A misdemeanor is a criminal offense that is less serious that a felony, but more serious than an infraction. In Texas misdemeanors are classified as A, B, C, with A being the most serious. They are generally punishable by a fine or jail time, and are tried at a local court. Examples of misdemeanors include, but are not limited to:

  • Petty theft
  • Simple assault
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Trespassing
  • Reckless driving


A felony is the most serious of criminal offenses. In Texas felonies are designated as capital felonies: first, second or third degree, with first being the most serious. Felonies are punishable by imprisonment that could include life without parole. Felonies include, but are not limited to: 

  • Homicide 
  • Kidnapping
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Fraud


When you have charges on your criminal record The Clark Law Firm P.C. will work to get them expunged (sealed). Once your record has been expunged, it does not have to be disclosed to potential employers or landlords.