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Category: Criminal Defense

Dec 8
2020

Six Quick Tips for Hiring Your Texas Criminal Defense Law Firm

Criminal Defense

Facing criminal charges can be a terrifying possibility. Not only with respect to having your freedom and reputation on the line but also simply because so many people are unfamiliar with the inner working of the criminal justice system.

Your ability to have legal counsel represent you in court is something guaranteed by the United States Constitution, and it’s a right you should exercise when facing criminal charges.

So how do you know where to even begin hiring a Texas criminal defense attorney? Here are a few quick tips to help you get started.

Do You Really Need a Lawyer?

If you’re being charged with a lower-level crime, such as a misdemeanor, do you really need an attorney? The answer [...]

Dec 4
2020

Surefire Signs It’s Time to Hire a Texas Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense

The Constitution of the United States protects your rights, even if you’ve been accused of a crime. The Sixth Amendment allows for anyone accused of a crime to secure an attorney to represent them in court.

From the time you are arrested, you have the right to hire an attorney – but when should you actually bring one on board? Here’s what you need to know about hiring a criminal defense attorney and when it might be time.

Hiring an Attorney

If you are facing criminal charges, then it’s imperative to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent you.

Don’t forget that many crimes have steep penalties that can result in jail time for years. You do not want to [...]

Aug 23
2020

More Than 160 Drug Convictions Tied to Houston Officers are Dismissed

Criminal Defense | Drug Crimes | Police Misconduct

Drug charges are never to be taken lightly. In severe cases, conviction can result in years in prison and extremely high fines. However, just as there are laws that regular people must follow in order to avoid being arrested and prosecuted, police officers have rules and regulations that have to be obeyed as well. If this doesn’t happen, your case can be dismissed.

This is exactly what happened recently in Houston, where more than 160 cases were dismissed due to faulty arrests and police corruption. Moreover, as ABC News describes, “Prosecutors expect more cases will be dismissed. Earlier Wednesday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals declared that one of the individuals whose case was dismissed earlier this year…was innocent.” The [...]

Apr 22
2020

How a Defense Strategy Can Change When a TX Assault is Aggravated

Assault | Criminal Defense

Assault is considered a violent crime, but the severity of what someone is charged with depends on the circumstances surrounding an incident.

Generally speaking, there are two classes of Texas assault charges – simple assault and aggravated assault. Crimes range from misdemeanor charges to felony sentencing.

Because of the vast difference in penalties associated with an aggravated assault conviction, it is vital to have a defense strategy that is tailored to your specific case.

Let’s take a look at how the law defines these two classes of assault, and how your defense strategy might change when assault charges are aggravated.

Simple Assault in Texas

A simple assault is charged when a person knowingly, recklessly, or intentionally causes injury to someone [...]

Nov 29
2018

What Makes a Good Texas Criminal Attorney?

Criminal Defense

 

When it comes time to hire a private criminal attorney in Texas, there is no room for messing around. Even misdemeanor charges can result in lost wages, jail time, and a stain on your criminal record.

Convictions add up, and they will only extend the amount of penalties if you are found guilty on subsequent charges. Defendants must fight back with aggressive strategies and the best help that they can get.

Unfortunately, not all Texas defense lawyers will be able to get you the outcome that you are looking for. The time you put into doing research and consulting with different attorneys is an investment in your future, so don’t take the process lightly.

Use these tips to help [...]

Sep 13
2018

Why Criminal Diversion Programs are Good for Everyone in Texas

Criminal Defense | Diversion Programs

In Texas, 20-30% of offenders released from prison go right back there within three years of release. This suggests that, in many cases, traditional prosecution and sentencing is ineffective in preventing future offenses.

Why does this happen?

One of the biggest reasons is that once an individual has spent time in prison, obtaining gainful employment or a college education is much more difficult. In many cases, former offenders may turn back to illegal activities because they find that they are otherwise unable to support themselves.

This can lead to a vicious cycle of repeat offenses, bringing harm to the victims of these crimes, and placing a substantial burden on the criminal justice system.

In contrast, research has shown that diversion [...]

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