Facing criminal charges or being implicated in a criminal investigation can put your entire life on pause. If you are in this situation, the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can help you. A Farmers Branch criminal defense lawyer from our firm may be able to protect your rights. We can make sure that you are being treated fairly and work hard to try to have the charges against you dropped or reduced.
Some people think they have to go it alone when facing a criminal situation, but that simply is not true. The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can help you understand your rights and how to protect them throughout the duration of your case.
Do not take criminal accusations against you lightly. Even a minor conviction may lead to jail time, expensive fees, and the loss of some of your liberties. Call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today at (214) 696-9253 to learn more in a free consultation with a member of our team.
Common Criminal Charges You May Face
There are a variety of common criminal charges that Texas residents may face in their lifetimes. None of us expect to be facing criminal liability, but sometimes we are in the wrong place at the wrong time or wrongly implicated in the commission of a crime.
Here are some of the most common criminal charges:
- Driving while intoxicated: in Texas, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is defined as driving a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher.
- Drug possession: even for a minor drug possession charge, you face jail time and serious fees. Texas takes drug offenses very seriously, and you should, too.
- Assault and battery: whether for a serious entanglement or a sudden bar fight, an assault and battery charge can turn your life upside down.
- Burglary: this may involve breaking into a building or premises illegally.
- Robbery: this offense may include taking something illegally with the added element of force or the threat of force.
Most people facing criminal charges are eager to learn what kind of penalties they may be facing if they are convicted. You can face serious penalties for a conviction in Texas. For example, the penalties for a first-offense DWI conviction may include:
- 72 hours to 6 months in jail
- A fine of up to $2,000
- A 1-year driver’s license suspension
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS), you might also need to attend an alcohol education program, serve probation, and install an ignition interlock device in your car for a DWI conviction.
Call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today at (214) 696-9253 to discuss your charges and the penalties that you may face with one of our team members.
You May Be Able to Assert a Defense to Your Charges
There are certain defenses that may be available to you. In a drunk driving charge, for example, you may be able to show that the breathalyzer machine was not calibrated properly or had not been tested recently. The police have to follow specific procedures when investigating a potential drunk driving charge, like administering a field sobriety test. If these procedures are not followed, then any evidence obtained as a result of the encounter must be thrown out.
In a drug possession charge, you may have been totally unaware that a package or bag you were given contained drugs. By showing that you were aware of the fact that you possessed drugs, certain drug charges against you may be dismissed.
Even if you cannot assert a defense, a Farmers Branch criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg may be able to help you get your charges or penalties reduced. We understand the sentencing guidelines that judges follow when considering what punishment to issue in a specific case and may be able to negotiate an outcome for your case that avoids the harshest penalties.
The Benefits of Working with a Criminal Defense Lawyer
When you work with the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg on your case, a Farmers Branch criminal defense lawyer from our firm can guide you through the legal process. Your lawyer can review the circumstances of your case and design a strategy for your defense. They may be able to collect witness statements, expert testimony, or other forms of evidence to challenge the charges against you.
Your lawyer can also handle the day-to-day aspects of your case or investigation. Any conversations that the prosecution wants to have with you can go through us first. Some people are eager to speak to the authorities to try to clear their name, but this can backfire quickly. Allowing your attorney to handle communications for you can ensure that you do not accidentally waive any of your rights.
Your attorney can also help you put your best foot forward when appearing in court. This can be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences for someone facing criminal charges or who has been implicated in an investigation. From knowing what to say, how to dress, and how to act, your attorney can make sure that you are as prepared as possible for key appearances in court.
Call the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg Today
You do not need to face criminal charges alone. A Farmers Branch criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg may be able to defend you.
Our lead attorney Randall B. Isenberg has worked as both a former prosecutor and state district judge in his 30-year-plus legal career. Today, Randall B. Isenberg devotes himself to criminal defense through the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg.
For a free case review with a member of our team, call us today at (214) 696-9253.