Georgetown, Texas Residents Should Take Misdemeanor Charges Seriously
This is the first post in a series on the handling of misdemeanor charges in Georgetown, Texas. We are writing this series as many Williamson County residents make the mistake of not recognizing the seriousness of such charges. The goal of our next several posts is to reinforce the gravity of the situation when one is charged with a misdemeanor and to provide education on what to expect from the process. If you have been charged with such an offense then it is important that you contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately. In addition to Georgetown, we service the surrounding communities of Austin, Bartlett, Cedar Park, Florence, Granger, Hutto, Jarrell, Leander, Liberty Hill, Round Rock, Taylor, Thrall, and Weir.
We will be covering a variety of topics over our next several posts. Subjects we will look at include:
- The seriousness of misdemeanor charges
- Why Texas residents should hire an attorney when facing misdemeanor drug charges
- The process one can expect to face after they have been charged with a misdemeanor
Many make the mistake of not taking misdemeanor charges seriously. This mistake is made because some err in thinking that such charges are “no big deal” due to the fact that they are lesser charge when compared to a felony. The fact of the matter, however, is that such charges are very serious and they can have lasting repercussions on one’s life. Penalties can include jail time, financial fines, having to serve probation, and the risk of stiffer sentences for future offenses. In other words, misdemeanor charges are a very big deal.
If you are facing such charges then your first step should be to contact an attorney immediately. Consulting with a lawyer will help you understand the potential consequences of the charge, what defenses may be available, what to expect as your case moves forward, as well as how the instant offense will impact other areas of your life. Our lawyers service all of Williamson County, Texas. Call today to schedule your initial consultation.