Criminal Law2019-02-08T05:27:43-06:00

In need of an experienced criminal attorney?

Contact me today to see how I can help. I am also available by phone at (800) 630-5985 or text at (972) 814-7318.

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Contact me today to see how I can help.

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List of All Criminal Offenses This Office Handles

Following is a list that includes most of the criminal offenses this firm handles. If you are charged with any offense that is on the list it is strongly suggested that you contact an attorney and discuss the case and options available. Don’t procrastinate. Call us at 1-800-630-5985 or text us at 972-814-7318 to setup a free phone consultation.

Misdemeanors, Felonies and Violent Crimes

Misdemeanors:

These types of cases range from traffic offenses, class C misdemeanors, to Assault Family Violence cases, a class A misdemeanor. Any jail time required on these cases is done in a county jail and usually the maximum time is no more than one year. Although many are minor compared to felonies, convictions for certain misdemeanors can have harmful consequences on a person’s future. A conviction may cause someone that is not a United State Citizen to be deported, for example an Assault Family Violence charge, lose their job (for example, a truck driver getting charged with a DWI), and can severely impact a person’s reputation (for example, charged with shoplifting), or keep them from getting an apartment (for example, charged with Possession of Marijuana and the apartment manager is fearful the person may be using Marijuana or other drugs on the premises).

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor it is advised not to trivialize the offense and to take it very seriously. It is not necessarily the immediate consequences but long term impact that one needs to keep in mind. Feel free to contact our office if you are charge with any type of misdemeanor. Please note that we do not handle class C misdemeanors.

Felonies:

These offenses are for very serious crimes that could cause a person to go to prison. Certain low level felonies are termed State Jail Felonies and are for offenses such as nonviolent offenses. Examples are credit card abuse, possession of a small amount of Methamphetamine, and DWI with Child. Time spent in a state jail is usually day for day and parole is not offered. With state jail felonies there are statutory options available that the defense attorney may use to negotiate with and get the prosecutor to agree to allow the case to be reduced to a misdemeanor or if not reduced, allow the defendant to do any jail time in a county jail instead of a state jail.

Many times a trial is the only option on a felony case and, if the outcome is a not guilty, the defendant can get all traces of the charge removed. Before he goes to trial, he can choose who would assess his punishment if he is found guilty. A very important decision with a lot of factors involved.

If found guilty, most defendants would ask for probation and usually get it. If a person is not given probation and sentenced to prison, he may be eligible for parole fairly quickly if he has not been in trouble before and does not cause trouble while in prison. For example, a person is sentenced to five years for a nonviolent offense, he may eligible for parole in less than a year.

Most cases are plea bargained out and do not go to trial. If we can, we try to get the offense reduced to misdemeanor and get a special type of probation that allows the defendant to get the record sealed at a later date. If we cannot get it dismissed, we still may be able to get the special type of probation that will allow sealing the record at a later date. Feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.

Violent offenses:

These types offenses are discussed separately because of the serious consequences of a conviction. A person convicted of a violent offense, for example aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, cannot get straight probation from a judge. If he went to trial and selected the option of letting the judge assess the punishment, the judge would have to send him to prison if he were convicted. Prior to going to trial, a defense attorney may be able to work a deal where the defendant could be given a special type of probation that the judge could legally agree to. A detrimental aspect of being sent to prison for a violent offense that must be kept in mind is that a person must do at least half the prison sentence before he will be eligible for probation. These crimes for the most part are termed 3g offenses by attorneys. The 3g pertains to section in a Texas statute that describes the type of crimes that are considered violent or heinous crimes that he cannot put a defendant on probation for. The bottom line, if charged with a violent crime, consult with an attorney as soon as possible and discuss your options and make sure that you understand them.

For the Texas Penal Code which describes all non-drug cases, link to:
http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/?link=PE

For the Texas Statute that covers drug offenses, link to:
http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/HS/htm/HS.481.htm
and look especially at chapters 481 through 485 of the Health and Safety Code.

If you are charged with any criminal offense, including any one of the above, call us at 1-800-630-5985 or text us at 972-814-7318 to setup a free phone consultation. Do not try to handle yourself as that could take away your liberty and reputation!