A criminal defense lawyer can help you in multiple ways, including:
- Fighting to have your charges dropped based on lack of evidence or rights violations
- Seeking a reduction in charges by negotiating with prosecutors for a plea deal
- Defending you in a court trial
- Seeking a reduction in penalties if you receive a conviction
If you face a criminal charge in Texas, the Texas Penal Code shows that those convicted could receive jail time, fines, probation, and other potential penalties. Any of these punishments could significantly alter the direction of your life, leaving you facing an uncertain future. Hiring a defense team can protect you from this fate.
Our Criminal Defense Team Offers Support in Various Ways
Multiple outcomes are possible when you are charged with a crime in Texas. Hiring a criminal defense attorney ensures you have someone fighting on your side for the best possible results.
Our defense team advocates for clients in various types of criminal cases, whether they involve misdemeanor or felony charges. An attorney from our firm will provide the following services throughout your case.
We Will Speak on Your Behalf in and Out of Court
Facing criminal charges can be incredibly challenging. The stress of needing to speak with police and appear in court can leave you feeling like the entire world is against you. Not to mention, statements you make can be used to support the prosecution’s case.
Even if you haven’t been charged yet, our firm is here to offer valuable support. From the moment you are brought in for questioning, one of our attorneys can serve as your representative and protect your rights. We will:
- Assert your rights during police interrogations
- Protect you from saying anything that could incriminate yourself
- Present your case in court
We Can Explain Exactly What You Are Facing
Going through the criminal justice system, especially for the first time, can be confusing and frustrating. However, our team of lawyers knows the ins and outs of Texas law, so you will not have to navigate this process alone.
Our attorneys will be able to break down all of the legal jargon into terminology that you can understand and explain state law as it applies to your case. Then, we will lay out all of the paths we can take to try to defend you against these charges. With this information in hand, we can come up with the best possible defense strategy together.
We Will Fight to Dismantle the Prosecution’s Case
Once we understand the charges against you and the potential penalties you face, our team will begin to think about the prosecution’s case. Our goal is to find weak spots that allow us to undermine their case. By presenting a compelling argument, we could get the charges dropped or acquit you in court. Some approaches we may take include:
- Showing that law enforcement violated your rights before, during, or after your arrest
- Arguing that there is a lack of evidence proving your responsibility for the crime
- Questioning evidence the prosecution has against you, such as breathalyzer test results
Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to negotiate a complete dismissal of your charges before they are even filed. We also may be able to convince prosecutors to drop some of the charges that don’t fit with the facts in the case.
We May Try to Seek a Plea Agreement for You
Sometimes, the facts in the case present a difficult situation, leaving you with a small chance of winning at trial. In a situation like this, we may recommend that you consider a plea agreement, where prosecutors reduce some of the charges against you in exchange for a guilty plea without going to trial.
The biggest benefit of a plea agreement is reducing the penalties you may face. According to the Texas Politics Project, if you plead guilty to a reduced charge for a misdemeanor, you could face jail time for up to one year and a $4,000 fine. Meanwhile, if your original charge was a third-degree felony, you would have faced jail time of 2 to 10 years and a $10,000 fine.
We certainly will seek to have your charges dropped first. However, we will advise if using a plea bargain strategy becomes a far better choice than going to trial against the original charges.
When You are Facing Criminal Charges, You Have a Right to Hire a Defense Team
If you are facing criminal charges in Texas, consider hiring Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg to defend you. Do not sit back and hope that these charges will disappear on their own or that law enforcement will naturally choose to treat you fairly or give you a break.