The Travis County Attorney’s Office prosecutes all misdemeanor cases that are filed in Travis County. For information about the prosecution of felony offenses, please contact the Travis County District Attorney’s office online or by phone at (512) 854-9400.
There are three different categories of misdemeanors:
Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $4,000, or both. Driving while intoxicated (with a previous conviction), assault with bodily injury, theft of property valued at $500 or more but less than $1500, and resisting arrest are examples of Class A misdemeanor offenses.
Class B misdemeanors are punishable by up to six months in jail, a fine of up to $2,000, or both Some examples of Class B misdemeanor offenses include driving while intoxicated (first offense), theft of property valued at $50 or more but less than $500, and harassment.
Class A and Class B misdemeanors are prosecuted in the six Travis County Criminal County-Courts-at-Law.
More information: Travis County Criminal County Courts-at-Law
Class C misdemeanors are punishable by a fine of up to $500 and no jail time. Examples of Class C misdemeanors are speeding, disorderly conduct, theft of property valued at less than $50 (first offense), and assault with no bodily injury.
Class C misdemeanors are prosecuted in the five Travis County Justice of the Peace courts with prosecutors from the Travis County Attorney’s office assigned to each court.
More information: Travis County Justice of the Peace Courts
Travis County Criminal County Courts-at-law 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are general jurisdiction courts. Travis County Criminal County Court-at-law #4 is a designated Family Violence Court.