Criminal Defense Lawyer in Garland
If you are facing criminal charges, you need a criminal defense lawyer in Garland who will aggressively defend your legal rights and fight to keep a conviction off your permanent record.
Randall Isenberg is board-certified in criminal defense by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. With more than 30 years’ experience that includes working as a district court judge and felony prosecutor, Randall understands what it takes to build a strong legal case.
Contact the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today at 214-696-9253 to get the legal help and support you need.
What can a Garland criminal defense lawyer do for you?
A criminal defense lawyer can help ensure that no one denies you your constitutional rights, providing the best possible outcome for your case.
Your attorney will always be on your side, looking out for your best interests and helping you understand your options. Whether you face misdemeanor or felony charges, your criminal defense lawyer knows what a permanent record can do to your life.
When you choose a Garland criminal defense attorney, you will have the benefit of a local perspective and knowledge of the court system. Whatever evidence the prosecution may have, your attorney can evaluate it, question it, and identify any potential weaknesses.
In many cases, a Garland criminal defense attorney can convince the court to drop the charges against you or reduce them to a lesser crime. And, if you must take your case to court, your lawyer will build a strong case in your defense.
How can a criminal defense lawyer protect your rights?
Any time you face criminal charges, you have legal rights as established in the Constitution. This includes the right to an attorney, the right to due process, the right to legal search, and the right to a speedy and fair trial.
You also have the right not to incriminate yourself. Unfortunately, most people who go into the criminal process without legal representation volunteer some or all the information the prosecution needs to win its case.
You have no legal obligation to answer any questions or provide any statements to the police, before, during, or after your arrest — nor should you.
A criminal defense attorney can protect you from self-incrimination and provide counsel to help you navigate the legal process. Your attorney can review the evidence in your case and potentially identify flaws or errors, such as an illegal search or a lack of probable cause.
In that case, your lawyer may successfully exclude potentially incriminating evidence.
What are your options for fighting criminal charges in Garland?
A conviction on Texas criminal charges typically means a hefty fine, potential time behind bars, probation, and a permanent record. So, unless you are prepared to accept that fate and all the problems it will bring, fighting your charges is the best option.
Other than entering a guilty plea, you have three options:
- Dismissal of charges: Ideally, your lawyer can identify faults in the prosecution’s case and, using this information, convince the prosecution or the judge to dismiss your charges based on a lack of evidence.
- Reduction of charges: In some cases, your Garland criminal defense attorney can negotiate with the prosecution for reduced charges. If your lawyer can successfully negotiate an acceptable plea bargain, you can potentially avoid going to jail on your charges.
- Going to court: For some clients, going to court is the best – or only – option for fighting Texas criminal charges. Depending on the severity of the alleged crime, the prosecution has a heavy burden of proof. This provides your criminal defense attorney with the opportunity to present a strong case in your defense.
After examining the evidence, your lawyer will discuss your options with you, making sure you clearly understand the legal and personal implications of each option.
What criminal cases do the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg handle?
The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg provides representation in the following practice areas:
- General Criminal Defense
- Drug Possession
- Drug Crimes
- Felony DWI
- Underage DWI
- Underage DUI
- Family Violence
- Weapons Charges
- Probation Violations
- ALR Hearings
When is the best time to find a criminal defense attorney?
If you can, contact a Garland criminal defense lawyer before the state files charges against you, or as soon as you believe you may be under investigation.
This timing is critical because, for many criminal offenses, the Texas Penal Code (TPC) prohibits plea bargaining. So, once the state files charges against you, you may have no other option besides going to court.
In many cases, your lawyer can work with the prosecutor to persuade her to either drop or reduce the charges.
The sooner you bring in a criminal defense attorney, the more time we will have to scrutinize the state’s evidence and, if necessary, to build an aggressive case for defending you in court.
And, every moment you do not have an attorney is another opportunity for the state to violate your legal rights.
Call Randall B. Isenberg for a FREE consultation today.
Randall Isenberg, of the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, understands how frightening and upsetting this experience can be. If you do not know where to turn, call us today for a free consultation and case review: 214-696-9253.