This Office is responsible for
the prosecution of all misdemeanor cases that are filed in Kerr
County. “Misdemeanor” is defined in the law as any crime where
the maximum possible jail time is one year or less. There are
three categories of misdemeanors: Class A; Class B; and Class C.
Class A misdemeanors are
punishable by confinement in jail for up to a year, and a fine
of up to $4,000. Some examples of Class A misdemeanor offenses
include assault causing bodily injury, driving while intoxicated
second offense, theft of property valued at $500 to $1500, and
Class B misdemeanors are
punishable by confinement in jail for up to six months and a
fine up to $2,000. Some examples of Class B misdemeanor
offenses include driving while intoxicated first offense,
possession of marijuana less than two ounces, and telephone
Both Class A and B misdemeanors
are handled in the County-Court-at-Law.
Class C misdemeanors are
punishable by a fine of $500 or less and no jail time. Those
cases are typically heard in the four Justice of the Peace
courts in Kerr County or in the municipal courts of Kerrville or
Ingram. This office prosecutes Justice of the Peace cases.
Cases in the municipal courts are prosecuted by municipal