- Criminal Defense
- Federal Crimes
- White Collar Crimes
- Violent Crimes
- Juvenile Law
Texas, like other states, classifies crimes by type and severity. Crimes against people are graded by the seriousness of the harm inflicted or threatened. Theft and other crimes against property are graded by the value of the assets taken. These classifications determine the level of penalties that may be imposed, from misdemeanors — punishable by up to a year in jail — to felonies drawing lengthy prison terms. At Kevin L. Collins, P.C., I have decades of experience in a wide range of criminal cases either as a prosecutor or as a defense counsel. Whatever type or level of criminal charge you are facing, my firm can provide effective representation.
Felonies are divided into five categories based on the severity of the maximum allowable punishment as follows:
All felonies are tried in district court, with an automatic right of appeal to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in capital felony cases. Otherwise, there is an automatic right of appeal to a regional court of appeals. No matter what level of felony you are charged with, I will provide you with a forceful criminal defense while treating you professionally and with respect.
Misdemeanors are punished less severely than felonies, but can still result in fines and jail, depending on the category:
Class A and B misdemeanors are tried in county courts, with an automatic appeal to a regional court of appeals. Class C misdemeanors are tried by justices of the peace, with a right of appeal to a county court, which will try the case anew. I provide a vigorous and professional defense in misdemeanor cases.
A criminal charge, even a comparatively minor one, can still result in a criminal record that may affect your career and other aspects of your life. Reach out to Kevin L. Collins, P.C. in San Antonio, Texas, either by contacting me online or by calling me at 210-598-8629.