Under the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution, citizens have the right to legal counsel when entering any judicial proceeding. Defendants also have the right to a swift public trial overseen by an impartial judge and jury. If you are facing a criminal charge in Dallas, you not only have this basic right, but you have others as well. A Dallas criminal defense lawyer can evaluate the details of your charges and help you understand your options as you move forward into the legal process.
No matter what criminal charge you are currently facing, the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can assist you in your defense. Call our team today at (214) 696-9253 for a free consultation.
A Criminal Conviction Can Change Your Life’s Course
Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony, the effects of a criminal conviction can have far-reaching implications on different aspects of your life.
Should you be convicted of a crime, you could face difficulties when:
- Applying for a loan or other forms of financial assistance
- Seeking employment
- Attempting to obtain custody or visitation rights of a child
- Having your criminal record be accessed on the internet
- Applying for housing
Depending on the crime that you are convicted of, you may not be able to expunge the offense from your record, or even hide the specifics of your offense from public view. For example, if you are charged and convicted of boating while intoxicated (BWI), your record can never be sealed.
With this information in mind, you may want to consider what working with a Dallas defense lawyer can do for you.
Sentencing Guidelines by Crime Category in Texas
When you are charged with a crime in Texas, you could be looking at either a misdemeanor or felony charge. Both can have a detrimental impact on your ability to live a normal life.
The Texas Penal Code provides several guidelines that serve as a framework for possible charges you could be facing for statutory wrongdoing in Texas.
In order of seriousness, ranging from minor to severe, these include:
- Class C misdemeanor
- Class B misdemeanor
- Class A misdemeanor
- Third-degree felony
- Second-degree felony
- First-degree felony
- Capital felony
Each of these charges correlates with different consequences. For instance, if you are charged and convicted of a Class C misdemeanor, you could be required to pay a fine of $500 with no jail time. If you are charged and convicted of a first-degree felony, you could be looking at life in prison.
It is important that you understand the possible legal consequences of a conviction when considering legal representation.
Our Criminal Defense Practice Areas
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we are committed to providing legal representation to those undergoing criminal charges. We understand the gravity of these situations and want to help you move past this stressful time.
While we focus on many different criminal defense practice areas, some specific ones that we handle include:
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
If you are charged with a DWI, not only could you be looking at possible jail time and hefty fines, but also the suspension of your driving privileges. When you work with a Dallas criminal defense lawyer, they can investigate your case to determine whether your arrest was properly conducted or if the evidence against you is adequate.
Assault and Battery
Under Texas Penal Code §22.01, if you are found to have caused bodily injury to another person (or made similar threats) through assaultive offenses, you could be facing a misdemeanor charge. Depending on your situation, your charge could be upgraded to a felony. You do not want to take any risks when it comes to your future. Your legal team can implement various measures to have the charges against you dropped or reduced.
In Texas, anyone caught in possession of a controlled substance can be subject to legal ramifications. Depending on your situation, you could be facing a misdemeanor or felony charge. Our legal team can raise questions regarding your arrest that could have implications on your case as a whole. For instance, if you were pulled over without probable cause, your legal team can argue that your arrest was not properly conducted and that there are no grounds for the charges against you.
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we handle additional criminal cases to those we have listed here. To learn more about your criminal defense options, call us today at (214) 696-9253.
You Have a Right to Legal Representation
Working with a Dallas criminal defense lawyer can provide an array of services designed to promote a beneficial outcome.
Some of these services include:
- Investigating your case to shed light on pre-existing and new forms of evidence
- Negotiating pre-trial resolutions to keep your case from going to court
- Addressing any questions or concerns you may have during the legal process
- Advising you on your options as you undergo trial
- Handling all of the day-to-day legal responsibilities that are necessary to your defense
- Filing an appeal, if the charges against you are successful
Your freedom and much more is on the line. Your lawyer will undertake responsibilities that meet the needs of your situation.
Call Our Team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg Today
Our founding partner, Randall B. Isenberg, has more than 30 years’ experience as a state district judge, prosecutor, and now as a criminal defense lawyer. If you are facing a criminal charge in Dallas, our team can advocate on your behalf. Call our team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today at (214) 696-9253 for a free consultation.