Theft & Fraud
Theft and fraud are considered crimes of dishonesty. As such they are often looked upon with greater disfavor than other offenses in the same range of punishment. Further, individuals with careers in the retail or service industry may encounter a disproportionate level of difficulty gaining employment in these fields with a theft or fraud conviction on their record. My law firm is experienced in defending people charged with these types of offenses.
Sex crimes carry some of the most serious penalties available under Texas law. A lengthy prison sentence and sex offender registration are very real possibilities if you are convicted of a sex crime. In this situation aggressive legal representation is essential. Who is really pushing for charges to be pursued? How can I clear my name and preserve my freedom and reputation? These must be just a few of your many questions. I have the knowledge and experience necessary to guide you through this difficult situation.
Despite some common misconceptions criminal matters involving juveniles are quite serious and a juvenile conviction can impact a young person’s life well into adulthood. In certain instances the prosecuting attorney may choose to try a juvenile as an adult or attempt to obtain a conviction that will remain on a juvenile’s record even after they have reached the age of majority. I have experience successfully defending juveniles that have been charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses.
Certain types of violent crimes may limit your ability to seek probation and can require mandatory minimums in the event of a conviction and prison sentence. These types of offenses often have complex fact scenarios and rely heavily on eyewitness testimony. Because violent crimes typically involve allegations of serious bodily injury or death the State of Texas prosecutes these cases aggressively. In the event you are charged with a violent crime it is essential to retain a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Although the common traffic ticket may seem minor, serious consequences can arise if proper legal action is not taken. A failure to appear in court or to pay required fines and fees can result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest, as well as additional financial penalties. A conviction for a traffic offense can raise your insurance premiums and can eventually lead to a suspension of your driver’s license in the event of multiple convictions. To avoid these potential consequences you need an attorney experienced in defending traffic violation cases.