Are you or a loved one trying to cope with the aftermath of an arrest and the harm of a potential conviction? On your own, the time after an arrest can be intimidating and filled with interviews, interrogations, and investigations. One error in judgment does not have to define or derail your future and you do not have to fight for your future alone.
A criminal defense lawyer from our firm can help you build a defense, negotiate a plea bargain, and represent you in court. When you hire us to represent you after your arrest in Ennis, a member of our team will also be by your side during hearings, investigate your arrest, and locate and interview witnesses to support your case.
Types of Criminal Defense Cases We Handle
Our team supports clients charged with a variety of crimes with compassion and understanding. Our goal is to help you navigate the complexities of the legal system while doing everything we can to help you maintain your good name. We also fight to help you avoid lengthy sentences that separate you from your loved ones. We defend clients against:
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Sex crimes
- Drug charges
- Under 21 driving under the influence (DUI)
- Physical assault
- Weapon offenses
- Probation violation
- Family and domestic violence
If you are looking for legal support after being accused of one of these crimes, we can help. The above list is not exhaustive, so if the crime you are charged with is not on this list, a team member might still be able to help. Do not hesitate to learn more about the advantages of putting a criminal defense lawyer to work on your case.
How We Fight to Defend You Against Criminal Charges
Being charged with a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense can change your current circumstances and has the potential to change the trajectory of your future. Our criminal defense team can help ensure there was probable cause for your arrest and that there were no irregularities in the arrest process that violated your rights. We can also:
- Read and review police reports
- Locate and interview witnesses
- Contest the validity of the evidence
- Negotiate sentence reductions
When our team conducts an independent investigation into the charges you face, we scrutinize everything from the arresting officer’s actions to their record of arrest to the probable cause they used to arrest you in the first place. We also delve into the evidence, make the most of the discovery process, and challenge any testing done on the evidence.
We Work Hard to get You the Fairest Result Possible in Your Case
Working with our team means you can leave the anxiety and uncertainty of the criminal justice system to us. We work hard to get reduced charges, lighter sentences, and outright dismissals where possible for our clients. According to American Bar Association (ABA) guidelines, plea bargains can resolve your case without a trial and with minimal expense. Our team understands how to:
- Negotiate favorable plea agreements on your behalf
- Navigate the court system and interpret local law
- Explain the charges against you and your available options
- Compile and handle evidence and court exhibits
- Help you stay focused on your case as it progresses
By providing responsive, supportive legal services, the criminal defense lawyers in our office can support you through the legal and emotional components of your case. We can also help you get your future back on track as soon as possible with minimal jail time and minimal impact on your personal, professional, and social life in Ennis.
We’ll Ensure Your Case is Tried in Accordance with the Law
According to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 12, the state has a limited amount of time in which they must complete your case. As part of your defense, we make sure the state lives up to its responsibility to try your case in a timely fashion. The prosecution must also meet its discovery obligation that lets us examine, test, and weigh the evidence it has against you.
How Texas Penalizes Misdemeanors and Felonies
To limit the length of jail or prison terms, we work with the prosecution to plead your case out. Our goal is to limit potential incarceration and help you and your family look forward to a brighter future. If possible, we might even be able to have the charges against you dismissed so you can avoid incarceration or imprisonment altogether.
The crime you were charged with and your criminal record both play significant roles in the subsequent consequences. The Texas Politics Project assigns the following punishments for misdemeanors and felonies. The penalties can disrupt your life, derail your career, and limit your personal interactions with friends and colleagues.
Penalties for Misdemeanors
Per the state’s crime and punishment guidelines, misdemeanors can include burglary, theft, and assault in varying degrees. They are punishable as follows:
- A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by as much as a year of incarceration.
- A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by as much as 180 days in jail.
- A Class C misdemeanor is punishable by a substantial fine.
While a misdemeanor conviction might not carry the more substantial penalties of a felony conviction, it is still damaging. Do not hesitate to put our team to work fighting for the best possible outcome for you, no matter what charges you are facing.
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Penalties for Felonies
When the state convicts you of a felony, their crime and punishment guidelines dictate the following:
- A first-degree felony is punishable by up to 99 years of imprisonment.
- A second-degree felony is punishable by up to 20 years of imprisonment.
- A third-degree felony is punishable by up to 10 years of imprisonment.
- A state jail felony is punishable by up to 2 years of incarceration.
Do not put your future at risk by attempting to handle your Ennis criminal case on your own. With more than 30 years of experience as a former prosecutor and state district judge, Randall B. Isenberg can help you develop a defense that safeguards your future and gives you a new start.
Put our Criminal Defense Attorneys to Work on Your Case Today
Are you ready to get a free case evaluation, a review of the state’s evidence, and a comprehensive look at a defense plan? Contact a team member at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today.