Have you or someone you care about been accused of a crime in Allen, Texas? Depending on the nature of the crime and your prior convictions, you could be looking at hefty fines and years behind bars. A criminal defense lawyer from our firm can protect you against such penalties.
The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can provide an Allen criminal defense lawyer to investigate and defend your case on your behalf. With our assistance, you could face minimal or no penalties and put this episode behind you sooner than if you go it alone.
Our Allen Criminal Defense Attorney Can Fight for You
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we understand how frightening it is to find yourself facing charges of any kind. Whether this is your first offense or you have a prior conviction on your criminal record, a legal action against you can upend your life.
Know that you do not have to face these charges alone. We provide legal representation to people facing criminal charges of all kinds, including:
- Alcohol offenses, such as intoxication assault or driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Capital offenses, such as murder and assault
- Sex offenses, such as prostitution
- Weapons offenses, such as unlawful possession
- Drug offenses, such as possession or intent to distribute
- Family and domestic violence offenses, such as child endangerment or felony assault
Our team is dedicated to ensuring that each and every criminal defense client receives just legal service under the law. An Allen criminal defense lawyer from our firm can champion your legal rights by:
- Investigating the charges: We collect our own evidence regarding the alleged crime, including your whereabouts and actions at the time it happened. We can also check to make sure the arresting police officers did not violate your rights.
- Fighting for dismissal: If we can build a strong enough case, we might be able to get the case dropped or dismissed right away. This could happen if, for instance, there is video footage showing that you were nowhere near the scene of the crime.
- Making plea deals: Sometimes, the prosecutor is willing to reduce the charges—for example, from a felony to a misdemeanor. You would plead guilty to the lesser charge and be spared the more severe penalties associated with the original charge.
- Defending you in court: Not every criminal case ends up in court. If yours does, our criminal defense team can fight for you at the trial, arguing vigorously and persuasively for the jury to find you not guilty and set you free. We also help our clients prepare for criminal trials in case they have to testify.
- Advising you: The law can seem convoluted and inaccessible to laypeople. Our criminal defense law firm can explain your situation to you, help you weigh the pros and cons of various approaches, and make sure you have all of the information you need to make the right legal decisions for you.
- Getting your record expunged: Per the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure § 55.01, those convicted or acquitted of certain types of charges can have their record expunged, or wiped clean. We can let you know if you qualify for expunction and, if you do, assist you with this process.
Our managing partner, Randall B. Isenberg, is well situated to help people like you. He spent many years as a judge and as a prosecutor before turning his attention to criminal defense. His decades of experience give him unique insight into the criminal justice system and how to make sure that system works for you.
We Defend Allen Residents Against Life-Ruining Criminal Charges
As criminal defense attorneys, it is our job to protect your constitutional rights to humane treatment and a fair trial. We also want to see you go back to your normal life as quickly as possible with minimal disruption and stress.
Regardless of which criminal offense you have been charged with, the penalties associated with it can be harsh. As one example, consider the maximum penalties associated with DWI, as described by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- After your first DWI, a judge could suspend your license for 1 year, sentence you to 180 days in jail, and fine you $2,000.
- A second DWI conviction could mean you lose your license for 2 years, spend up to 1 year in jail, and have to pay a fine of $4,000.
- A third DWI conviction brings the most onerous penalties of all: 2 years without your license, up to 10 years in prison, and a $10,000 fine.
These and other penalties continue to affect lives long after a criminal conviction is handed down. It is no exaggeration to say that your life may never be the same. A conviction can cause:
- Financial strain: Paying fines can force your family into debt. Your financial burden could be even greater if your alleged actions resulted in a personal injury or wrongful death, prompting a judge to order you to pay restitution.
- Social isolation: Even close friends and family may come to believe you are guilty and cut you out of their lives. If your peers find out about your conviction, they, too, may act differently around you.
- Professional struggles: If you cannot get your record expunged, all prospective employers will be able to find out about your criminal conviction. They might decide not to hire you on that basis. Also, a long prison term could prompt your current employer to fire you.
- Mental health issues: Being accused and convicted of a crime, in addition to whatever prison or jail time you are sentenced to, could greatly impact your self-esteem and mental wellbeing.
- Death: If convicted of an extremely serious crime (e.g., first-degree murder), you could face the death penalty.
Our law firm does not want to see you face such terrible penalties. The dedicated team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can assist you with all legal matters related to your case by weighing your defense options and defending you to the fullest.
What if You Do Not Hire an Allen Criminal Attorney?
Under the law, you technically have the legal right to defend yourself in criminal matters. However, we cannot recommend this course of action because:
- Texas and federal laws can be very complex and difficult to understand
- You are already stressed because of the charges against you, so it may be hard to see the situation clearly
- Not everyone involved in your case has your best interests at heart, and it is often helpful to hire a criminal defense attorney to identify and protect you against these other parties
Without our law firm on your side, you would have to either depend on an overworked public defender or handle your entire case alone. Both options can only add stress and uncertainty to your already precarious situation.
Our criminal defense advocates want you to know that we are on your side. We do everything possible to protect and defend clients, and to minimize the traumatizing effect that criminal charges can have on your life and your health.
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Let Our Allen Criminal Defense Law Attorneys Defend You
The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg wants to ensure that every Texan receives the fair and just treatment they deserve under the law. Call our office today and find out how our Allen criminal defense lawyer can defend your legal rights and help you get home as soon as possible.