If you or someone you love was recently arrested in Hurst, our team may be able to help you defend yourself against the potential damage of a criminal conviction in Texas. Our legal team might be able to help you fight the charges against you by:
- Reviewing the circumstances of your arrest
- Fighting to lower the charges made against you
- Exploring the possibility of a plea bargain
Not all arrests have to lead to a conviction, life-changing imprisonment, and stiff financial penalties. A Hurst criminal defense lawyer at our firm might be able to help defend your case. If a criminal arrest and the threat of conviction is looming over you, we want to offer you legal assistance. Contact the criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today.
Our Team Handles Cases in Several Criminal Defense Practice Areas
A criminal arrest can have a devastating impact on your social, private, and work life. You do not have to accept an arrest and possible conviction without challenging the circumstances of your arrest or trying to mitigate the conditions of a conviction.
Our criminal defense team may be able to help you fight back against the damage of one of the following criminal charges:
- Commercial DWI
- DWI involving an accident, wreck, or injury
- DWI marijuana
- DWI reduction
- Felony DWI
- First offense DWI
- Second offense DWI
- Under 21 DUI
- Underage DWI
- Breathalyzer and blood test defense
- ALR suspended license
- Boating while intoxicated
- Drug crimes
- Drug possession
- Intoxication assault
- Intoxication manslaughter
- Grand theft auto
- Weapons offenses
- Domestic violence
- Sex crimes
- Murder and assault
- Expunction and nondisclosure
- Probation violation
As hard as we try, no one is perfect, and a mistake or error in judgment should not have the power to destroy your life. Our criminal defense team may be able to help you find your way out of a difficult situation with minimal damage.
Mitigate the Damage of a Criminal Conviction
If you or a family member is fighting back after a criminal arrest, you might be facing penalties that can cost time, money, and your freedom. The Texas Politics Project guidelines provide the following information on mandated penalties for criminal convictions:
- First-degree felony: Five to 99 years or life imprisonment, plus a $10,000 fine
- Second-degree felony: Two to 20 years imprisonment, plus a $10,000 fine
- Third-degree felony: Two to 10 years imprisonment, plus a $10,000 fine
- State jail felony: 180 days to two years of incarceration, plus a $10,000 fine
- Class A misdemeanor: One year of incarceration, plus a $4,000 fine
- Class B misdemeanor: 180 days of incarceration, plus a $2,000 fine
- Class C misdemeanor: A $500 fine
The stress and trauma of a criminal arrest can leave you overwhelmed. You do not have to lose your reputation, job or career, or time away from your family because of a misstep or error in judgment. Our team may be able to help you limit your punishment and get your life back on track.
A Criminal Conviction Might Tarnish Your Future
If an arrest leads to a conviction in Texas, you may be forced to spend time in jail or prison. In addition to separating you from your family and friends, a criminal conviction might also have negative repercussions even after your sentence is completed.
In the 2016 publication of NIJ Update, Catherine E. Forrest explored the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, specifically on when ex-offenders try to reintegrate into society after release. According to Forrest, criminal convictions might restrict ex-offenders’ ability to:
- Own a firearm
- Interact with children
- Seek gainful employment
- Obtain public housing
- Obtain traditional housing
- Teach at specific education levels, e.g., college
Our team will fight hard to limit these negative effects. Our legal team might be able to negotiate a dismissal of the charges made against you or a reduction in their degree and severity. Our goal is to mitigate these damages and protect your future from being permanently stained.
Contact the client support team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg and find out how a Hurst criminal defense lawyer on our team may be able to help you with your case.
How Our Team Fights for Your Freedom
A criminal charge can have short-term consequences, such as having to live with the embarrassment of an arrest and potentially missing days, weeks, or months of employment while awaiting bail. It may also have long-term consequences, such as losing employment, being separated from family, and having to disclose any criminal history to others, which might affect your opportunities for employment, education, and housing.
Our legal team can listen to the details of your arrest, question the probable cause that led to your arrest, and determine if your rights were violated at any point. We might be able to identify leverage that may help us defend your case.
Our team takes every case we handle seriously. If you need help collecting evidence to support your case or building an argument to defend your claims, our team wants to help you.
How Long Will Your Criminal Case Last?
Many of our clients have concerns about a criminal case dragging out and taking several months or longer. For some people, the uncertainty of how the case will go is almost more nerve-wracking than the penalties they may be facing.
We understand these concerns. However, we also know that a few months of uncertainty is well worth it if our team can help you receive a reduction in your charges or win a “not-guilty” verdict that gives you your freedom back.
The Timelines of Criminal Defense Cases Vary
Because so many aspects of reaching a conclusion in a criminal case can be out of our hands, our team of criminal defense lawyers in Hurst will not make promises on how long your criminal case will take. Some of the items that will affect the length of the criminal proceedings include:
- The number of charges you face
- The severity of the charges
- The complexity of the investigation and evidence in the case
- The willingness of the prosecution to negotiate with us
- Whether your case ends up going to trial
Some criminal cases will wrap up within a few weeks. Others may take a few years to come to a conclusion. Trust that the team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg will work to move toward a conclusion, but we will not trade speed to sacrifice seeking your best possible outcome.
Will Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer on Our Team Make Your Case Go Faster?
Our defense team will make sure that we do everything we can to move the case forward. We know how the legal system works in criminal defense cases, which helps us work toward a conclusion in a reasonable amount of time.
However, hiring our team does not guarantee that the case goes faster. For example, if you choose not to hire us and simply plead guilty to whatever charges the prosecution brings against you, your case will conclude quickly. This decision almost certainly will not be in your best interest, though.
Is There Any Way to Avoid a Trial?
The only way we can guarantee that you will not go to trial is if you are willing to plead guilty to a charge before the trial begins or if the prosecutor dismisses the case. We may recommend pleading guilty if we can secure a plea deal that we believe is favorable to you and that likely will result in a better outcome than what will occur in court.
We Are Always Available to Answer Your Questions About Trials
After they hire us, many of our clients have a lot of questions about going to a trial—especially if this is the first time they face criminal charges.
We take pride in our willingness to answer any and all questions our clients have for us. We want to prepare you for every step of this process, including the possibility of going to trial. Understand that our defense team will prepare for the trial, meaning you can put your trust in us rather than worrying about a trial.
Let a Hurst Criminal Defense Lawyer with Our Firm Be Your Advocate
If you were recently arrested in Hurst and are facing criminal charges and possible conviction, our team is ready to fight for you. Our legal team can help mitigate the life-changing consequences of a criminal conviction. You do not have to fight back on your own. Contact the criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today.