Conviction for a criminal charge in Denton can put you behind bars for months, years, or decades. You will also face substantial monetary fines and the possibility of probation and community service.
Depending on the severity of the charges, you may even lose important civil rights, such as the right to own or possess a firearm. You will also have a permanent criminal record that can haunt you for a lifetime, whenever you try to get a job or rent an apartment. A criminal defense lawyer in Denton can help protect your freedom and your future, standing by you through the complex maze of criminal proceedings.
Attorney Randall Isenberg will bring more than three decades of experience — as a criminal defense lawyer, state district court judge, and chief felony prosecutor — to building your case. This unique insight into the local court system and the prosecutor’s mindset means he has what it takes to help you through this challenging time in your life.
Call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today at 214-696-9253 to schedule a free consultation.
Why Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
Being accused of a crime is a terrifying experience. But you retain the right to appoint your own counsel — and you should use it. A criminal defense lawyer will represent you through every phase of the criminal process and proceedings. Your lawyer will:
- Protect you and your best interests
- Ensure you understand your options and what they may mean for your future
- Use his legal knowledge to build the strongest possible case in your defense
- Keep you from making incriminating statements to police
- Carefully review all evidence in your case, looking for any procedural errors or potential violations of your legal rights. These weaknesses can often provide critical leverage your lawyer can use to negotiate with the prosecutor for a reduction or dismissal of the charges against you.
- Build a strong case and defend you in court (if the prosecutor will not negotiate your charges)
What Can I Expect If I Face Criminal Charges in Denton?
The potential penalties for conviction on Texas criminal charges depend on the
alleged crime and any potential aggravating factors.
Upon conviction, you can expect to spend time behind bars for many types of offenses. You will also have to pay a substantial fine as well as court costs and fees. You might also face community supervision (probation) and community service. And, of course, you will have a permanent criminal record that will show up if someone, such as a potential employer or landlord, runs a background check on you.
However, a criminal charge does not merit an automatic conviction. You can fight the charges against you.
What Options Do I Have for Fighting My Charges?
The best possible outcome — and the one that your criminal defense lawyer will likely push for immediately — is the dismissal of your charges. Your lawyer may try to persuade the prosecutor that your case will not stand up in court, or convince the court to dismiss the charges.
Your attorney may also attempt to negotiate a reduction in charges, sometimes called a plea bargain or plea deal, if doing so would potentially help you avoid jail time or another harsh penalty.
In some cases, your lawyer may recommend going to trial for your charges. Because the prosecution must meet its burden of proof, establishing your guilt may present a challenge. In that case, your lawyer needs only to introduce reasonable doubt to the judge or jury.
Whatever course your attorney recommends, he will answer any questions you might have, allowing you to make an informed decision about your future.
What Cases Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Handle for Me?
Randall Isenberg is board-certified in criminal defense by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Randall and the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can assist you in any of the following matters. If you do not see your exact charges listed below, contact our office to learn more.
- General Criminal Defense
- DWI Reduction
- Felony DWI
- Underage DWI
- Under 21 DUI
- Commercial DWI
- Intoxication Assault
- Intoxication Manslaughter
- Boating While Intoxicated
- Drug Crimes
- Drug Possession
- Prostitution, Solicitation, and Other Sex Crimes
- Murder, Assault, and Other Violent Crimes
- Family or Domestic Violence
- Weapons Offenses
- Probation Violations
- Expunction and Non-Disclosure
- ALR License Suspension
- DMV Hearings
Depending on your charges, your prior criminal record, and any aggravating circumstances that may affect the alleged offense, you could face charges ranging from a Class C misdemeanor all the way up to a first-degree felony.
When Should I Call a Criminal Defense Attorney?
Although a reduction in charges offers a viable option for many offenses, the Texas Penal Code (TPC) disallows plea deals for some of the more serious criminal charges. In other words, once the prosecutor files charges, your option for a plea bargain may disappear.
So, even if you believe the prosecutor has only just started considering filing charges — or if you know the police have you under investigation — you should call a criminal defense lawyer immediately.
In many cases, your lawyer may successfully convince the prosecutor not to file charges or to file less serious charges against you.
Also, the quicker your attorney can begin to dig through the evidence, the sooner he can uncover any potential problems or violations of your legal rights.
Can I Meet with a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Denton for Free?
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we know how important it is for you to have legal representation as you face criminal charges.
For that reason, we offer complimentary consultations and case reviews. That way, you can talk to a lawyer, ask questions, and develop a better understanding of the process. You can also use this information to help you decide on the next step.
Call us today 214-696-9253 to set an appointment with a criminal defense lawyer in Denton.