ORDINARY MISDEMEANOR PUNISHMENT UNDER THE TEXAS PENAL CODE

 

CLASS A MISDEMEANOR [Tex. Pen. Code § 12.21]

An individual adjudged guilty of a Class A misdemeanor shall be punished by:

(1)  a fine not to exceed $4,000;

(2)  confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year;  or

(3)  both such fine and confinement.

 

CLASS B MISDEMEANOR [Tex. Pen. Code § 12.22]

An individual adjudged guilty of a Class B misdemeanor shall be punished by:

(1)  a fine not to exceed $2,000;

(2)  confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days;  or

(3)  both such fine and confinement.

 

CLASS C MISDEMEANOR [Tex. Pen. Code § 12.23]

An individual adjudged guilty of a Class C misdemeanor shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500.