In Texas, a criminal conviction could send you to jail or prison for years, depending on the nature and severity of the charges you face. You will face substantial monetary fines and the prospect of having a permanent criminal record.
Talking to a criminal defense lawyer in Highland Park can help you understand the seriousness of your charges. You will gain critical insight and understanding into how you can potentially fight the charges pending against you. You do not have to face this frightening and potentially devastating experience alone.
For help, contact the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today at 214-696-9253.
How a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Highland Park Can Help
Attorney Randall B. Isenberg and the legal team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg provide a host of services to our criminal defense clients.
We Protect Your Rights
The U.S. Constitution provides you with specific legal rights that a criminal defense lawyer understands and will defend. You cannot assume that the police or the criminal justice system will always afford you these rights.
We Ensure You Understand Your Options
In our first meetings, we will explain what your criminal charges could mean for your future, concerning jail or prison, fines, and other penalties. We will outline your potential options, so that you can make informed decisions throughout the process.
We Stand by Your Side
Our team will represent you in all matters related to your case, so you never have to worry about facing your challenges alone. We will prepare you in advance for your court dates and appearances to ensure you do not provide the prosecution with any statements it could use against you.
We Fight for Your Future and Your Freedom
Depending on the nature and severity of the criminal charges you face, you could be facing months, years, or even decades behind bars. Our legal team will explore every option to ensure the best possible outcome in your case.
Potential Outcomes for Highland Park Criminal Charges
Our legal team will carefully evaluate your case to determine the best approach, based on the evidence we believe the prosecution may have. Depending on our evaluation and how you choose to proceed, you will typically choose one of three options:
1. Reduction of Charges
If we can identify aspects of your case where the police violated your legal rights or otherwise made mistakes that weaken the prosecution’s argument, we will use that information to negotiate for a reduction in your charges.
2. Case Dismissal
If the errors made by the police were particularly egregious, or if the prosecution’s case is weak, we may ask the prosecutor to drop the charges or petition the court for a dismissal of your case.
3. Criminal Trial
In some cases, such as if the prosecutor will not cooperate and the court will not dismiss your charges, we may recommend that we take your case to trial. If this becomes necessary, we will build and present the strongest case possible for your defense.
Other considerations that will affect our recommendations include your past criminal record (if applicable) and any aggravating circumstances that may apply.
Choosing the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer in Highland Park
In Texas, criminal offenses carry anything from a Class C misdemeanor charge (the least serious) to first-degree felony charges (the most serious). Most criminal charges involve the threat of both jail or prison time as well as hefty fines.
You will also have a permanent criminal record if the court finds you guilty of criminal charges or if you agree to a plea bargain.
The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg represents Highland Park residents in all the following areas of defense:
- General Criminal Defense
- Drug Possession
- Intoxication Assault
- Intoxication Manslaughter
- Under 21 DUI
- Driver’s License Hearings
- Other Drug Crimes
- Firearms Charges
- Prostitution & Sex Crimes
- Domestic Violence
- Assault, Murder & Other Violent Crimes
- Criminal Record Expungement/Sealing
- Probation Violation
Understanding Your Constitutional Rights in a Criminal Case
In any criminal proceeding, your legal rights and protections, as established by the Constitution, include these critical provisions:
- Protection against illegal search and seizure
- Protection against self-incrimination
- The right to a fair, public trial without delay
- The right to legal representation
You have many other legal rights in addition to these. However, the provisions listed above often play a critical role in Texas criminal cases.
Protection from Unlawful Search and Seizure
For example, if the police performed an illegal search of your home or car and found an illegal substance, the court could declare the evidence inadmissible in court. Without a criminal defense attorney looking over your case, you may not realize the search was unlawful or know what to do about that.
Right Against Self-Incrimination
You have no obligation to provide a statement to the police or answer any questions without your lawyer present. Unfortunately, prosecutors sometimes try to convince you to accept a plea bargain, using the argument that it will allow you to put the incident behind you.
You should never provide any information or accept any deal without first talking to a Highland Park criminal defense lawyer. For that reason, we recommend contacting our office as soon as possible. If the state has not yet filed charges against you, talking to a lawyer is even more critical, as we may be able to help you avoid facing charges altogether.
Free Consultation with a Highland Park Criminal Defense Lawyer
Attorney Randall Isenberg has 30+ years of experience in the Texas criminal justice system. He worked as a chief felony prosecutor and served as a state district court judge. As a criminal defense attorney, he puts that knowledge to work for the benefit of his clients.
During our free, no-obligation consultation, we will help you understand your rights and ensure you are able to make the most informed decision possible.