Criminal Defense

Parole Violations

Those who are charged with crimes may get parole or supervised release as part of their sentence. There are strict punishments in place for those who violate the terms of their release. Anyone who is accused of a violation has the right to a hearing.

Appeals

An appeal is the formal process of asking for a change in the court or jury decision. Those who wish to make an appeal of their conviction should seek experienced legal help for the best chance of having the appeal considered. However, there is a very short period of time after conviction within which to appeal.

Assault

Texas Statutes Chapter 22 of penal code covers the crimes of assault. Assault involved contact with another individual that is offensive or injurious. It can take on the form of sexual assault, aggravated assault, harassment and other related crimes.

Domestic Violence

Domestic battery is a serious charge that many people don’t really understand. The State will prosecute you regardless of your spouse’s wishes. Conviction for domestic abuse can have many unexpected consequences.

Restraining Orders

A restraining order is not necessarily a criminal charge, but those that violate a restraining order may face a criminal charge. If convicted, a person who violates a restraining order could face fines and even jail time.

Bench Warrants

Similar to an arrest warrant, a bench warrant against a person means that they can be arrested on the spot if found by law enforcement. Most commonly, a bench warrant is issued against those who failed to show up in court, or is identified as a subpoened witness who refuses to appear at trial.

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct falls under the realm of offenses against public health, safety and morals according to Texas criminal law. This can include public intoxication and other activities. It is mostly a Class C misdemeanor.

Drug Charges

There are a number of different individual criminal offenses that fall under the category of “drug crimes.” These cases require particular attention to a review of the client’s constitutional rights in order to obtain a dismissal or acquittal.

DWI/DUI Drunk Driving

Too often people pulled over for drunk driving think they have no defense, so they plead guilty. This is a serious mistake. There may be defense strategies we can use to challenge the field test or breath test. Don’t risk license suspension or revocation.

Expungements

Having your criminal record expunged means that it has been wiped clean of all your criminal charges. However, there are certain requirements that must be met in order to quality.