Retaliation & Obstruction

Aggressive Retaliation & Obstruction Charges Defense Attorney Serving Forth Worth and Surrounding Cities


If you are facing charges of obstruction or retaliation, or have been arrested or are under investigation for this offense, it is essential to hire a qualified retaliation and obstruction charges defense lawyer as soon as possible. Whether you are being falsely accused of this crime, or made a mistake by acting out of anger or frustration, a conviction of this nature can be devastating, resulting in harsh monetary fines and extended jail time. Even innocent people have been convicted of obstruction or retaliation, so having an experienced attorney by your side can mean the difference between jail time and your freedom. Call the Fulgham Law Firm, P.C. now to start protecting yourself and your constitutional rights.

Should investigators contact you with questions about your charges, do not make any statements without having a Fort Worth obstruction or retaliation defense attorney present. As most people are aware, anything you say can and will be used against you in court of law. An attorney experienced in handling retaliation and obstruction charges will be able to review your legal options, advise you of your rights, and help you to proceed in your case with the most solid and effective defense strategies possible. Regardless of the circumstances, do not sacrifice your rights – contact the Fulgham Law Firm, P.C. today to learn more about how our    attorneys can make a difference for you.

Obstruction or Retaliation Cases in Fort Worth

Pursuant to the Texas Penal Code § 36.06 entitled “Obstruction or Retaliation,” the law provides in pertinent part that: “(a) [a] person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly harms or threatens to harm another by an unlawful act:

(1) in retaliation for or on account of the service or status of another as a:
(A) public servant, witness, prospective witness, or informant; or
(B) person who has reported or who the actor knows intends to report the occurrence of a crime;

or,

(2) to prevent or delay the service of another as a:
(A) public servant, witness, prospective witness, or informant; or
(B) person who has reported or who the actor knows intends to report the occurrence of a crime.”

In the majority of obstruction or retaliation cases, the actions giving rise to the alleged crime constitute a third degree felony. This means that an alleged wrongdoer can face between two to ten years imprisonment in a Texas state penitentiary. Fines imposed for felonies of a third degree typically are $10,000 or less. However, if you are being accused of committing retaliation or obstruction against a juror, the offense is elevated to a second degree felony. Meaning, jail time imposed can be anywhere between two and twenty years, and you can also be forced to pay up to $10,000 in monetary fines.

There are several legal defenses that can be raised on behalf of a person charged with obstruction or retaliation, especially if the actions were committed without knowledge or intent. There may also be certain mitigating factors involved, which your attorney can discuss with you during your initial consultation. To learn more about how you can challenge your obstruction or retaliation charges, contact our seasoned team of criminal defense lawyers today. Never represent yourself, as we have the experience, skill and dedication to help fight for your rights and potentially have your charges reduced, if not dropped completely. While we cannot guarantee a certain outcome in your case, we will take all measures legally possible to maximize your chances of receiving a positive outcome.