What types of pleas are available for misdemeanors in Travis County?

If you prefer to take a plea, you will often have multiple options from the prosecutor. Below I will go into some of these possibilities, which are not exhaustive. They will not be available in every case.   Straight Dismissal This is, of course, the best outcome. If the prosecutor sees a problem with the …

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I was just arrested on a misdemeanor charge in Travis County. Now What?

Although every case is different, there are common questions most people have when they are facing charges. This is not a substitute for legal advice, and if you want advice regarding your specific situation, you should call an experienced criminal defense attorney.   How to bond out? The best way to get bonded out is …

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Austin PD leaning toward citations over arrests for low-level misdemeanors

For certain misdemeanors, offenders will no longer be arrested by APD and instead will be given a citation. These offenses include possession of K2, class A graffiti offenses and class A offenses for driving with an invalid license. Obviously, this is a welcome change, as an arrest is a huge life disruption, and can be …

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