When you get charged with a criminal offense in Grand Prairie, your first phone call should be to a lawyer who can defend you. Getting convicted of a crime can ruin your life. Here are a few examples of how a conviction can change your life, and not for the better:
- You could lose your physical freedom if you get incarcerated
- You might have to pay a fine
- You could lose your job, which can destroy you economically
- It can be harder to get jobs in the future with a criminal record
- A criminal record can place a social stigma on you and your family
- Getting into the college of your choice or landing that dream job could get taken away from you
- A criminal conviction can make you ineligible to serve in the military, law enforcement, or to have certain professional licenses
There is very little that we can do to help with these situations after the court enters a conviction. The time to take action is as soon as you get arrested or charged. A Grand Prairie criminal defense lawyer can advocate for you aggressively and protect your legal rights.
Mr. Isenberg has more than 30 years of experience and is a former prosecutor and state district judge. We have multiple lawyers on staff to serve your needs. You can call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today at (214) 696-9253 to get started.
Our Practice Areas
We handle a wide range of criminal defense cases, from Class A, B, or C misdemeanors to first, second, and third-degree felonies and capital felonies, including:
- ALR suspended license: according to the Texas Department of Public Safety, your driver’s license is likely to be suspended for a driving while intoxicated (DWI) violation in Texas, even if it is your first DWI.
- Assault and battery: getting charged with a violent crime can carry more legal penalties and social stigma than so-called “victimless” crimes. You need to try to get the charges reduced or dismissed.
- Boating while intoxicated: you can go to jail and/or have to pay fines under Texas Penal Code Section 49.06 if you get convicted of this Class B misdemeanor.
- Domestic violence. a conviction for domestic violence will stay on your criminal record forever. Texas does not expunge these offenses. Also, you can lose your professional license or your job because of a domestic violence conviction. The time to protect your future is now.
- Drug possession and other drug crimes: you can go to prison for possessing drugs or paraphernalia. Completing a drug treatment program can improve your chances of a better outcome. We can represent you on state or federal drug charges for “street” drugs and prescription drugs. Drug trafficking, smuggling, conspiracy, and money laundering can be a part of these cases.
- Expunction and non-disclosure: when a criminal defendant gets acquitted or the charges get dismissed, an expungement, also called expunction, can remove all record of the criminal charges, as if the process never happened. A nondisclosure order can limit who will get to see your criminal record in the future. With these orders, the conviction stays on your record, but the court restricts who can access the information.
- Grand theft auto: grand theft auto falls under Texas Penal Code Section 31.03. If you use any fraudulent or illegal means to obtain a vehicle, like forging a title or writing a bad check to get the car, you could face state misdemeanor, state jail felony, or a felony charge in the first, second, or third-degree, depending on the value of the vehicle. Joyriding, carjacking, and altering the serial number of a vehicle are also crimes.
- Murder and manslaughter: some defenses in these cases include self-defense, defense of a third party, mistake, insanity, duress, and necessity. We can take your case to trial if that is the best decision. Sometimes, we can negotiate a plea deal. Working with a lawyer from day one may be the best way to protect your legal rights.
- Sex crimes: we can craft a defense for prostitution, solicitation, disorderly conduct, lewd conduct, possession of child pornography, and indecent exposure criminal charges. Sometimes these charges have no factual basis and are the result of discriminatory practices. A crime that is usually a misdemeanor can escalate into a felony because of prior convictions.
- Weapons offenses: people tend to equate weapons charges with violent career criminals, drug dealers, and organized crime, but everyday people can stumble into getting charges with weapons offenses by mistake. The laws about concealed handguns can lead to unintended violations and criminal charges. You may want to get legal representation as early as possible in the case, preferably at the federal pre-indictment or Texas grand jury stage.
In the area of DWI, we can take on cases involving:
- Commercial DWI
- DMV hearings
- DWI with an accident, wreck, or injury
- DWI marijuana
- DWI reduction
- Felony DWI
- First-offense DWI
- Intoxication assault
- Intoxication manslaughter
- Second-offense DWI
- Under 21 DUI
- Underage DWI
If you do not see your situation on either of these lists, please give us a call at (214) 696-9253 to find out if a Grand Prairie criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg may be able to help you.
How We Help Our Clients
The actions we can take will depend on the facts of your case. If we handle your case, we will investigate what happened and develop a defense strategy. We can try to get your bond reduced so that you can continue working, pay your bills, keep your job, and be home with your family.
If the prosecution’s case includes inadmissible testimony and items, we can challenge that evidence to keep it from getting into the court file and in front of the jury. We may work with the prosecutor and try to negotiate an acceptable plea deal, and we fight hard for you in court.
With so much at stake for you and your family in the short-term and your long-range future, we work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome. Working with a Grand Prairie criminal defense lawyer could be the best decision you ever made. You can call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today at (214) 696-9253.