Misdemeanor Offenses in Abilene

Welcome to the Law Offices of David M. White, where we defend people charged with misdemeanor offenses in Abilene, Texas. Our firm, located at 1500 Industrial Boulevard, Suite 303, near the Abilene Country Club - North, is dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation, ensuring that your rights are protected and your voice is heard.

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Why Choose the Law Offices of David M. White’s Abilene Misdemeanor Offense Lawyers?

Our history of successful case resolutions speaks volumes about our capabilities. our Misdemeanor offense lawyers have a proven track record of defending clients against a wide range of misdemeanor charges in Abilene.

Personalized Attention

Unlike larger firms, we provide personalized attention to each case. We understand that no two cases are the same and tailor our approach to meet your unique needs.



As a firm deeply rooted in the Abilene community, our Abilene criminal defense attorneys understand the local legal landscape and how to navigate it effectively. Our community focus also means we treat our clients like neighbors, offering compassion and understanding.

Free Consultation

We offer free consultations to help you understand your legal options without any financial commitment. During this consultation, we provide a preliminary assessment of your case and discuss how we can help.

Areas of Misdemeanor Defense

Our firm handles a variety of misdemeanor offenses, including but not limited to:

Our Approach to Misdemeanor Defense

At the Law Offices of David M. White, we approach each misdemeanor case with a deep understanding of the law and a commitment to personalized service.

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Thorough Case Evaluation

We start by conducting a comprehensive evaluation of your case. This involves reviewing the charges, the circumstances of your arrest, and any evidence presented. Understanding the specifics of your situation allows us to develop a strong defense strategy.

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Led by David M. White, our team brings a wealth of legal knowledge and experience to the table. Mr. White's background in law and his rich educational background from Texas Tech University (B.B.A. in Finance, Honors Studies, magna cum laude, 2002 and Doctor of Jurisprudence (2006), combined with his deep understanding of Texas's legal system, positions us to effectively resolve your misdemeanor case.

Client-Centered Representation

Our firm is built on the foundation of client-centered representation. We believe in keeping you informed and involved throughout the legal process. Our team is fluent in Spanish, so you will always have access to our team for any questions or concerns you may have.

What Are Misdemeanor Offenses in Texas?

Misdemeanor offenses, while less severe than felonies, can still have serious consequences on your life. In Texas, misdemeanors are categorized into three classes – Class A, B, and C – with Class A being the most serious. These offenses can range from petty theft and vandalism to more serious charges like DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) and simple assault.

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Class A misdemeanors are at the top of the misdemeanor scale. They include offenses that are viewed as more serious but still fall short of felony status. For instance, a first-time DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) offense or a charge of assault causing bodily injury typically falls under Class A.

The penalties for a Class A misdemeanor can be quite severe, including fines of up to $4,000 and jail time of up to one year.

Moving down the scale, Class B misdemeanors include offenses that are less serious than those in Class A but still carry significant legal consequences. An example of a Class B misdemeanor would be a first-time offense of possession of a small amount of marijuana or theft of property worth $100 but less than $750. The penalties for Class B misdemeanors can include fines of up to $2,000 and jail time of up to 180 days.

Class C misdemeanors are at the bottom of the misdemeanor hierarchy. These are typically minor offenses, and a common example is a traffic violation such as a speeding ticket or petty theft where the value of the stolen property is less than $100. While jail time is not typically a penalty for Class C misdemeanors, it can still result in fines up to $500.

The classification of a misdemeanor can be influenced by several factors, such as the specifics of the crime, the amount of harm or potential harm involved, and the defendant's criminal history.

For example, a theft offense could be classified differently based on the value of the stolen property, and a DWI charge might be elevated in severity if it involves certain aggravating factors like a high blood alcohol concentration or the presence of a child in the vehicle.

In Texas, even though misdemeanors are considered less serious than felonies, they still require serious attention and a strong legal defense, particularly given their potential to result in jail time, fines, and a lasting criminal record.

This is where the guidance of our experienced legal team becomes valuable, offering guidance and defense to mitigate these consequences.

Potential Consequences of a Misdemeanor Conviction

  • Criminal Record: A misdemeanor conviction can leave a permanent mark on your record, affecting future employment, housing, and educational opportunities.
  • Fines and Jail Time: Depending on the class of misdemeanor, you could face large fines and jail time.
  • Loss of Rights: Certain misdemeanors may result in the loss of specific rights, like owning a firearm or holding a professional license.

Aggressive Defense Strategies

Attorney David M. White

We are known for our aggressive defense strategies tailored to the specifics of each case. Whether it's negotiating for reduced charges or fighting for an acquittal in court, we are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for you.

At the Law Offices of David M. White, our approach to defending misdemeanor charges in Abilene, Texas, is characterized by aggressive and tailored defense strategies. We understand misdemeanor offenses and use a range of defense tactics, each specifically designed to address the unique aspects of your case. Here are some of the potential defenses against misdemeanor charges:

Challenging the Evidence

We scrutinize the evidence presented by the prosecution for any legal flaws. This includes challenging the legality of any search and seizure that led to the discovery of evidence. We also question the accuracy and reliability of the evidence, such as disputing the results of breathalyzer tests in DWI cases or the credibility of eyewitness testimony.

Asserting Constitutional Rights

If you were not read your Miranda rights upon arrest, any statement you made may be inadmissible in court. We may also argue that your right to a speedy trial was violated, which can sometimes lead to the dismissal of charges.

Self-Defense and Defense of Others

In cases involving assault or battery charges, we may argue that your actions were in self-defense or in defense of others, especially if there is evidence of a threat or imminent harm.

Lack of Intent

Many misdemeanor charges, like theft or fraud, require proof of intent. We can argue that there was no intent to commit the crime, which is an element in securing a conviction.

Mistake of Fact

In certain situations, we can assert that you were operating under a mistake of fact, meaning you had a reasonable but incorrect belief about a situation, which led to the alleged criminal behavior.

Alibi Defense

Providing an alibi can be a powerful defense. If we can prove that you were not at the scene of the crime when it occurred, this can lead to acquittal.

Insufficient Evidence

We may argue that the prosecution's evidence is insufficient to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, the highest standard of proof in the legal system.

Your Next Steps: Contact an Abilene Criminal Defense Lawyer

David M. White
Misdemeanor Offense Lawyer, David M. White

If you or a loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Abilene, don't wait to seek legal representation. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start building a defense on your behalf.

Remember, a misdemeanor charge does not have to define your future. With the right legal team, you can fight the charges and move forward with your life. Contact the Law Offices of David M. White today for a free consultation, and let us help you during this challenging time. Call 325-437-3311 today to set up an appointment.

Law Offices of David M. White - Abilene Office

Address: 1500 Industrial Blvd #303
Abilene, TX 79602
Phone: (325) 437-3311