If you have been charged with a crime, questioned, or named as a suspect, you require a legal defense that will protect your rights. When you reach out to an Austin criminal defense lawyer, our legal team can help you navigate the police and legal systems, ensuring that your rights remain intact throughout.
This may be a frightening time for you and your family, but we understand how to serve as your guide.
What a Criminal Charge in Texas Carries
The Texas Politics Project affirms that criminal charges carry much more with them than a simple mark on your record. After receiving certain charges, you could face jail time, fines, license suspension, and alcohol education classes.
You might also face difficulty applying to grad school, renting an apartment, maintaining custody of your children, obtaining a professional license, and more. Your reputation and job might also be at risk. Your entire way of life could be affected if you receive a criminal charge.
Some charges automatically increase in severity if you have prior convictions. For instance, you might face a felony under Texas Penal Code § Sec. 25.07 if you are convicted of domestic violence twice within 12 months. Your lawyer will inform you of what the charges you face mean for your life.
Our Team Will Commit Itself to Representing Your Interests
We represent your interests by explaining the legal process and advising you of your rights throughout the process. You may also ask us what your best options are. While we will not tell you what to do, we will give you all the facts to make an informed decision.
We Will Handle Communicating With the Prosecution
After many years of networking, we are familiar with all the parties involved in these cases. We are happy to communicate directly with the authorities to mitigate your charges or understand the state’s position. Additionally, we keep you aware of the penalties the state is considering.
If you take on your case yourself and engage with the prosecution, you might slip up and say something that negatively affects your case. Our lawyers’ intervention could protect your chance at securing a positive outcome.
Strategies for Your Defense That Your Lawyer Could Utilize
Our team will focus on creating a plan to support you. This will include gathering an understanding of the facts and proving your side.
Collecting Evidence Is Important to Your Defense
When we begin collecting evidence, we look into several things that could help prove your innocence and even point the authorities in the right direction. Evidence generally collected during an investigation includes:
- Witness testimony
- Video footage
- Documents related to the case
- Phone calls related to the case
- Artifacts related to the case
- Photographic evidence
If you have any evidence to share, we ask that you bring it forward as soon as possible for review by our legal team. You may also uncover information during an investigation, and we ask that you share it with our lawyers right away.
We Could Argue That the Police did Not Follow Proper Procedures
The police might have failed to read you your rights, searched your vehicle without a warrant, or acted without suspicion or probable cause.
The Breathalyzer Results Were Not Accurate
The breathalyzer results might have been skewed due to your use of medication, mishandling by the responding officer, or improper cleaning procedures.
Consider Retaining Support From a Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Austin
Our legal team offers a wide range of support so you can work through this situation and understand what will happen next. When you retain one of our lawyers, they will communicate with you openly, explain your legal rights, and support you during all meetings, hearings, etc.
You can call or email our lawyers at any time, and you can share information or ask questions as much as you need. Do not take phone calls, emails, or letters from others involved in the case without guidance from your representative. Our lawyers will be with you when you must answer questions.
We will explore reduced or waived sentences, if available. Your lawyer could ask the judge for community service time in exchange for a small amount of time served. We might even be able to pursue getting your record expunged.
Call Our Team for a Free Criminal Defense Consultation
Call (214) 696-9253 for a free consultation. When you speak with our team, you can learn more about your case and how you should proceed. These circumstances should not define the rest of your life.
Plus, you may want support. We will protect your rights and help you navigate a tense situation such as this. Our criminal defense lawyers will stand by Austinites accused of or arrested for crimes. We are ready to hear your side of the story.