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Legal Representation For Class C Misdemeanors

The Law Office of C. Matthew Shanks in Cedar Park represents individuals who have been charged with Class C misdemeanor crimes in Texas. While being convicted of a Class C misdemeanor may not seem to be a significant issue, the consequences can be far-reaching. In addition to penalties that include fines and community service, a Class C misdemeanor can permanently show up on your criminal record. So any time a background check is administered – during the apartment or job application process, for example – the offense may be visible. Therefore, it is important to speak with an attorney in order to attempt to minimize the potential consequences of your Class C citation. To speak to an attorney about your misdemeanor charges in a free consultation, please call 512-795-4165.

Defending Individuals Facing Class C Misdemeanor Charges

The firm represents individuals who have been charged with any Class C misdemeanor:

  • Minor in possession of alcohol (MIP)
  • Minor in consumption of alcohol (MIC)
  • Minor in possession of tobacco
  • Public intoxication
  • Shoplifting
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia (PODP)
  • Assault by contact
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Other misdemeanor offenses

Unfortunately, Mr. Shanks has repeatedly heard his clients tell him that the police officer told them the Class C misdemeanor citation was just like a traffic ticket. This is not true. Without knowing about the possible consequences, you may opt to just pay the fine and hope that the matter is resolved. Unfortunately, this matter can come back to haunt you at a later date, when it is least expected.

If you have been charged with a Class C misdemeanor in Texas, it is important to at least speak to a criminal defense attorney about the possible consequences. There may be simple steps to take that will minimize the impact of a conviction, or to avoid a conviction altogether. The Law Office of C. Matthew Shanks can evaluate your case and help you sort through your legal options in a free consultation.

A Defense Lawyer Who Will Fight For You

If you are facing criminal charges for a Class C offense, please call 512-795-4165 or contact Mr. Shanks online to schedule a free consultation.