If you or someone you love was arrested and is facing criminal charges and possible conviction, our team can help. Criminal conviction could cost you your freedom, separating you from your family and friends. It could also damage your current position and impact your future career goals, temporarily or permanently cost you your driver’s license, and lead to costly financial penalties.
A criminal defense lawyer from our firm can help with the aftermath of your arrest in Little Elm, including representing you at court appearances and negotiating plea bargains. We can challenge the validity of your arrest and negotiate a reduction in, or dismissal of, the charges against you. Our team will fight for the rights you are entitled to, look for leverage to help your case, and investigate the probable cause that led to your arrest in the first place.
We Can Help You Fight These Criminal Charges
Criminal charges can come in many forms and range in degree from misdemeanor to felony. No matter what type of criminal charges you are facing, you are entitled to legal representation to help you fight for justice and fairness. We represent clients in cases involving:
- Sex crimes
- ALR hearings
- Auto theft
- Commercial DWI
- Domestic violence
- Weapons offenses
- Boating while intoxicated
- Assault and manslaughter
This list is not exhaustive—we may be able to help with your case even if it is not listed here. We offer free consultations 24/7, so prospective clients like you can learn more.
How Our Team Builds an Effective Defense
When we represent you, we listen to your story to understand what happened and why you were arrested in the first place. Our team looks into every detail of your arrest to identify any inconsistencies in police or witness recollections. When we go to work on your criminal defense, we will:
- Locate and interview any available witnesses
- Ensure the state acts in a timely fashion
- Identify and consult any necessary expert witnesses
- Negotiate plea bargains and sentence reductions
- Investigate whether there was probable cause
According to Texas Code of Criminal Procedure § 14.03, any police officer who arrests you must have probable cause to do so. Lack of probable cause to arrest you could help us negotiate in your defense.
In addition to probable cause, our team will also challenge any questioning that took place after you requested a lawyer. We look for any other violations of your rights. If you were not advised of your rights in full and in a language that you understood, or if any other violation took place, it could provide leverage in your case.
Possible Criminal Penalties in Texas
With more than 30 years of legal experience as a prosecutor, state district judge, and now defense attorney, Randall B. Isenberg can help you understand and navigate the criminal justice system. According to the Texas Politics Project guidelines, criminal conviction could lead to financial penalties and periods of confinement.
Penalties for Misdemeanor Conviction
If you are convicted of a misdemeanor in Little Elm, the penalties you face can be extensive and costly. Our team can help you fight to avoid these penalties, which include:
- A year of incarceration and up to $4,000 in fines for a Class A misdemeanor
- Up to 180 days of imprisonment and up to $2,000 in fines for a Class B misdemeanor
- Up to $500 in fines for a Class C misdemeanor
You do not have to manage your defense or interpret Texas’ criminal law on your own. A criminal defense lawyer from our firm is ready to help you fight for the best possible outcome of your case.
Penalties for Felony Conviction
Felony convictions typically lead to larger financial penalties and often result in longer jail or prison sentences than misdemeanors. They can include up to:
- Life imprisonment and $10,000 in fines for a first-degree felony
- 20 years imprisonment and $10,000 in fines for a second-degree felony
- 10 years imprisonment and $10,000 in fines for a third-degree felony
- 2 years of incarceration and $10,000 in fines for a state jail felony
We can negotiate plea bargains to help minimize these penalties that would separate you from your family or disrupt your career or education.
Results for Previous Criminal Defense Clients
When our team goes to work for you, we fight for lower charges and reduced penalties. Where possible, we fight to have the charges against you dismissed altogether. Results for previous clients include:
- Possession of a controlled substance – dismissed
- Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon – reduced to a misdemeanor
- Felony theft – reduced to a misdemeanor
- Robbery – reduced to a misdemeanor
- Driving with a suspended license – dismissed
- Class A DWI (second offense) with .14 BAC – reduced to Class B misdemeanor
We fight hard to ensure our clients get the legal support they need. Our firm provides a responsive customer experience that keeps each client updated as their case progresses. When you are ready to fight for your future, we are ready to provide the guidance and support you need.
Let Our Criminal Defense Team Fight for You in Little Elm
If you or someone you love was recently arrested on criminal charges and is facing conviction, you are not alone in your fight for justice. The criminal defense lawyers on our team will work with you to help minimize the potential damage of conviction and help you get your life back on track.
When you are ready to fight for your freedom and your good name, we are ready to help. Get a free consultation and find out how hard our team will work to help you protect yourself, your family, and your future. Contact the client intake team at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg by calling (214) 696-9253 today.