No matter what kind of crime you get charged with or how many times you have been convicted in the past, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A Keller criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can help you defend yourself.
Our firm will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation over the phone. Then, one of our lawyers can look for evidence to build your case, negotiate for a lighter sentence, and even represent you in the courtroom.
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You deserve a lawyer who will do everything possible to protect your rights. The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can provide you with such a lawyer. We can:
- Find corroborating evidence: Our team will look for witnesses, documentary evidence, and more to show that you are not guilty or that the police mishandled your case.
- Seek a dismissal or reduction: Depending on what evidence we find, we may be able to ask the judge to reduce the charges against you or even dismiss the charges.
- Present your case in court: If your case goes to trial, we will defend you in front of a judge and jury. This could involve finding and questioning witnesses, preparing exhibits, and other legal duties.
- Demystify the legal process: Your lawyer will make sure you know what is going on in your case and that you have an opportunity to ask questions.
- Prioritize your needs: Feel free to call us at any time if you have a question or concern or if a new development has you reconsidering our course of action.
How do you know if we can help? Members of our team are standing by all day, every day, to assess your case at no cost or obligation to you. All it takes is one quick phone call.
How Criminal Charges Can Affect Your Life
A conviction can affect all areas of your life. Below is a brief discussion of just some of the ways you and your family may suffer if you are convicted.
Both prison and your conviction itself could negatively affect your career by:
- Forcing you to take time off from work
- Giving your employer a reason to terminate your employment
- Making prospective employers wary about hiring you
- Restricting you from pursuing certain types of employment
If you are charged with a vehicular offense (e.g., driving while intoxicated), you stand to lose your driver’s license for months or years. This could affect your career by making it more difficult and expensive for you to get to and from work.
As the Texas Politics Project states, jail and prison time is a common form of punishment. Depending on the severity of the alleged crime, you could be facing anywhere from six months to a lifetime behind bars. This will take you away from your family and could have long-term implications for your psychological health.
Also, per the Texas Politics Project, you could face a fine as low as $500 or as high as $10,000, depending on what type of charge you face. Even a relatively small fine can destroy your financial security. This is in addition to the financial fallout if you lose your job.
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Per the U.S. Probation Office, a felony conviction could rob you of the right to:
- Own a gun
- Serve on a jury
- Run for office
- Apply for federal employment
You may be able to regain some of these rights, but the process is long and difficult. Some rights are not recoverable under current law.
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To many people, a conviction is a sure sign of guilt. Anyone who knows of your conviction—even relatives and close friends—may change how they act around you or cut you off altogether.
Felonies Vs. Misdemeanors
Felonies and misdemeanors are two different categorizations of crimes. Whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor will depend on:
- How serious the alleged crime is
- Whether you have been convicted of similar crimes before
- Whether you have been charged with one or multiple crimes
Felonies include the most serious charges and, therefore, the highest penalties. Felony types and their maximum penalties are listed below.
- State jail felony: A $10,000 fine and 6 months to 2 years in prison
- Third-degree felony: A $10,000 fine and 2 to 10 years in prison
- Second-degree felony: A $10,000 fine and 2 to 20 years in prison
- First-degree felony: A $10,000 fine and 5 years to life in prison
While misdemeanor convictions carry lighter penalties, they can still be devastating for those living paycheck to paycheck or who have families depending on them. Misdemeanor types and penalties are listed below:
- Class C misdemeanor: A $500 fine and no jail time
- Class B misdemeanor: A $2,000 fine and 6 months in jail
- Class A misdemeanor: A $4,000 fine and 1 year in jail
Contact Our Attorneys Today for Help
If you are in Keller, Texas, and have been charged with any type of crime, call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg. A Keller criminal defense lawyer from our firm can stand up for your rights and ensure that the legal system treats you fairly. You can reach us at (214) 696-9253.