Misdemeanor Trial Division

The Misdemeanor Trial Division prosecutes Class A and Class B misdemeanor criminal offenses that occur in Bexar County as well as Class C criminal traffic offenses filed in Bexar County Justice of the Peace Courts. Misdemeanor offenses cover a wide range of crimes ranging from speeding to shoplifting to vehicle burglaries and assaults, with the exception of assaults involving family violence. Among the most serious misdemeanor offenses is Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). 

For Class A and B misdemeanors, three prosecutors are typically assigned to each County Court at Law and work with investigators and support staff to prepare and prosecute misdemeanor cases filed in these courts. 

Bexar County Courts at Law:


Levels of Offenses:

Class A
A Class A Misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in jail, and up to a $4,000.00 fine.

Class B
A Class B Misdemeanor is punishable by up to 180 days in jail, and up to a $2,000.00 fine.

Class C
A Class C Misdemeanor is punishable by a fine up to $500.00. There is no jail time for a Class C misdemeanor.