Defending your rights
Every person charged for a crime is entitled to the presumption of innocence. It is the most fundamental right that every individual has. Unfortunately, not everyone operates under that assumption, creating situations where individuals may not be getting the fair trial that they deserve.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE OF MISDEMEANOR CRIMES
Misdemeanor crimes are categorized within three classes that represent the severity of the crime charged along with the punishment range that is possible after being found guilty of that crime. In general, a Class C misdemeanor carries only a fine punishable of up to $500. Class B misdemeanors carry a fine of up to $2,000 and/or up to 6 months in jail. Class A misdemeanors carry increased fine ranges of up to $4,000 and/or confinement in jail of up to 1 year.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE OF FELONY CRIMES
Felonies are classified into 4-5 groups. The most lenient of the felonies in Texas is the state jail felony. A state jail felony will face 6 months to 2 years in jail, in addition to the possibility of a fine of up to $10,000. From there, the punishments are more severe from a third degree to a capital felony. An individual convicted of a third degree felony will face 2 to 10 years of imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as well as the possibility of a fine of up to $10,000. An individual convicted of a second degree felony faces the same fine range, but carries with it a punishment for imprisonment of 2 years up to 20 years. A first degree felony increases it to an imprisonment range of 5 to 99 years, or life, and a capital felony carries with it a life sentence that may or may not also involve a death penalty.
EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS
While every case is different, it's important to know your options as soon as possible. Criminal cases can move fast, and it's always beneficial to know whether or not you are able to reduce or dismiss the charges that you are accused of.
What I Can Do For You
I will find all the evidence that the State has in its possession against you in regards to the case, as well as what options might be available to you. Whether that may be striking the evidence the State has with a motion to suppress, looking at the possibility of probation or deferred adjudication, a reduced offense, the eligibility of a pre-trial diversion program, or some other option that we explore together in getting the case dismissed, I will be in your corner every step of the way.