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Misdemeanor Lawyer

Think facing misdemeanor charges is no big deal? Think again - a conviction can have a significant effect on job prospects and more.

Criminal defense lawyer Jason Trumpler has handled thousands of misdemeanor cases and can help you get the best outcome for your future.

Find out why you should choose our law office serving clients throughout greater Austin, TX...

The Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor

Felony

A felony is a serious crime that can result in substantial punishment, such as lengthy prison sentences and a loss of rights.

Misdemeanor

In general, a misdemeanor is a less serious crime that results in lighter punishment. A conviction can still include fines, jail time, and other consequences.

The Long-Term Harms of a Misdemeanor  Can be Extremely Wide-Ranging

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A misdemeanor conviction can result in much more than fines and jail time. Areas of your life that a misdemeanor can severely harm include immigration status, occupational licensing, and your reputation. Jason Trumpler has the knowledge to help you fight your case now so your misdemeanor charge does not harm your life later on. 

Don't Let a Misdemeanor Jeopardize Your Future Schedule a Free Consultation to Learn More 

While a misdemeanor is considered a less serious crime than a felony, a conviction can still affect your ability to get a job, get accepted into certain schools, or simply maintain a good reputation. Here at The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, our goal is to help you reach the most favorable outcome that allows you to live the life you want without worrying about your record. To schedule your free case consultation, contact us online or call our offices in Austin and Round Rock, TX, at:

(512) 457-5200

What Sets Us Apart? 

Expertise

Jason Trumpler is an Austin attorney who has been practicing criminal law since 1999 and has taken over 100 cases to trial. He is both a skilled negotiator and trial attorney, bringing the same tenacity to every misdemeanor case he handles.

Unique Background

With a former background as a prosecutor, our criminal defense lawyer has the unique advantage of understanding both sides of every misdemeanor case, allowing him to strategically protect his clients through any scenario.

Around-the-Clock Assistance

In the event that you or a loved one is arrested, our phone lines are open 24/7 to provide guidance and assist with jail release. No matter the time, give us a call and a member of our team will be there to answer.

Open Communication

Each member of our law firm makes it a point to keep our clients informed at all times throughout their case. Jason Trumpler makes himself available to answer any questions or concerns you may have to make your experience as seamless as possible.

Top-Rated Law Firm

Our law firm serving Austin and Georgetown, TX, consistently receives five-star reviews for the level of professionalism we provide. We understand that dealing with the nuances of the law can be both confusing and stressful, and we strive to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible.

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"Case Dismissed! Jason is straight forward and honest. I am beyond grateful. Jason and his team (Tony Sun in particular) exceeded expectations. Put your future in hands you can trust, go with Jason Trumpler." Benji A

What Are the Types of Misdemeanors?

Texas law has three varying tiers of misdemeanor charges, all with different punishments. Our attorney has the knowledge and skills necessary to reduce charges or have them reduced. During your consultation at our law offices serving clients in Greater Austin, we will help you understand the severity of the charges you face:

Class A

A Class A misdemeanor is considered the most serious offense, with a fine of up to $4,000 and up to one year in county jail.

Class B

A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and up to 180 days in county jail.

Class C

A Class C misdemeanor involves zero jail time and is punishable by a fine of up to $500.

Common Examples of Misdemeanors 

This list of common misdemeanor crimes in Texas is not exhaustive, but is intended to act as a reference list. Whether you have been charged with a Class A misdemeanor or Class C, our attorney is here to represent your best interests and fight for the most favorable outcome.

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Dealing with a misdemeanor can be stressful and overwhelming.
Our team is here to guide you through the process one step at a time. 

Not Sure What to Do Next? Book a Free, No-Obligation Consultation 

Are you feeling lost and intimidated by the intricacies of misdemeanor law and want to speak to a professional? Attorney Jason Trumpler is happy to speak with you and provide you with some clarity and peace of mind. Even if you don’t select our law firm to represent you, there is nothing to lose by booking a consultation. We can help you understand your case and what next steps to take. To schedule your free consultation, fill out our online form or call our offices serving Austin and Georgetown, at:

(512) 457-5200

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Why You Need a Misdemeanor Lawyer

Protect Your Rights

Hiring a lawyer ensures that your rights are protected at all times and gives the best chance of obtaining a favorable outcome. The legal process is complex and can be challenging to try to understand on your own. Our criminal defense lawyer uses simple, easy-to-understand language to ensure our clients fully understand their case and feel supported from start to finish.

Avoid Jail Time

Class A and B misdemeanors can result in jail time if you are convicted. We will work tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for your situation. Our lawyer advocates on your behalf to get your charges dismissed or reduced to eliminate jail time by making a deal with the prosecution. 

Avoid Using a Public Defender

If you don’t hire a criminal defense lawyer, you may choose to work with a public defender. However, public defenders are often overworked and don’t have the resources or capacity to fully dedicate their expertise and time to your case. When you hire a misdemeanor lawyer like Jason Trumpler, you will have our full dedication.

You Don’t Have to Plead Guilty

Having a criminal defense lawyer on your side means that you do not have to plead guilty. Our lawyer builds the strongest case possible and works to eliminate or reduce your punishment. We will fight tirelessly to get you the best results possible.

"He Got My Case Dismissed." Hear from Satisfied Austin Clients

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joshua raglin

2022

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Truly one of the best lawyers in Austin!!!

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kevin d

2022

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Jason did not make any false promises or sugar coat anything; something that I found to be rare when looking for an attorney. He got the job done quicker than expected with a reasonable price.

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We Look At Every Aspect of Your Case
 

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When you hire the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, we look at every aspect of your case. Mr. Trumpler's background as a prosecutor gives him an understanding of how evidence and witnesses will be used against you. Our team investigates every avenue to create an optimal defense strategy and make sure your rights are upheld. 

We examine every aspect such as how the evidence was collected, how the witnesses were interrogated, how you as the suspect were interrogated, and more. In some cases, we may be able to identify misconduct by the arresting officers that can lead to a total dismissal

How Much Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Cost?

Our criminal defense misdemeanor fees range from $2,500 to $10,000, depending on the charge and complexity of the case. While this may seem high, the amount of stress we can relieve for you or your loved one may be more than worth the investment. A misdemeanor can lead to difficulty finding a job, a place to live, and more. Don't leave your future to chance.
We charge on a flat fee basis. This means that a flat fee is charged up until the trial, and another flat fee is charged if the case goes to trial. The majority of misdemeanor cases are resolved beforehand. We are able to provide a more accurate estimate of cost during your initial consultation with us.
Attorney Jason Trumpler uses every tool in his arsenal to achieve a favorable outcome on behalf of his clients. If you’re worried about the possibility of going to the county jail and having a misdemeanor on your public record, we encourage you to speak with our attorney as soon as possible at our Austin or Round Rock law offices serving Georgetown and surrounding communities.

Don't Risk Your Future Call Our Austin Attorney Today

At our Austin law office, we offer completely free initial consultations. You have no financial obligation when you speak to us, however, not retaining a highly rated attorney can open you up to the risk of a life-changing criminal conviction. We understand that legal costs can be daunting, but the price of having a misdemeanor on your record can far outweigh the cost of hiring a knowledgeable attorney who can navigate your complex legal issue. 

We pride ourselves on being straightforward in answering all client questions. We want you to leave our Austin office with the knowledge you need to make the best decision for yourself and your family. Call us or contact us online so we can help you fight your charges. 

(512) 456-8350

"I highly recommend Jason Trumpler if you need a great attorney"

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Gustavus Chisholm

2021

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To whom it may concern I highly recommend Jason Trumpler if you need a great attorney and find yourself in a situation beyond your control. He kept me informed and worked very hard on my case and got it dismissed, if you're a veteran and/or civilian he will work hard to represent your case I'm very thankful for everything he did.

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Jason Porter

2021

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Mr. Trumpler helped me with a really bad speeding ticket and got deferred disposition with defensive driving. Very responsive with great results. If you're in need of an attorney for criminal defense, he's a great one.

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Special Considerations Regarding Misdemeanor Charges 

In some scenarios, sentencing may vary depending on the circumstances:

Repeat Offenses

If a person who was previously convicted of a Class A misdemeanor is convicted of another Class A misdemeanor, they are sentenced to at least 90 days in county jail. If the person commits a Class B misdemeanor, the minimum sentence is at least 30 days in jail.

Drugs

In the event that drugs were involved and used to commit the misdemeanor, Class A charges have a 180-day minimum in county jail.

Bias or Prejudice

If a crime is discovered to be motivated by bias or prejudice, a 180-day minimum for Class A misdemeanors is in effect.

Are You a First-Time DWI Offender?

If you are a first-time DWI offender, you may qualify for sealing your records under House Bill 3016 in Texas. Known as the “second chance bill,” it can make first-time DWI offenders eligible for nondisclosure, which hides your records from the public and can make it easier to find a job or housing. An order of nondisclosure does not entirely eliminate your record, as it is still visible to criminal justice agencies or the government.

In order to qualify for nondisclosure, the offender must meet the following requirements:

  • Had a BAC of less than 0.14% at the time of the incident
  • The offender paid all fines associated with the charge
  • No one was hurt at the time of the incident

Our lawyer can help determine if you are eligible for nondisclosure and ensure that your application is strong and seamless. There are many intricacies involved that require a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to build your case, gather as much evidence as possible, and move on in life without a public conviction weighing on you.

Don’t Fight Alone Request Your Free Consultation Today

Does the idea of navigating misdemeanor law make you feel stressed and overwhelmed? Do you wish you had an experienced lawyer that could handle all the difficulties so you can get back on your feet and focus on what’s important in your life? Contact our law firm serving Austin and Georgetown to find out how we can help you to have your charges reduced or dropped entirely. To get started, fill out our online form or call our law offices at:

(512) 457-5200

"Jason went above and beyond"

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Carlos Machado

2021

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Jason & his assistant Alex are amazing. Jason will tell you how it is and won’t give you false hopes on what he can do for you. Jason went above and beyond for me on my DWI charge and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

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Senita Nared

2020

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If you want someone that will truly fight for you until the end Jason is the guy for you. I will never be able to thank him enough. He's a tell it like it is person and that is something that I really loved about him. Even though I am not in the Texas area anymore if anyone I know needs a great attorney I will recommend Jason.

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Can a Misdemeanor be Expunged? 

In some instances, a misdemeanor can be permanently cleared from your record. This allows you to deny that the crime ever happened and ultimately move on without the fear of someone discovering your past. If you are interested in expungement, our criminal defense attorney will gather as much information as possible to determine if you meet the requirements. There is a minimum waiting period before we can begin applying for expunction:

  • Class C Misdemeanor: The offender must wait 180 days from the time of the arrest
  • Class A and B Misdemeanor: The offender must wait one year from the time of the arrest
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can a misdemeanor lawyer get my case dismissed?

Yes, our criminal defense lawyer can potentially get your case dismissed. We identify any grounds for dismissal, such as a lack of probable cause, insufficient evidence, or a witness who is unable to testify. We cannot promise that we can get your case dismissed, but we certainly do everything in our power to achieve this outcome.

Will a misdemeanor show up on a background check?

Yes, a misdemeanor shows up on a background check because it is a crime. While a misdemeanor does not carry the same implications as a felony, it does affect many aspects of your life. For example, some employers may have policies against hiring people who have a history of any crime, no matter how minor.

Do I have to go to trial?

It depends on your case. The majority of misdemeanor cases are resolved before going to trial by accepting a plea deal or getting the prosecutor to dismiss the case. If a case does go to trial, Jason Trumpler has extensive experience as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney and has taken over 100 cases to trial. 

Can I defend myself?

While everyone has the right to defend themselves, it is unlikely that you will be successful unless you have an advanced knowledge of the law and truly understand the intricacies of criminal defense. We highly recommend seeking criminal defense assistance to not only make the process easier on yourself, but to significantly increase the chances of success.

What if I already have a public defender? Can I still hire my own lawyer?

Yes. Mr. Trumpler can take over your case from the public defender you were assigned. He has handled thousands of misdemeanors as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, giving him the capability to seamlessly substitute on to an existing case. During your initial consultation at our Austin office, we can review the public defender's actions and determine the best legal strategy moving forward. 

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Jenni Wylde

2020

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Great lawyer helped me and went above and beyond. Did more than expected. If need in the future will definitely call again.

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SN R

2020

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Jason is the best in this and easy approachable down to earth professional. He will make you feel like your family member. The minute he talked to me about my case, he said he will get it dismissed. His guidance is clear and puts your fears to rest. So you can completely trust him to deliver on his promise. 

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The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler

Jason Trumpler has handled thousands of criminal cases over nearly 20 years. He is a current or past member of several national, state, and local legal associations, including:

  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense®
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Contact our firm online or call us at (512) 457-5200 for a free case review.

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