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Denton Criminal Defense Attorneys — Protecting the Accused

Fighting for your good name and your freedom

At Buchanan and Meyer Attorneys, we understand how harrowing it can be to be arrested or charged with a crime. We know that a guilty plea or verdict could shadow the rest of your life. It could impair your ability to find a job, get a student loan or even hold a hunting and fishing license. That is why our Denton and Tarrant County criminal defense attorneys fight tenaciously for our clients.

Our attorneys have a combined 45 years of criminal defense experience, and previously served as an assistant district attorney and as a judge. They know what to expect from the other side. They are ready to strategically fight for you at every step in the criminal process, including:

  • Challenging evidence and charges
  • Plea negotiations
  • Bail proceedings
  • Investigations
  • Parole hearings
  • Grand jury representation
  • Jury trials
  • Appeals

Understanding misdemeanors and felonies

While misdemeanor crimes are not as serious as felonies, they can still have serious consequences.

Misdemeanors carry the following penalties:

  • Class A: Up to one year in county jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000
  • Class B: Up to 180 days in a county jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000
  • Class C: A fine of up to $500

Misdemeanor crimes include:

  • Public intoxication
  • Trespassing
  • Speeding
  • Using a false ID
  • Vandalism
  • Prostitution
  • Simple assault
  • Theft
  • DWI, first and second offenses

Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony may depend on any aggravating factors. Hitting someone may result in a misdemeanor charge. Hitting someone of a different ethnic background or sexual orientation may bring a more serious charge of committing an aggravated assault or hate crime.

Felonies include:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • DWI, third offense
  • Rape
  • Drug trafficking
  • Manslaughter and murder
  • Arson

Felonies carry a potential fine of up to $10,000 and prison:

  • Capital: Death or life in prison without parole
  • First-degree: Five to 99 years in a state prison
  • Second-degree: Two to 20 years in a state prison
  • Third-degree: Two to 10 years in a state prison
  • State jail: 180 days to two years in a state jail

When you need a strong champion for your Denton criminal defense

At Buchanan and Meyer Attorneys, we have decades of successful experience handling criminal defense cases. For a free initial consultation with a Denton or Tarrant County criminal defense attorney, contact us online or call us at 940.312.6748.



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103 S. Woodrow Lane, Suite 1Denton, TX 76205Phone: 940.312.6748