondering if a class a felony charge would stop me from getting a new job when they look up my record or would it be on my record? or what could i do to get it off my record. and how long would it stay on my record?

john john - March 24, 2009 1:12 PM

I m in court dealing with a theif felony charge. they said i stole a tv from a rental company. the tv was under 5000. my lawyer said they wanted to give me a class c misr. and probation 2yrs. i was wondering if a class a felony charge would stop me from getting a new job when they look up my record or would it be on my record? or what could i do to get it off my record. and how long would it stay on my record?

michael - March 25, 2009 4:45 AM

I have two assault charges against me (class a one might not be class a) both people said they would not testify against me and one rewrote her statment and said i did not hit her does anybody know if i can get probation or somthing in place of jail i have no clue what might happen to me can someone please give me some advice?

AJ - March 31, 2009 9:39 PM

I have an ongoing SJF Endangering a child. He got out of my back fence while I was working on it and almost ran into the street where a lady stopped and called the cops. I was outside when by the time he got there. My lawyer wants me to take a plee for Misdemeanor A Deadly Conduct. She seems to think that being a small town and the Grand Jury thought they were going to pass it and went ahead with charges. That I might end up with the same bad luck on Jury selections for the trial. Also, that If I want to go to trial, more than likely the Misdemeanor A will no longer be on the table and I would be facing nothing but a felony charge of some kind. Any Advice would be Great. Thank You.

savannah - April 7, 2009 1:23 PM

i got a class c misdemeater what do i do

danielle - April 14, 2009 7:11 PM

my boyfriend n i got into it n i called the police, dey had me write a statement down n took a picture of me foot. he went to jail n bailed out, now he has to go to court but i dont want to proceed with the charges because we want to be together what will happen next?

JJ - April 14, 2009 9:39 PM

im dealing with a Class A misd.(assault/bodily)..the only prior case i had was a class b misd(terroristic threat) when i was 17(now 21)and a DUI(more like a ticket and cant be brought up) plus theres a BOGUS alleged sexual assault on the police report...my attorney says they want to give me the maximum...Are they using my prior charge against me even thou this was 4 yrs ago in high school? would appreciate expert feedback thanks!

JJ - April 14, 2009 10:01 PM

im dealing with a Class A misd.(assault/bodily)..the only prior case i had was a class b misd(terroristic threat) when i was 17(now 21)and a DUI(more like a ticket and cant be brought up) plus theres a BOGUS alleged sexual assault on the police report...my attorney says they want to give me the maximum...Are they using my prior charge against me even thou this was 4 yrs ago in high school? would appreciate expert feedback thanks!

James Rains - April 19, 2009 12:26 AM

I gave a 21 year old a drink at my bar which he passed to a 20 year old who took one drink and was then questioned of her id by a tabc officer. she got a class c and i got a class a. it was a tx comptroler operation tabc was just there for security. i gave the drink to the 21 year old, then was signaled to the side of the bar by the tax guy(my boss has matters with taxes i guess) he told my i need to speak to owner or manager of establishment and he flashed his badge i went back to get the boss from office when i returned to bar the tabc guys were right there talkin to her. they told me the would contact me in a few days and i would have to go to the jail and post bond and see judge. they could have arrested me they said but since it was the texas comptroller visit they didnt have time for it. am i in for a fine for this?

Chris - May 17, 2009 2:16 PM

ok i am currently in the army stationed at hood but deployed before i left i got drunk and shot my gun of several times in my closet...i was arrested for discharge of a firearm in a municipality and assualt to a family member, my wife. my wife told them i didnt hit her and i didnt but i dnt know how to procced with this case... help pls?

Bryan - May 27, 2009 7:14 AM

Charged with Agg. Assault w/ Deadly Weapon....charges were reduced to Deadly Conduct. I got it adjudicated and I completed probation without incident. I should be able to get my firearm back correct and how do I go about this? I live in Texas.

Rod - June 1, 2009 6:57 PM

I was recently charged with resisting a "frisk", a Class A Misdemeanor. I was told I was not under arrest and then panicked when the police tried to cuff me. I was never mirandized nor was the procedure of the search explained to me. And it seems not to matter I had no contraband of any type on me.

So what are we looking at here? I have a clean record. Deferred Prosecution or adjudication. The incident occured in Travis Co.

Lynn - June 3, 2009 10:15 PM

Ok so here is the deal. My wonderful husband of 1 year now and fahter of my two beautiful children has recently been arrested for a warrent in Travis county. I bailed him ou on a 3000 cash bond. The warrent was supposly issued in November of 06 for a failure to appear for a possesion of a dangerous drug charge. He has no idea what was found in his truck and was never told either. This is his first drug charge EVER and I have no clue what is going to happen?? Any advise from anyone???

Drea - June 23, 2009 9:28 AM

I was arrested in Auugust of 08 for aggravated assualt with a deadly weapon. I've been going to court since Jan.09 the ADA reduced my charge to a class A misdemeanor instead of a felony charge. In my situation I was stalked, harrassed, threatened, and provoked over a period of 4 months and was 2 months pregnant at the time of the alleged assualt of the victim. Who had hit me prior to me retaliating. I never touched her but did threaten her with a knife. I was arrested and now am taking on this legal process. Should I accept the Class A or take my chances at trial?

Annonymous - July 8, 2009 1:25 PM

I was arrested last week for assault (family violence) with bodily injury to my boyfriend. The thing is, my boyfriend was not hurt and never had any marks of "bodily injury". My boyfriend and I got into an argument match and I kept asking him to leave the room and to just leave me alone. He got in my face and started yelling so I pushed him back. He grabbed my arms and started to push me towards the bed. I started pushing and flailing my arms with what ever moving range I had left to get him away and off. He put me in a choke hold and my neck got twisted. I was in a lot of pain and couldn't straighten my neck and I got immediately scared. I called 911 for help. The cops seemed to be after me and ended up arresting me. I was taken to the hospital that night for my neck injury, had marks down both arms, and a cut across my chest... he had no marks, but I was the one taken. My boyfriend even asked that presses not be charged. I don't know what to do or what to expect. I believe I was wrongfully charged and I don't know how to fight this. I've never been in trouble before and have quite a respectable reputation. I haven't even had a speeding ticket in several years. What do I do?

Anon - July 15, 2009 3:00 AM

In Sept 2008, I was charged with Deadly Conduct in Hays County. I was driving to a friends house for lunch and a truck in front of me on the access road slammed on their brakes, and continued to go about 30 mph on the on-ramp of I-35 N. I tried to pass them but they swerved to cut me off. Once I had an opening I overtook them in the far left lane, flipped my middle finger at them as I passed, and continued on. About a mile later, I looked in my rearview mirror to see that they were on my bumper and chasing me. I exited the freeway so that I could pull into the SMPD parking lot, hoping they would not want to follow me in there. Instead the U-turn was blocked with traffic, so I pulled into the Lowe's parking lot to end the chase. I got out of my truck and they drove away. I ran from them fearing them as they were two hispanic males and I was alone. About 5 minutes later, I was pulled over by several SMPD officers and arrested because they called the police and claimed I pointed a firearm at them. I went to jail for 24 hours. I had a .380 Pistol in the center console, magazine empty and ejected, no rounds for that firearm anywhere in the truck and the pistol was stuffed under a pile of paper and forgotten about since it's last use the previous weekend. On the floorboard I had .22 caliber & 12-ga shotgun rounds in boxes, shot-up target paper, a gun cleaning kit, and earmuffs from the previous weekend while target shooting at my ranch in South Texas. I have no criminal record, and am an NRA member and avid hunter. I have carried the .380 pistol in my truck since the law allowed me to do so for personal protection. I would never aim a pistol at someone unless my life was in danger.

Later the police report said that a male & female were in the other truck, but it was clearly two males with facial hair. The stories on both reports filed by them were identical to the word. My court appointed attorney has pulled their files and they both have criminal records. I beleive the female came into the story after the other male hid and did not want to come forth, probably due to his personal criminal record.

What am I supposed to do here? I want my firearm back, I want to get this over with because it never should have happened. I want my rights back. This has ruined my life so far.

Lena - July 21, 2009 10:58 AM

Me and my boyfriend got into an arguement and he slapped me. When the police came I told them I did not want any charges. He has a class a misd. assualt bodily on family member. What can we do to get it off his record.

Lena - July 21, 2009 10:58 AM

Me and my boyfriend got into an arguement and he slapped me. When the police came I told them I did not want any charges. He has a class a misd. assualt bodily on family member. What can we do to get it off his record.

Kristie - July 22, 2009 11:18 AM

My husband and I had an argument that led him into pushing me in the closet and throwing a bowl at me. He then left so I took out a protective order. 3 wks later my husband got charged with a dui and called me to come get him out. the officer took out a warrant for violating the protective order. The judge charged him with a class 1-a misdemeanor . Can this be expunged since he has no other criminal background? Not to mention we are back together and I feel horrible.

Annonymous - August 8, 2009 5:43 PM

I was arrested for removing the price tag of a clothing item and trying to replace it with a lower price. when i went to court i was referred to the 1st time offender program. I did not meet the requirments of this program, but i havent talk to anyone about it and i was wondering what is going to happen. i am a college student about to graduate and i dont want this hanging over my head, when i go to look for jobs. i think there mightbe a warrent out for me. i want to handle the situation but i want to know what to expect before hand

lashay - August 29, 2009 8:26 PM

My boyfriend and i got into an argument because he came home late and i thought he was cheating. I told him to get out and he left i called the police and said that he had it me, took the car, and brooke in the front door. i lied on him and i want to come clean to the police and get the warrant taken off him. What can i do?

Shane - September 8, 2009 4:01 PM

Dear Sir or Maam,

I need your advice on a class A misdemeaner. I was hit on my motorcycle by a lady who was charged in the accident. When I got off my motorcycle I was mad and was yelling at her. I hit her driver side window and my arm went thru the glass. I am now being charged with criminal mischief.

I was wondering what I can expect from the court and if i need to retain a lawyer. I also was told to do a walk thru to process the charges but was not told when or where to do so.

Any help would be greatly appriciacted.

sighj - September 22, 2009 12:31 AM

mm my girlfriend and i were caught doing stuff in the back of the car. im 16, a minor and she is 18. the cops didn't say anything about arresting or citing us a ticket. whats going to happen? will we go to a court?

thanks

Laura - September 22, 2009 1:09 AM

After working a long 4 days in a row for a total of 50 hours, I got off work and was confronted by my husband who had found documentation that stated I had bidded on a house. He automatically assumed that it was for my adult daughter (who is not his child). An arguement ensued, some household items were broken, because he insisted on taking them with him even though I bought them, a fax machine and a lamp in the struggle, and this was also my house purchased previous to our marriage).I repeatedly requested him to leave my house. He packed his bags but later decided he wasn't going to leave. I proceeded to throw his bags out of the side door. He tried to prevent me from doing so by pushing me around and attempting to wrestle them from my grasp. When I continued to throw them out--he called 911 and told the police I hit him with a bat (which belonged to my grand children, which sat on the floor beside the side door-and had been there all summer). The police came into the house and immediately arrested me and took me to jail where I spent the entire weekend(My husband mind you, has multiple complaints of domestic violence against him from a previous marriage, and I had a crystal clear record--nothing on it, and was age 50 at the time of the incident). During the time I was in jail, my husband came to the police station and told the truth--I DID NOT HIT HIM. He was not allowed to make a statement to this effect and was told that he would have charges filed against him if he did not follow though with the report as filed. I was charged with attempted assault, fined and a restraining order was placed against me, so therefore, I could not enter MY OWN home. Now 2 years later this bogus bunch of garbage is still on my record. I am a licensed professional and need to know how to have this removed from my record.

Jordan - October 7, 2009 1:51 AM

I recently was in a park after hours, and i was drinking (i am underage) and the police came to investigate the disturbance, i ran and now have a summons for resisting arrest, this is my first offense. do i need a lawyer? what kind of penalties am i looking at?

Patricia - October 15, 2009 5:56 PM

I was charged with a Class A misdemeanor (first offense)assault on a family member/bodily harm. My bf and I got into a fight and he didn't want to press charges but, the police did. He had a small mark on his leg. I would like to know what the punishment is likely to be and if there is ANYWAY I can avoid jail time. Thanks for your time and response.

Amy - October 15, 2009 7:57 PM

Hello, My Husbands Ex Wife forged his signature on a $1,000 check and cashed it. How do we go about charging her for forgery? What is the penalty in Texas for this? I look forward to your quick response, Thank you!

danny - October 19, 2009 11:03 AM

my boyfriend assaulted me and was charged with Assault/ Bodily harm a Class A misdemeanor and it is his first offense and I wrote in my statement that he did not need jail time and that he needed rehab for drug use and counseling and I was wondering if that made a difference to the judge and what is the punishment usually is in Texas for that charge if it is his first offense please let me know ASAP Thank you!

Samantha - October 28, 2009 8:29 PM

I am currently on deferred adjudication for a Class A Misdemeanor (assault) and will be for the next 2 months. It was over something stupid between me and my best friend (at the time). She filed the charges against me, and I spent the night in jail. She tried dropping the charges, but the court D.A.'s office said it was too late. I am wanting to become a teacher, and will have the certification for it within 2 years. Is there a way for this to come off my record?

Samantha - October 28, 2009 8:30 PM

On the above statement, the "assault" was for throwing a styrofoam cup.

Anymous - November 3, 2009 6:52 PM

ok i was at school when i got caught with weed it was only 22.5 grams. i got charged with a class a mistermeaner for it. i just wanna know wat might happen in court when i go

dee - November 11, 2009 1:21 PM

my girlfriend got charged with resisting arr-search/transport just wondering if you could tell me what you think her punishment will be?

jack - November 28, 2009 12:01 PM

My husband and I were arrested for public lewdness. We were in the dressing room at a department store. Although we really werent doing anything, an off duty officer was in the room next to us, and needed to be a public hero. We are wondering what exactly we are looking at in terms of charges. We've looked online at Texas codes at see the max penalty is up to a year and 4,000 dollars in fines. Are there options availabel prior to arranment?

Blake - November 30, 2009 4:33 AM

Hi, I was charged with Deadly Conduct back in Dec, '07. I am 24 years of age, I am a full time student at the best culinary schools in Houston TX. I wish to soon get my Masters degree In culinary arts. Its downgrading to go an employer and get very bad looks from people that do not know who I am and assume I am a horrible person. My school is very expensive and I don't have a job. Does this state want me to give up? I am trying to change my life but it seams as if I left jail with a Ball and Chain. Is there a way to remove this misdemeanor charge from my record? I need a restaurant job. Please help!

LaMonte - November 30, 2009 12:06 PM

I just want to let you all know, for the people who have Class A Misdemeanor's, you will need to hire a lawyer. Why, because in the state of Texas the DA (District Attorney) is going to pick the charges up regardless if the victim decide to drop charges. What has to happen is the lawyer will have to go to trial hoping that the victim or any witness does not show up. Once trial has passed and the victim or witness does not show, then the judge can dismiss the charges and you and the lawyer will be able to seal your record. I know this because I'm going through it right now. I got into a verbal argument with my roommate that later led to a physical disturbance. He called the police on me and I was arrested and took to jail. I have never been in trouble but, I am over the age of 18, so with that being said I was tried as an adult which means that I had to get a lawyer. FYI, a court appointed attorney can sometimes be a good thing but most just want to get you a plea bargain which sometimes can be full of shit. Anyone facing a Class A misdemeanor should just hire a lawyer and just have that lawyer fight the case because you can't do it alone you will need a lawyer to fight your case. It may take a while for example 6-8 mos. It's well worth the wait because once the judge dismisses the charge you can have a lawyer either expunge it or seal your records to where the Police Department will be the only entity that can see the charges excluding jobs, apartment complexes, etc; from viewing the charge. The reason I know this is because I ask my lawyer question after question. I have learned a lot from my passed situation and are glad to share it with all of you. You will be depressed or stressed especially those of you who are looking for employment. Why, because you automatically think that they are going to throw your application to the side and say screw you. You just have to sell your self and believe that the possible can overshadow the impossible. Again for those of you are facing a pending case against, please look into a lawyer and get it dismissed and then expunged or sealed because we all need to be able to work you know?

justmyluck - December 1, 2009 1:45 AM

One day after work, I spoke to my wife and informed her that I would stay back for a little while to speak to my boss and an inspector. She was not working at the time, but I had put up with years of her jealousy, possesiveness, and control. She showed up to the job-site 45 minutes later after calling me a couple more times. She embarrassed me in front of my boss with her actions. As she followed me home, I felt that she was beginning to affect my livelyhood. I got home and told her that she was going to have to go. I asked her for the keys to her mercedes-benz and nice apartment that I provided her. She then threatened to call my boss and make false allegations about my work. She said that she was also going to make me leave. I grabbed her arm to get the keys that were in her hand. She realized I was upset and let the keys go. She left the apartment and we seperated. A month later, I left her a voice message on her phone. I told her that I would be moving on and not to be surprised if she heard I was out. She showed up at my place the next afternoon. We ended-up getting back together. Days later, she told me that she made a report with the police. I asked her for what and she said because I put my hands on her. I told her that I hadn't heard from the police. Months later, I got pulled over for a traffic violation. I was taken in because a warrant was in place for the incident with my wife. My wife cried to the police, but it didn't help. My wife bailed me out that night. My wife said she took some classes, in which she was told to, in order to have the charges dropped. She told me that I would not need a lawyer because the charges would be dropped. I never did get a lawyer and I showed up to court. The prosecutor gave me a conviction in the charge of a Class A Misdemeanor: Domestic Violence-Causes Bodily Injury. I did 9 months of probation, 60 hrs. of community service, and 6 months of DV classes. Apparently, my wife had a picture taken of a bruise that was on her arm the next day. I want to mention that my wife has slapt me in public, before. Also, affecting a spouse or significant other's ability to keep a job is a form of DV. She did that, as well. I had a professional career, which I worked extremely hard for. I feel that I don't have a career to look forward to anymore. She said she did it out of spite. I was recently laid-off and this is now on my record. What can I do?

Blake - December 1, 2009 3:11 AM

LaMonte, thanks. I dont think that would apply to me. I signed for one year county. My charge was Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon then dropped to Deadly conduct. I had no money for a lawyer. I really wanted to fight my case I felt that some one could have helped but I didnt have the money so I went with what the court appointed wanted me to do. One night I was driving home and I hit a curb and bent my rims, it was 3 am and my phone was dead. I decided to drive my truck home, on my way home i noticed a big white truck was following me. I decided to drive in a lighted gas station, In the process the big truck drove next to me and came close to hitting my truck. He bagan screaming at me and cursing me out. I put my window down and apologized thats when I noticed he was a tow truck. He continued cursing me out and harassing me I ignored him and drove in the gas station as he followed me in. I was scared I didnt understand why he was so angry. I parked and he parked behind me. I noticed he was on the phone so I walked over to him and asked if he was calling the police, he said he was and I asked, "why are you calling the police?" He said "because you cant drive your car on the road in the condition your wheels are in", I said "OK" and drove away. I was a mile away from home and it was 4 am now, I just wanted to get home and sleep. When I left the gas station he continued to follow me, I was very scared. He decided to hit my truck on the driver door with his front passenger fender. I slammed on my brakes and he started reversing his truck on to mines. I drove away as fast as my truck could go fearing for my life. I parked my small truck in my parking spot and he blocked me in. He got out his truck and I reached for a gun in my truck. He told me to step out, when I noticed he was unarmed I put the gun away. I got out the truck and he asked me why I had left the gas station after he told me not to. We argued but he was still very angry and I didnt know where this was going so I told him I was getting my insurance and he went and got his, instead I got the gun and shot it to the ground and I ran to my house. I did it to scare him away so he wouldnt follow me. I couldnt call the police because my cell phone was dead so I only hoped he would go away. I went to sleep and a hour later the cops came and took me to jail. The police report stated that there was a hit and run and I fled the scene. He followed me to the apartments and I beat him up and kicked him in the testicles then shot at him 4 times and missed. He lied I fought my case in the county jail for 3 month and all the court appointed did for me was drop my charge to Deadly conduct. I was put in maximum security with murderers facing life. I might have signed because I was comparing the 3 more month I had left if I were to sign for a year county to the people I was living with facing life for murder. I didnt know I was going to get these dirty looks by employers and I wasnt going to be able to get a job at a restaurant. I want to re-appeal my case and get this off my record. I dont know what to do, or what my options are.

Anonymous - December 8, 2009 1:36 PM

Me and my friend are college students. We got bored one day online and found someone online who had a pingbox we looked at their friends from an online friend database and pretended to be one of them. We sent her random mail twice, but Neither of us have ever done anything before and we both in danger? We feel like idiots and really bad for what we did.

john doe - December 21, 2009 6:15 AM

I was charged with a class a misdemeanor for family violence first offense i am in the military. If i get convicted then i lose my job in the mlitary because i cant carry a firearm anymore. I want to know how hard it is to beat something like this and if this is gonna affect my life forever

Jerry Patrick - December 23, 2009 5:44 AM

I am 45 yes old. I have twin and we have fought for as long as I can remember. This past weekend we got into an argument. He threatened md am dared me to meet him at my moms, he called me all kinds of derogatory names so I took him up on it. I drove 2 hrs, walked into my morher's house took a broom and hit my my bro sevEral times. This scared and my mom and she called 911. Although, my bro or mom is not filing charges the state is as a class A misdeammor. The atty I'm talking to now is not saying much now. All I way to know what is the possibllity of me going to jail. To add insult, my brother is disabled. I have no priors with the law . AnY comments?

private - December 28, 2009 2:52 PM

I am charged with a class A misdemenor how much will my bail be set at

private - December 28, 2009 2:52 PM

I am charged with a class A misdemenor how much will my bail be set at

ashlee - February 10, 2010 2:01 PM

i was charged with a class a misdemeanor w/ bodily injury it is my first offense to a family member (cousin) and i dont want it to go on my record. what can i do so that it will not show up..when she pressed charges after the cop had all the paperwork filled out she refused to sign any of the ones that said i assaulted her, could that help my case if the state picked it up?

chris - February 14, 2010 11:42 PM

If you were charged in Galveston County for resisting arrest and bonded out. What the chances when you get a court date set the DA would here from if requested you do not want to fight the case and ask for a settlement outside court? I'm sure this happens often so you don't pay outrageous attorney fees and then fines.

ram - March 6, 2010 4:48 PM

I recently caught a charge of “discharge firearm in certain municipalities.” I been charge with a misdemeanor before but had it dismissed, so what can I expect from this charge? please help b/c I have not been able to find a case like mine.

r - March 22, 2010 11:30 PM

I was recently arrested under a Class A Misdemeanor for bodily harm and family violence. My boyfriend and i had been drinking and we got into an argument we landed a few hits and he threw me on the ground more than a few times then put his arm around my throat so I bit his arm till he finally let go and he started bleeding. I called the cops after hei tried to walk away and he threw me to the ground again but instead i was arrested. He bailed me out and my court date is yet to come. I have no previous offenses and I would like some advice on how to approach this matter in court. How do I go about getting this expunged?

KR - April 9, 2010 11:06 AM

I got a Class A Misdemeanor deffred probation, seekings new job I am curious if this will show up on my background check also when the ask for pass offnses do I put the information down on the application? If you could provide that information that would be great!

Marcos - April 21, 2010 9:57 PM

I AM A DIAGNOSED PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIC AND BI-POLAR. I WAS ONLY BI-POLAR AT THE TIME WHEN THIS ASSAULT ON A PEACE OFFICER OCCURED. IT WAS DURING AN EPISODE I HAD AND FROM THAT EPISODE I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THE SCHIZOPHRENIA. I WAS ARRRESTED FROM THE EMERGENCY ROOM WHERE I WAS SEEKING HELP FOR MY EPISODE. THE POLICE CAME IN BECAUSE I WAS BEING BELIGERANT. IT TOOK 6 COPS AND 2 SECURITY GUARDS TO GET ME DOWN AND CUFFED. IN THE PROCESS OF THAT A FEMALE OFFIER SAID I HURT HER ARM. SO ITS A CLASS A FELONY. FOR ASSAULT ON A PEACE OFFICER. THEY PUT ME IN THE PATTY WAGON AND DROVE ME TO CITY WHERE I WAS ASSAULTED BY SEVERAL OFFICERS, STRAPPED TO A MED BOARD ON THE FLOOR. THEY PULLED DOWN MY PANTS AND PILLED UP MY SHIRT AND I WAS THERE HANDCUFFED TO A MED BOARD THAT WAS CHAINED TO TWO DOORS. IT WAS THE MAIN HALLWAY THAT THIS HAPPENED. WOMEN AND MEN THAT WERE BEING DETAINED WALKED BY AND PEOPLE MAKEING THEIR PHONE CALLS WALLKED UP AND DOWN. I ASKED THEM TO HELP ME BUT I KNEW THEY COULDNT, I WAS SPIT ON BY ONE OF THE OFFICERS AND THEN FINALLY PUT INTO A CELL. I WAS TRANSPORTED TO COUNTY AND THERE THE OFFICERS SAID I NEEDED MEDICAL ATTENTION AND LOADED ME BACK IN THE TRANSPORT BUS. AND TOOK ME TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT THE HOSPITAL I WAS ARRESTED FROM BUTTTTTT!!! THEY TOLD THE DOCTORS AND NURSES THAT THEY HAD FOUND ME WONDERING THE STREETS IN ONLY SHORTS AND WAS A POSSIBLE OVERDOSE.(THIS WHOLE TIME MY MOM WAS CALLING TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE I WAS) IT TOOK HER 3DAYS TO FIND ME IN THE HOSPITAL. THE POLICE TOLD HER THAT I WAS BOOKED INTO CITY AND WAS LOST IN TRANSPORT TO COUNTY? ANOTHER OFFICER TOLD HER THAT I OVERDOSED ON METH FROM CITY TO COUNTY... AT THE HOPITAL THEY CHECKED ME FOR EVERYTHING AND IT ALL CAME BACK NEGATIVE FOR DRUGS... WHAT DO I DO???

Marcos - April 21, 2010 9:57 PM

I AM A DIAGNOSED PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIC AND BI-POLAR. I WAS ONLY BI-POLAR AT THE TIME WHEN THIS ASSAULT ON A PEACE OFFICER OCCURED. IT WAS DURING AN EPISODE I HAD AND FROM THAT EPISODE I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THE SCHIZOPHRENIA. I WAS ARRRESTED FROM THE EMERGENCY ROOM WHERE I WAS SEEKING HELP FOR MY EPISODE. THE POLICE CAME IN BECAUSE I WAS BEING BELIGERANT. IT TOOK 6 COPS AND 2 SECURITY GUARDS TO GET ME DOWN AND CUFFED. IN THE PROCESS OF THAT A FEMALE OFFIER SAID I HURT HER ARM. SO ITS A CLASS A FELONY. FOR ASSAULT ON A PEACE OFFICER. THEY PUT ME IN THE PATTY WAGON AND DROVE ME TO CITY WHERE I WAS ASSAULTED BY SEVERAL OFFICERS, STRAPPED TO A MED BOARD ON THE FLOOR. THEY PULLED DOWN MY PANTS AND PILLED UP MY SHIRT AND I WAS THERE HANDCUFFED TO A MED BOARD THAT WAS CHAINED TO TWO DOORS. IT WAS THE MAIN HALLWAY THAT THIS HAPPENED. WOMEN AND MEN THAT WERE BEING DETAINED WALKED BY AND PEOPLE MAKEING THEIR PHONE CALLS WALLKED UP AND DOWN. I ASKED THEM TO HELP ME BUT I KNEW THEY COULDNT, I WAS SPIT ON BY ONE OF THE OFFICERS AND THEN FINALLY PUT INTO A CELL. I WAS TRANSPORTED TO COUNTY AND THERE THE OFFICERS SAID I NEEDED MEDICAL ATTENTION AND LOADED ME BACK IN THE TRANSPORT BUS. AND TOOK ME TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT THE HOSPITAL I WAS ARRESTED FROM BUTTTTTT!!! THEY TOLD THE DOCTORS AND NURSES THAT THEY HAD FOUND ME WONDERING THE STREETS IN ONLY SHORTS AND WAS A POSSIBLE OVERDOSE.(THIS WHOLE TIME MY MOM WAS CALLING TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE I WAS) IT TOOK HER 3DAYS TO FIND ME IN THE HOSPITAL. THE POLICE TOLD HER THAT I WAS BOOKED INTO CITY AND WAS LOST IN TRANSPORT TO COUNTY? ANOTHER OFFICER TOLD HER THAT I OVERDOSED ON METH FROM CITY TO COUNTY... AT THE HOPITAL THEY CHECKED ME FOR EVERYTHING AND IT ALL CAME BACK NEGATIVE FOR DRUGS... WHAT DO I DO???

MARCOS - April 21, 2010 10:05 PM

I AM A DIAGNOSED PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIC AND BI-POLAR. I WAS ONLY BI-POLAR AT THE TIME WHEN THIS ASSAULT ON A PEACE OFFICER OCCURED. IT WAS DURING AN EPISODE I HAD AND FROM THAT EPISODE I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THE SCHIZOPHRENIA. I WAS ARRRESTED FROM THE EMERGENCY ROOM WHERE I WAS SEEKING HELP FOR MY EPISODE. THE POLICE CAME IN BECAUSE I WAS BEING BELIGERANT. IT TOOK 6 COPS AND 2 SECURITY GUARDS TO GET ME DOWN AND CUFFED. IN THE PROCESS OF THAT A FEMALE OFFIER SAID I HURT HER ARM. SO ITS A CLASS A FELONY. FOR ASSAULT ON A PEACE OFFICER. THEY PUT ME IN THE PATTY WAGON AND DROVE ME TO CITY WHERE I WAS ASSAULTED BY SEVERAL OFFICERS, STRAPPED TO A MED BOARD ON THE FLOOR. THEY PULLED DOWN MY PANTS AND PILLED UP MY SHIRT AND I WAS THERE HANDCUFFED TO A MED BOARD THAT WAS CHAINED TO TWO DOORS. IT WAS THE MAIN HALLWAY THAT THIS HAPPENED. WOMEN AND MEN THAT WERE BEING DETAINED WALKED BY AND PEOPLE MAKEING THEIR PHONE CALLS WALLKED UP AND DOWN. I ASKED THEM TO HELP ME BUT I KNEW THEY COULDNT, I WAS SPIT ON BY ONE OF THE OFFICERS AND THEN FINALLY PUT INTO A CELL. I WAS TRANSPORTED TO COUNTY AND THERE THE OFFICERS SAID I NEEDED MEDICAL ATTENTION AND LOADED ME BACK IN THE TRANSPORT BUS. AND TOOK ME TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT THE HOSPITAL I WAS ARRESTED FROM BUTTTTTT!!! THEY TOLD THE DOCTORS AND NURSES THAT THEY HAD FOUND ME WONDERING THE STREETS IN ONLY SHORTS AND WAS A POSSIBLE OVERDOSE.(THIS WHOLE TIME MY MOM WAS CALLING TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE I WAS) IT TOOK HER 3DAYS TO FIND ME IN THE HOSPITAL. THE POLICE TOLD HER THAT I WAS BOOKED INTO CITY AND WAS LOST IN TRANSPORT TO COUNTY? ANOTHER OFFICER TOLD HER THAT I OVERDOSED ON METH FROM CITY TO COUNTY... AT THE HOPITAL THEY CHECKED ME FOR EVERYTHING AND IT ALL CAME BACK NEGATIVE FOR DRUGS... WHAT DO I DO???

MARCOS - April 21, 2010 10:06 PM

I AM A DIAGNOSED PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIC AND BI-POLAR. I WAS ONLY BI-POLAR AT THE TIME WHEN THIS ASSAULT ON A PEACE OFFICER OCCURED. IT WAS DURING AN EPISODE I HAD AND FROM THAT EPISODE I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THE SCHIZOPHRENIA. I WAS ARRRESTED FROM THE EMERGENCY ROOM WHERE I WAS SEEKING HELP FOR MY EPISODE. THE POLICE CAME IN BECAUSE I WAS BEING BELIGERANT. IT TOOK 6 COPS AND 2 SECURITY GUARDS TO GET ME DOWN AND CUFFED. IN THE PROCESS OF THAT A FEMALE OFFIER SAID I HURT HER ARM. SO ITS A CLASS A FELONY. FOR ASSAULT ON A PEACE OFFICER. THEY PUT ME IN THE PATTY WAGON AND DROVE ME TO CITY WHERE I WAS ASSAULTED BY SEVERAL OFFICERS, STRAPPED TO A MED BOARD ON THE FLOOR. THEY PULLED DOWN MY PANTS AND PILLED UP MY SHIRT AND I WAS THERE HANDCUFFED TO A MED BOARD THAT WAS CHAINED TO TWO DOORS. IT WAS THE MAIN HALLWAY THAT THIS HAPPENED. WOMEN AND MEN THAT WERE BEING DETAINED WALKED BY AND PEOPLE MAKEING THEIR PHONE CALLS WALLKED UP AND DOWN. I ASKED THEM TO HELP ME BUT I KNEW THEY COULDNT, I WAS SPIT ON BY ONE OF THE OFFICERS AND THEN FINALLY PUT INTO A CELL. I WAS TRANSPORTED TO COUNTY AND THERE THE OFFICERS SAID I NEEDED MEDICAL ATTENTION AND LOADED ME BACK IN THE TRANSPORT BUS. AND TOOK ME TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT THE HOSPITAL I WAS ARRESTED FROM BUTTTTTT!!! THEY TOLD THE DOCTORS AND NURSES THAT THEY HAD FOUND ME WONDERING THE STREETS IN ONLY SHORTS AND WAS A POSSIBLE OVERDOSE.(THIS WHOLE TIME MY MOM WAS CALLING TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE I WAS) IT TOOK HER 3DAYS TO FIND ME IN THE HOSPITAL. THE POLICE TOLD HER THAT I WAS BOOKED INTO CITY AND WAS LOST IN TRANSPORT TO COUNTY? ANOTHER OFFICER TOLD HER THAT I OVERDOSED ON METH FROM CITY TO COUNTY... AT THE HOPITAL THEY CHECKED ME FOR EVERYTHING AND IT ALL CAME BACK NEGATIVE FOR DRUGS... WHAT DO I DO???

MARCOS - April 21, 2010 10:27 PM

WOW I DIDNT MEAN TO POST ALL OF THEM

Heather - April 26, 2010 9:52 PM

My husband just served one year in state jail for forgery. He was released from there April 23rd and sent back to county to await a trial for fsmily violence, what is the likely hood that he could get time served because of the fact he just served the year. Also he told me tonight that he had to pending charges for the family violence. They can not do that can they since it was only one charge? I even tried to drop it because it was against me but they told me that they couldn't would that help any in court and what do I need to do to ensure he does not go back if I can do anything.

Blank - May 3, 2010 11:38 PM

I had party at my house that was busted, I got a class a and c misdemeanor. Minor in consumption and fov. Of alcohol to minors, but I didn't buy any of the drinks, what might my punishment be, I have 2 previous speeding tickets...

Racheal Ray - May 23, 2010 6:51 PM

My boyfriend was charged with a Class A Misdemenor Assualt and Bodily Injury. But I signed a Affadvit to drop the charges but they said that it is not up to me but the judge. What does that mean?

sheila - June 10, 2010 7:22 AM

my husband and my 20 yr old daughter got into an argument and my husband had had enough of her mouth and he went after her. I called 911 cause I was unsure of how far things would go and my husband never in trouble for anything, went to jail for the night. now he wants to know if he should get a lawyer? and also wants to know what the max sentance is?

hi - June 10, 2010 11:27 AM

ive been accused of a class a misdemeanor...
its under criminal mischief...
i "stole electricity" i didnt even know that was possible...
but i dont have a way to prove that i didnt do what they said...
trust me i spent a lot of time with this...
anyways...
so i think i have a warrent...
instead of taking time and money to try and get rid of the warrant i think the best and quickest way would be to turn myself in and be out in a few days...
i hear as "time served"???
i have a great job opportunity as a government contractor but it cant have any outstanding warrants...
ill get hired as long as i dont have any felonys...
but my window is closing in about a month...

so my questions...

1. can my misdemeanor become a felony?
2. do u have an idea of how long my "time served" will be?
3. does it get worse the longer i wait?
4. if i no longer live in that city can they still arrest me? (i live a city over now... same county)

p.s. never in trouble before... few traffic tickets is all...

please email me back...

thank you for your time...

Trayce - June 30, 2010 12:51 PM

My ex boyfriend put his hands around my neck and held me down on the bed so I scratched him. I left the house and stayed in a hotel room that night and come to find out--he called the cops and convieniently left off the part of him attacking me first. Well, a month later same thing. The next day after staying in a hotel AGAIN my sister called the cops on him because she could hear him yelling at me on the other end of the phone and they arrested me because he lied. So, now I have two Class A Misc. to deal with. I have a clean record and he has signed a non-prosecute. Also, per my attorney I signed up and am taking the WEI 18 week course. What can I expect? He doesn't want me to be found guilty or have anything on my record (of course, after he sobered up and I moved out).

LD - July 3, 2010 8:02 PM

Hi,

my boyfriend (now an ex-) filed a protective order against me in texas based on threats that i made to harm him (& his wife- he is married). Also, i threatened to burn down his house and office. We've been together for 8years and he wanted to leave me, so i threatened. My court hearing is next week; what is the likely outcome? However, i've been told through a mutual person that he might revoke the protective order. My ex knows that i am getting counseling and am back on my meds and thats why, he is considering revoking the protective order. In that case, do you think the state/ county attorney will still pursue the protective order? Also, is it likely that the state might charge me with a class A or B misdemeanor? My ex didnt make any reports to the police or anything, but he did record my threatenig conversations with him and gave them to the county attorney, but not the local police or sheriff department. Please help; i am really scared. i dont want to go to jail.

LD - July 3, 2010 8:04 PM

Hi,

my boyfriend (now an ex-) filed a protective order against me in texas based on threats that i made to harm him (& his wife- he is married). Also, i threatened to burn down his house and office. We've been together for 8years and he wanted to leave me, so i threatened. My court hearing is next week; what is the likely outcome? However, i've been told through a mutual person that he might revoke the protective order. My ex knows that i am getting counseling and am back on my meds and thats why, he is considering revoking the protective order. In that case, do you think the state/ county attorney will still pursue the protective order? Also, is it likely that the state might charge me with a class A or B misdemeanor? My ex didnt make any reports to the police or anything, but he did record my threatenig conversations with him and gave them to the county attorney, but not the local police or sheriff department. Please help; i am really scared. i dont want to go to jail.

LD - July 3, 2010 8:24 PM

also, for the above comment, this is the first time, i have ever been in this kind of situation. I have never been arrested or had anything on my record. what is the likelihood that if my ex revokes the protective order, the county attorney will 1. pursue the protective order? and 2. file misdemeanor charges against me? please help by giving me a quick response. thank you.

H&P - July 4, 2010 3:27 PM

Hi. My husband's ex & children's mother was married in the state of texas around 6 yrs ago. We don't think she ever got divorced and she recently remarried in tennessee. Would she get charged for bigamy in the state of texas or tennessee or both? Also, what is most likely that she will get charged with and how long could her jail sentence be?

David Tepera - July 16, 2010 4:57 PM

I was in a custody battle in which the jury gave the kids to my exwife this past May.
I had receive custody of the children 3 years ago because she failed a drug test. But, she got them back in a jury trial.
Two days ago we went back to court for closure (child support and visitation). We didn't complete it due to lack of income tax evidence.
My lawyer requested another drug test. So, we both went yesterday to take them. (st different times).
My ex had her sister go take the test for her and they got caught.
My ex ended up taking the test and we won't have the results until next week.
The owner of the drug testing facility is pissed and claimed she committed a Class A misdemeanor.
What kind of trouble is ex and sister in?
Neither one has a criminal record

AM - July 20, 2010 1:29 PM

I was laid off from my job due to a pending class A charge.Although it was a major misunderstanding,my lawyer is working on getting taking care of but we have to wait for the actual court date.The charge is Escape. I was released from the hospital which i wasnt aware i needed to go to the jail.I paid all my tickets with in a 3-4 week term (over 3k)and confirmed that everything was taking care of.Then was randomly pulled over and they arrested me for escape. What do i do for work?

Patra - July 27, 2010 8:16 PM

I was arrested 2002 in Florida for a 3rd degree Felony of "Carrying a Concealed Firearm". The charge was reduced to a 1st degree Misdemeanor of "Carrying a Concealed Weapon" & Adjudication was Withheld (Not Conviction) as the gun was registered/licensed to me. Since 2002, I’ve purchased & registered 2 other guns & worked for the State of Florida (for 3 yrs) before I moved to Texas 2009. I've been denied 4 jobs in Texas to date based on a background check. I’ve provided certified records from the Florida Court & Sheriff's Dept. proving the Final Disposition was/is a Misdemeanor & I wasn't Convicted yet I’m told, "UNDER TEXAS LAW, I'm Considered a CONVICTED FELON FOR CARRYING A CONCEALED FIREARM/WEAPON". Despite this now 8 yr old charge, I'd like to know how Texas’ Penal Code/Law changes another state’s Law & Statute after the FINAL Judgment?

M.B. - August 2, 2010 6:39 PM

If I had a class A misdemeanor arrest for theft in 1998, and was not convicted, received deferred adjudicated probation (completed). Why is this still following me? Is there anything I can do to fix it? Thanks

jason - August 12, 2010 1:45 PM

i was caught tampering with my electric meter .what will happen to me .i only did it for one month

K - September 11, 2010 4:24 PM

I was assaulted from behind, in the dark, on my own property (home) & ended up with a Class A Misdemeanor, since I couldn't afford a decent attorney. My assailant had nothing happen to her--- I was not allowed to file charges. This is hindering me from being employed. Do I get on welfare & stay there for the remainder of my life--- or is there something I can do to have this "disappear". I had NEVER committed any type of crime in my entire life. Have seen those purposely committing felonies get off with differed adjudication, etc.!(I have always had higher paying, responsible jobs & it is difficult to be practically destitute now)!

Megan - September 28, 2010 3:12 PM

I was charged with assult causes bodily injury. There was a fight about to happen and i just wanted to make sure my boyfriend didnt get into any trouble so i went over and just held him.. and the bar owner (which i didnt know at the time) came up like if he was going at my boyfriend so i was like trying to get him away but he just kept at it trying to pull me away when we were just standing there not doing anything and it was just back and forth for a while... so i felt like pushing him away from me wasnt working so i just tried swinging at him..well i guess i did end up hitting him because his nose was bleeding and he decided to press charges on me... I am a pre nursing student and cannot have a criminal backround of any kind... Do you think this is a strong case and that i will get convicted..?

anonymous - October 3, 2010 8:07 PM

me and my boyfriend got into a huge argument. I was at his place of living. i said something hurtful too him and he blacked my eye. the police were called and he is being charged with family violence. this is his first offense. what would say is going to be his punishment.

Jay. - October 3, 2010 8:08 PM

me and my boyfriend got into a huge argument. I was at his place of living. i said something hurtful too him and he blacked my eye. the police were called and he is being charged with family violence. this is his first offense. what would say is going to be his punishment.

Mitch - October 6, 2010 10:44 AM

I have been charges with unlawful restraint class A misd. My girl friend and I got into a argument and she had been drinking and I would not let her leave my bed room I stood in front of the door for about 15 min. She filed charges. The cops called me and asked if I hit or pushed her. I told them that we argued and I would not let her leave for about 15 min. What are my chances of getting off on this charge. I don't have the money to hire a lawyer.

Connie - October 19, 2010 5:45 PM

My daughter who is 17 and I got caught shoplifting on Sat. Neither of us have ever been in trouble with the law. It is a class A misdemeanor. We show up for court Fri morn. What can I/we expect? I am very nervous. It was a stupid thing to do. Thank you for any advice or help.

Mindy - October 22, 2010 10:59 AM

On July 1, 2010 my 18-year-old son was driving my car while his 16-year-old friend was burglarizing vehicles. They were arrested and my son drove with the cops and pointed out each burglary and what was taken from each vehicle. My son was charged with 8 counts of burglary to a vehicle, Class A misdemeanors. His first hearing is set Nov. 4th. This is my son's first time to get into any kind of trouble. He turned 18 on June 1, 2010. Any advice you can give on how we should proceed and/or the process the first hearing will consist of would be so helpful. Thank you.

Benny Leavelle - November 1, 2010 7:56 AM

I am a Pastor and have a man, 79 years old, in my church. While driving on a freeway another motorist was driving wrecklessly, and harrassing him. The 79 year old man had his cell phone in his hand and waved at the amn to go on and quit harrassing him. The other motorist finally exited and called the police. He told them that the 79 year old was pointing a gun at him. The police stopped and arrested the 79 year old and charged him with deadly conduct. The 79 year ild did have a pistol in his truck but it was buried so far down in the console that it would have been impossible for him to reach it while driving. He told the police where it was but they could not find or retrieve it until tore his console up. they had to look for three times before they could find it. The bad part of this is that the police did not include this in their report. His attorney will not advise him on the best action to take. He just tells him the choices. The 79 year old does not want to plead guilty to something he didn't do and has considered a no contest plea which is basically the same. I'm trying to help him but don't know what the best advice would be. He doesn't really have the money to pay the attorney fees and fines and court costs. This incident happened in February and is schuled to be heard in December.

Benny Leavelle - November 1, 2010 7:57 AM

I am a Pastor and have a man, 79 years old, in my church. While driving on a freeway another motorist was driving wrecklessly, and harrassing him. The 79 year old man had his cell phone in his hand and waved at the amn to go on and quit harrassing him. The other motorist finally exited and called the police. He told them that the 79 year old was pointing a gun at him. The police stopped and arrested the 79 year old and charged him with deadly conduct. The 79 year ild did have a pistol in his truck but it was buried so far down in the console that it would have been impossible for him to reach it while driving. He told the police where it was but they could not find or retrieve it until tore his console up. they had to look for three times before they could find it. The bad part of this is that the police did not include this in their report. His attorney will not advise him on the best action to take. He just tells him the choices. The 79 year old does not want to plead guilty to something he didn't do and has considered a no contest plea which is basically the same. I'm trying to help him but don't know what the best advice would be. He doesn't really have the money to pay the attorney fees and fines and court costs. This incident happened in February and is schuled to be heard in December.

nicole - November 4, 2010 4:56 PM

My boyfriend got arrested yesterday due to a warrant for an mip, missed court date, and forfeited bail on a attempted burglary of a vehicle charge. He's waiting on a court date to be assigned and then he'll receive his punishment. Does anyone know how long it will take for a court date and what his punishment might be? :(

Edna Martinez - November 9, 2010 11:47 AM

My brother has a class A misdemeanor (burglary of a vehicle) on his record. This is his first and only offense and it happened in Dec of 2005. When he decided to go to the Navy he had to meet with some higher up that reviewed his criminal record and asked him to explain the circumstances that lead to this misdemeanor; after hearing my brother's explanation he was accepted into the navy as he was told that the offense was classified incorrectly. Now that my brother is out of the Navy and enrolled in college he is having difficulty finding employment due to this misdemeanor appearing on his background check. Does he have a chance of having it expunged or having the offense changed to something else? What's the point of getting an education and serving your country if you won't be able to find employment and all because of an angry ex girlfriend pressing charges?

Beau Russell - December 13, 2010 10:43 AM

So i hit a seventeen year old and i am 18 i have warrant its a CLASS A misdemeanor. What will most likely be the outcome. and what should i do?

Beau Russell - December 13, 2010 10:43 AM

So i hit a seventeen year old and i am 18 i have warrant its a CLASS A misdemeanor. What will most likely be the outcome. and what should i do?

Samantha - December 27, 2010 2:28 PM

I got arrested for assult to a family member with bodily injury. I hit my boyfriend. He didn't take pictures and didn't want to press charges. He ha a swollen black eye. I spent about 13 hours in jail. Will I have to do any jail time? What could my punishment be?

Elisha - January 5, 2011 6:04 PM

I had two pills in one of my old pill bottles. The pills were for my dog for pain and something else the two pills were given to me to lance a hematoma on my dogs ear. They are saying this is a Class A misdemeanor. Is this true?

anonymous - February 15, 2011 11:34 PM

my wife and i are separated because she was cheating on me but were working on our marriage. i drove by our house one night and saw her boyfriends car in the driveway. she had told me they had broken up. i rammed his car into the garage door. my driveway, my house, my garage door, my wife. i agreed to pay for the damage to the garage door but could i face any legal action and, if so, what?

Chuck - March 14, 2011 2:22 PM

I have a pending complaint of Online Harassment with the local PD in Wichita Falls Texas.
I used various names to make anonymous complaints to the city about code violations. One of those names was a next door neighbors name. I used his address,name, etc. I did it to make numerous complaints thinkng the city would react to a mass of complaints as opposed to just one individual. I meant no harm or ill will to anyone involved. Am I guilty of this? I just did this to get things taken care of, not to cause harm to my neighobr.

annonymous - March 24, 2011 8:04 AM

I was charged with Class A domestic violence. The ... victim ... has one pending Class A domestic charge in which I was the victim in 4 previous before that. This is my first and I feel it's unjustified. I didn't deserve to be arrested nor charged. What are the steps to take to get this dismissed. Also can I use the very serious charges against her when I was the victim to help my case? Please email any information you know. Also, at the very least can I get this reduced to a Class C? This happened in Texas.

wondering - April 20, 2011 5:46 PM

My wife was arrest for a class a theft. She has been charged before and paid her dues. I am thinking about not paying bail and not hiring a lawyer this time , only because there is too much history and the verdict is gulity. Can you suggest any options or things I should consider by not hiring a lawyer?

worried mom - April 21, 2011 2:23 PM

My son was arrested last night and charged with 2 Class A, 1 for theft between 500-1500, the 2nd possesion of a dangerous substance. Both misdemeanors. What happens next? He is in Texas, I am in California.

Connie - April 28, 2011 5:15 PM

My son and his g/f had an altercation today. He bit her and then they got into it; which escalated into him pushing her and had her in a choke hold. After a few seconds he let her up and walked away. Her mother had heard the scuffle and called the police. My son was gone by the time the police arrived. They took the g/f statement, said they would be putting a protective order for 30 or 60 days and he would be charged w/ a Class A Mis. even thought she didnt choose to press charges. Can you give some advice as to what MAY happen next for my son? Can you suggest any options that he may have?
Thanks.

Melissa - May 17, 2011 2:33 PM

My husband was charged with arrested and charged with a Class A misdemeanor for pushing me. This is is first offensive and first time ever being violent is there anything I can say or do to make sure he doesn't have to do anymore jail time? The same day he was arrested they shut down his place of employment so now he is struggling to live and I'm afraid of how much all his court and probation fees will be. Plus we have a three year old boy and they are very close and I'm afraid how our son will react if his dad is gone for so long.

Worried - June 2, 2011 10:28 AM

My son has his 1st misdemeanor class A. If we paid the company the amount they say he stole from the store, would it make a difference in his court appereance? what can we expect in court? do we need a lawywer? will this be on his permanent record? Please someone let me know, I am worried sick. Thank you.

Worrries - June 2, 2011 10:34 AM

My son is 19 and we live in Texas. This is his first and hopefully his last Misdemeanor class A. What can we expect on his court day? We recieved a letter from the company's lawyer asking for us to made the amount of $1700.00 for the value of the amount stolen. Should we pay this amount before going to court? Please if someone can give me some advice I am worried sick and don't know what to do.

Just helping out. - July 13, 2011 1:36 PM

In 2003 I was charged with Possession of Marijuana. (Class A Misdemeanor less than 2 ounces) My very first and only offence. I'm here to let most of you know that not matter what you do (unless the case is dropped) it will always be on there.(Background) Mine was a drug charge. Some of the other people on here are talking about any thing from theft to assault. In the end it doesn't matter what the charge was. All that matters is the A in Class A. I have paid over $7000 to three different attorneys just to get the same answer. I had a court appointed attorney in the beginning that told me to plead guilty and take the deferred adjudication. Said it will be just like it never happened. Well, I did that and paid a $2000 fine with a lot of community service. That didn't do anything. It still shows up on my background checks. It has cost me countless jobs. Some jobs say there is a 7 year time frame from when the offence occurred to hire you. In some company's that is true. But, here in Austin it's not. I just got turned down twice this week because of my background. Still and it's been almost 9 years since the offence. I wish you all the best in y'all future cases but don't be to hopeful. It's on there for life.
Also, I can own shotguns and rifles. But, I can't own handguns. I know assault charges are far more different than a drug charge but a friend of mine got into a bar fight about 2 years ago and he can not ever own any firearm of any kind. Besides a BB gun maybe. Good luck people.

EFREN - September 4, 2011 12:15 PM

i got arrested because a guy hit me with his motor cycle but he was the one that pass the red light..then there charging me with a 2 dwi and i have court in a few day i dont know what is going to be my sentence should i hired a lawyer

Desmond - September 19, 2011 11:17 AM

I was charged with "SILENT OR ABUSIVE CALLS TO 9-1-1 SERVICE" and "FALSE ALARM OR REPORT" both misdemeanors in the state of Texas. I have no priors I'm a real good person and I'm in college. I have not been to court yet for these charges but I was just wondering what my punishment would be as a first time offender. Can you please inform me?

Desmond - September 19, 2011 11:18 AM

I was charged with "SILENT OR ABUSIVE CALLS TO 9-1-1 SERVICE" and "FALSE ALARM OR REPORT" both misdemeanors in the state of Texas. I have no priors I'm a real good person and I'm in college. I have not been to court yet for these charges but I was just wondering what my punishment would be as a first time offender. Can you please inform me?

Travis - September 29, 2011 8:44 AM

I was convicted of assult with bodily injury(class A misdemeanor) on Jan.9, 2009 in Texas. Will this keep me from getting my CHL?

tooda - November 25, 2011 10:57 PM

Myoyfriend got arrested for assault aog bodily injury on his daughters mother. Class a misdemeanor? First offense? What kind of time is helooking at?

tooda - November 25, 2011 10:58 PM

My boyfriend got arrested for assault with bodily injury on his daughters mother. Class a misdemeanor? First offense? What kind of time is he looking at?

concerned mom - December 7, 2011 7:48 PM

My son was stopped for a defective tag light. The officer noticed a belt buckle hanging on his blinker and was told that was illegal. He was arrested in Wise Co.(TEXAS) and charged with a Class A misdemeanor for having a belt buckle, shaped like brass knuckles hanging on his blinker. He was told this was NOT illegal by the "knifeman" selling them as a street side vendor. He is a trusting young man that has never been in trouble with the law. He has never even been in a fist fight to justify a need for this belt buckle other than for decorations. This is our first time dealing with anything to do with the law. Court date is set for Jan 3, 2012. Do we need to retain a lawyer? We live 300 miles from the county where court is being held. If we need to retain a lawyer...is it best to get one from Wise county or have one from the county we live in?... Would you recommend just going with a wise county court appointed lawyer?....

In doing my research.. According to the TEXAS PENAL CODE Sec 46.02. UNLAWFUL CARRYING WEAPONS, if I am reading it correctly, if it is in his truck and not on his person...its not illegal... PLEASE HELP ME!!!

Mario Guel - January 8, 2012 11:04 AM

I was arrested downtown for a PI and I didn't fully cooperate with the officers because I didn't feel it was fair to pick me out of the 100's of people down 6th street. I am 21 and I was playing it safe, my friends and I took a taxi there and were going to take one on the way back home but I got seperated from them and my phone died around the same time the police found me, they stopped because the way I was walking and I was alone so I really couldnt get out of this since I was on my own. I have no criminal background,clean record and I am a student at UT. I hardly ever go out. The paper says I have been charged with PI but it states that I resisted. Do you know what I could expect and what I could do or say to better my chances from getting a ridiculous fine or jail time? court date is on the 24th of this month.

Annonymous - January 24, 2012 3:55 PM

My fiance has a class A midemeanor for assault/family violence. His ex lied and said he hit her. Is there anything he can do to avoid jail time. He is such a good person and has never been in trouble since that incident as an adult. He has a job and we are doing very well and him having to do jail time will really mess things up.

annonymous - January 31, 2012 3:17 PM

I was at a party this weekend, and I got caught hooking up in a truck bed. I was drunk at the time so I don't remember the details, but I wasn't given any type of ticket or email from the cops. Is this just going away, or is there some way to check if I am being charged?

mrs cris - February 2, 2012 8:15 AM

So my husband was arrested for family violencehe was trying to choke me so I called the cops. This is his first time getting in trouble. Will he get jail time? Or probation? Also I had an injury on my eyebrow that wasn't caused by him but the cops took pics of it! If I clear that up will they say I lied? :/

mikailah anne - March 24, 2012 11:32 PM

my boyfriend went to jail for theft o/$500 u/$1500. how long will he posabley be in jail?

Kenneth M. Knoechel - April 6, 2012 5:46 PM

On 02/05/2007, in Harris County, I was convicted of assault. This crime did not happen and wanting to find out how I can get a reversal of conviction, or how long it will be till I get a class A misdemeanor purged from my record. Nine months prior to the arrest, I was in a traumatic car accident that left me mentally and physically disabled. My wife, at the time, was taking advantage of my disability (SSDI), and was also inflicting me with emotional and physical abuse. I endured this abuse out of my dependency on her. The night of my arrest, after becoming erratically frustrated with me, she went into the bathroom and proceeded to scratch her body to make it appear as if I had assaulted her. She then came into the living room and called 911. The police questioned us separately and I truthfully denied my guilt, but they took me to jail regardless. The police officers saw my physical condition and said that, physically, I was not capable of doing the things she had accused me of; however, it was Texas policy to take the male away from a domestic dispute. They said I would be out by morning.

I told my public defender and the officers at the jail that I was innocent, and because of my physical condition, there was no way I could have inflicted the abuses my ex-wife had accused me of. I was desperate to leave the facility and the public defender took advantage of this. He said to plead guilty, that this would be a minor misdemeanor offence, and that I would be released shortly. My ex-wife was not brought in for questioning, nor was there a fingernail DNA examination conducted on me to substantiate her claims. In my desperate state, I gullibly pleaded guilty to a crime I did not commit.

I have since regained much of my mobility, and upon a reevaluation of my physical condition in June 2011, I was removed from SSDI assistance (Fall 2011). Naturally, I went looking for employment and this is when I discovered (after receiving a copy of my background check) that this “minor" misdemeanor offense, “ASSAULT CAUSES BODILY INJURY FAMILY MEMBER," is the reason I have been disqualified from positions to which I have applied. The jobs where I could potentially gain employment are jobs that I cannot physically perform due to the minor limitations in my mobility that I still retain.

I am currently working on my Bachelors degree, with over seventy-five units completed, and hold a 3.9 GPA. I was recently remarried and I would like to have this error removed from my past and move on with my life.

Any advice would help. Sorry for the long winded post.

Thank you

Concerned Sib - April 23, 2012 2:59 PM

A week ago my brother had laser eye surgery. After a followup appointment he headed to his office, a university campus. He was experiencing some discomfort and needed to use a bathroom. His office was closer than his home. While in the men's room he took off his holster to use the toilet and then washed his hands and examined the eye giving him some problems. In doing all of that he forgot he had taken his gun holster off and walked out without retrieving it and putting it back on. By the time he remembered and went back the campus police had been notified a gun had been found in the men's room and confiscated it. The police were called and he was taken to the station and questioned--not arrested. He is facing charges although he is not sure what they are--in the mean time the school has fired him. He has no criminal record and is the most responsible person you would ever want to meet, but he made a mistake and has admitted to it. Does not blame the school for their decision. He is now worried about what he is facing with the legal system. Will this be on his record? Will it prevent him from working in the education field again? Or getting a job anywhere? What can he be charged with and what could be the penalty? We are in the process of looking for the right attorney to handle his case. Any help would be appreciated.

Alexander Reyna - May 14, 2012 10:38 AM

Okay look i need advice, this weekend i got charged with a Class A theft charge,and a class C misdameanor possesion of under an ounce, and since i was the one driving i was charged with and i was wondering if you can give me any advice, Asap please. Because im really stressing out about this whole situation.

AMER - May 16, 2012 3:07 PM

My daughter who will turn 18 on June 27 2012, was caught shoplifting at a famous department store for an item priced $19.99
That is her 1st and only offense.
The store security made her sign an admission to shoplifting and issued her with a form 'Referral for Prosecution'. What are her options and what will be charged with? Will this be a permanent offense on her record. Thanks!

Jamie - May 29, 2012 9:40 PM

My son got in trouble today for caring an illegal knife at school He had a double edged knife. The police said that they would do paperwork and to expect charges to be brought and warrant to be issued, at which time they will call me to bring him in. He is 17 years old, and has never been in trouble with the law. They told me it would be a Class A Misdemeanor. My question is what is the maximum sentence he might get on this. I can't really afford an attorney so we are going to have to go with the PD. Any advise would be helpful. Thanks

Over the Hill - June 17, 2012 3:38 PM

Seeking legal advice re 2004 arrest on 2 counts. Both misd., 1rst is failure to i.d. and 2nd is public lewd. First time offense ever. There was a dismissal with small amount of community served. This definitely has affected job applications. What is involved to seek expungement? I also would like to have a range of estimate of cost involved as well since there is no income right now and any cost is a problem. Thanks for the legal advice.

Melody - August 1, 2012 10:12 AM

Can I help my son who maybe charged with a class A for hitting me?

Can I state that he is no longer violent and no harm to me?

Will this help? I don't want him to miss any college.

John - August 1, 2012 5:15 PM

one of my friend has charge of alcohol sale to Minor which is a class A misdemeanor. They have videos so he is likely to be proven guilty. He can pay fine as well but he is really concerned about record. How long that would be in his record? Is there any way he can remove that (like public service etc.) ? How adversely this will affect when he is seeking jobs ? He is also not a US citizen, how critically will it affect while obtaining citizenship ?

Kathi - September 7, 2012 2:02 PM

If a minor (16) is charged with a class a misdemeanor in Texas & a first offense, what can I expect as his most likely punishment?

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Ivan - September 23, 2012 8:45 PM

I was caught for public imtoxication because I was under the influence of marijuana. Apparently I got a class A misdemeanor. Im still in high scholl and before this have never had encounters with the police? Im afraid on what the court may do! Do you know possible punishments?

tina - September 26, 2012 3:34 PM

I got charged with a class a misdemeanor (assault) its my first time getting in trouble the other personthat was with me that actually started everything just got her case dropped I don't understand what's the difference between hers and mine I have court next week hopefully everything goes ok but what could be my options?

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Alex Martinez - February 4, 2013 11:36 PM

My girlfriend and I were walking out of a club and she triped and fell I tried to get her before she fell and the police officers arrested me she told them that she tripped and the state pick up the charges

Alex Martinez - February 4, 2013 11:36 PM

My girlfriend and I were walking out of a club and she triped and fell I tried to get her before she fell and the police officers arrested me she told them that she tripped and the state pick up the charges

Alex Martinez - February 4, 2013 11:36 PM

My girlfriend and I were walking out of a club and she triped and fell I tried to get her before she fell and the police officers arrested me she told them that she tripped and the state pick up the charges

Feleks T. - February 19, 2013 8:51 PM

i was wondering if you could answer my question, my girlfriend got arrested today for assault a class type of deal i wasnt involved it was someone else, now im in a different state she is in texas and i was wondering what would be the bail on that assault class a and how long is she going to stay in jail?? if you could send me a email asap i would appreciate it thanks.

Feleks T. - February 19, 2013 8:51 PM

i was wondering if you could answer my question, my girlfriend got arrested today for assault a class type of deal i wasnt involved it was someone else, now im in a different state she is in texas and i was wondering what would be the bail on that assault class a and how long is she going to stay in jail?? if you could send me a email asap i would appreciate it thanks.

sandra - February 28, 2013 9:20 PM

My boyfriend was charged with 2 counts of domestic violence with bodily harm of a family member if I sign a statement saying I don't want to go forward with the case will the state of texas drop it

anonymous - March 2, 2013 10:11 PM

I had a firearm accidentally discharge while handling today. The round went thru the neighbors apt but thankfully nobody was home. I didn't report it immediately because I knew no one was home but ran to double check and there was no answer and a note on the door for delivery person to leave with the front desk and their car was gone. After I inspected the hole I wasn't sure the round went through the floor even so was going to wait and talk to the neighbor. The person reported when they got home before I could meet up with them and the police showed up and said it would have been fine but since I didn't report it they would file it as discharge in city limits and left. I know how these things turn bad. Obviously this wasn't intentional and I was positive nobody was hurt but the cops kept trying make it sound like I didn't even bother to check.

Anonymous - March 6, 2013 11:43 AM

Unfortunately last year, my boyfriend and I got into a serious argument and it escalated into me telling the police a dramatic story so that he would be scared. I was not able to drop the charges and now he has 2 class a misdemeanors and 2 lower level misdemeanors too. I just want this to be over what shall I do.

Jon Gasdick - March 18, 2013 6:51 PM

What is the statute of limitations on said offense?

Blacknbrown - April 5, 2013 11:12 AM

Got into arguments with my wife, ended in physical disturbance, she was uncontrollable I called 911, police came, they took photos of her bruise and scratches on my face and hand. Then while police questioning her, she mentioned that I hit her in face. Police arrested me, took me to city jail, released next day on bond.
She had not filed any complaint or pressed charges. I got court hearing next month, no prior offense for me, what kind of punishment we are looking at?

Keyondra - August 5, 2013 9:42 PM

Today at work I was called into the office because they caught me on take making store credit for $780 and I admitted to it. The cop came. She didn't arrest me but told me the investigator would call me in a couple weeks and that I'd be charged with a class a misdemeanor. I've never been in trouble in my whole life. I'm moving from this place next week and I'm not sure what's going to happen to me. The police said the investigator will get all the information give it to the district attorney and its her decision on what's to happen but I'm honestly terrified. I go to school 4 hours from where I'm going to be charges with this. Someone help.

Jose - August 7, 2013 6:36 PM

I'm out on bond for family violence and unlawful restraint. my lawyer said that he can drop the charges because my girlfriend had no marks of violence because she lied and I was the one that had bites and scratches. can win the case? also, can I buy a gun since the judge did no put any restricting order against me?

Jose - August 7, 2013 6:40 PM

Also, I was convicted of a class C when I was 17 for Disorderly Conduct in 2009 and I did community service to pay the ticket. Can the charge be expunged?

Alexandria - February 10, 2014 3:40 PM

My boyfriend went to jail in September for family violence and was released and has been on probation since then. Hes been attending all his classes and paying his fees every month on time. Today when he went to report they took him to jail. I dont undeerstand why if hes been doing everything he needs for probation. He has a bond set but I was wondering if they will let him out anytime soon since he hasnt messed up on his probation and has been following everything that his probation officer has asked him to do.

JD - April 23, 2014 4:24 PM

My daughter 16 was caught having sex with her boyfriend 19. what are the chance she gets charged and what type of punishment is she looking at. She has a clean record.

Susan - May 18, 2014 11:28 PM

I need to know please, my bf is in san antonio jail , he missed court for a dui last year, was seeking help through va for ptsd, we got into a arguement, and I was stressed and threatened to end myself due to our argueing, stupid im aware on my part, well, he called the police to let them know I was going to hurt myself ,of course I told police I wasnt, but they arrested him on the bond or bail thing he was out in, and not one time did he hit me in any way, but the state I guess pressed domestic violence charge on him,,if anything he was trying to help me,,whats going in here?? Please??

Juana Nunez - June 30, 2014 8:14 PM

I had an incident my husband broke up with me and he left home so I tried to talk to him but he never answer so he was he was with his sister and I went to her house she was mad at me I ask him can I talk to you he said no so his sister said you don't have nothing to do here so we start to argue she tried to slap me but I moved and I pulled her hair and my husband came he pulled my hair real bad he put me on the floor and pulled me across the floor so she call her friend a constable police guy he came and he just ask what happen and I answer just familiar problem he put me the handcuffs and called a friend from his work on hpd so I told him its good to have friends like you he said shut up because I'm making you a favor I will send you to magnolia jail and you will pay a bond and you will get out easy or do you want I take you to fort bend jail and I take you out and you said bye to your kids and they will report you. so my husband pretend they send me back to Mexico by using the power of his friend the police so like they get everything, material and the kids so smart ..........now still here fight my case I know is to hard to believe me especially when there's a police man in the middle.so sad but I work hard and I believe on god and the laws too they have to be straight not only because they have money or she is a friend of people like that (police).I'm feeling really bad I make a mistake but I have to fight for my kids

elizabeth Lalla - July 6, 2014 7:14 PM

my neighbor above me apt 2d flodded my apt with water, from her washing machine i called the cope and alsohad an altercation with neighbour, she lied and told the cop i broke her peep hole the cop took me down to the station they said it was to run acheck on me and if they find anything they will take me to central booking. they did not find anything and they let me go and gaveme desk appearance ticket to goto court with a class a misdemenor in the fourth degree

Tricia fowler - July 20, 2014 12:39 PM

My boyfriend hit me and choked me and was arrested third-degree felony assault he bonded out through a bond company and three weeks after that he was arrested for theft under 50 due to prior. bonded out again and yesterday this being three weeks later he was picked up due to the judge came off the bond the bond company says they will bond him out again but the judge has to give him a bond. He went before the judge today and they gave him no bond what can I do

Tricia fowler - July 20, 2014 1:12 PM

My boyfriend hit me and choked me and was arrested third-degree felony assault he bonded out through a bond company and three weeks after that he was arrested for theft under 50 due to prior. bonded out again and yesterday this being three weeks later he was picked up due to the judge came off the bond the bond company says they will bond him out again but the judge has to give him a bond. He went before the judge today and they gave him no bond what can I do

jewel - July 30, 2014 3:02 PM

My fiance (male) sent/Texted my 13 year old son a 4 picture collage of black women with large breasts and buttocks. Two of the women had on scanty lingerie and two were naked. However, there were no genitals showing. He said it was an accident that he had sent it to him thinking it was his buddy, but my son was the last person he had texted. It was an accident. My son's father filed charges at his local police department and last night my fiance received a call that a warrant for his arrest was issued and he should turn himself in by Monday morning. It is a Class A Misdemeanor and I cannot remember the long drawn out charge it is named. He has no criminal record, however he does have a suspended drivers license and a warrant for his arrest for not paying a two tickets for not having a valid vehicle registration/date. What is going to happen to him? The police officer said he should be able to bond out, but what then? He works for the State and will likely lose his job because of this. My ex-husband continues to harrass us both by calling CPS and the Police (with no cause found and cases closed by both). This stupid accident on my fiance's part will likely cause him to lose his job. Do you think that a judge will not be so harsh on him considering his job and no prior records? Thank you in advance. He will be turning himself in Monday to the authorities, would love to hear from you before then if you are able.

Rajesh - August 4, 2014 9:17 PM

Me and my wife got in to a argument in the car in a parking lot at a hospital. Then we both lost cool and i unfortunately raised my hand and hit her once on her arm(i will never ever do that and have done that to anyone in my life), I am really ashamed of myself for doing that. Then i got out of the car and was trying to pull her out of the car by holding her hand . There was a car passing by and he stopped and asked me not to hit or force her. And he said i was hitting her. My wife got out of the car immediately and said that he is not trying to hurt me but still he said he wants to report it.He called the security and cops and gave a written statement and left. The Cops questioned us seperately and we both said we were just arguiing and i was trying to pull her out of the car and was not hitting or trying to hurt her. Police believed as well that it was a heated conversation and a family issue and they said that they dont see anything which hsows that i have hit her or tried to hurt her. But as the other person gave a statement they would have to officially file a report and a detective or officer would call us. Will there be any case or charges filed on me ? same incident happened with a neighbour of mine but no one called them. Will there be any case filed on me? will i be arrested for what happened in the later time after they decide or will i be taken to court to go with the trial? I am really confused and nervous abt what will happen and very ashamed of my behaviour . i have already apologised with my wife for what i have done and promised that it will never happen again. This happened in Plano Texas.

Carrol - September 24, 2014 12:04 PM

My daughter is currently on probation for Possession of a Control Substance with a 2 year deferred adjudication. She is currently 18 months completed. She was invited to her ex-boyfriends, spent some time there and was told to leave. She did not leave quick enough and was beat, drug by her hair and arms. Her ex filed assault and burglary charges on her. She filed assault. What might be her punishment? Is there anyway to fight this? She has pictures of her body, went to ER. Is she going to state jail or prison

kim - October 2, 2014 4:05 AM

My boyfriend and i were caught outside having sex in public.I have never had any violations in past.. I have a lmt license and 3 children. Please tell me what this may intell for us.

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