Criminal Charges


Criminal charges in Texas can have an immediate, negative impact on quality of life, employment, and basic constitutional rights and privileges. The weight of this burden is often shouldered not only by the citizen accused, but also their family and dependents.

With the exception of defendants facing a Class C Misdemeanor, everyone charged with a crime in Texas is facing a minimum of 6 months incarceration. Criminal charges in Texas encompass a wide range of offenses, from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies. The Texas Penal Code categorizes crimes into different classes, each carrying its own set of penalties. Criminal charges in Texas carry a weight that extends far beyond the courtroom.

Every citizen in the United States is guaranteed the right to counsel by the 6th Amendment. If you are charged with a crime in Texas, obtaining legal counsel will be the single most important decision you make. 

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Driving facts involved failing to maintain a single lane and speeding. Client refused breath test and forced law enforcement to obtain search warrant for blood. Blood test result was not used after challenge from Defense, and State waived and abandoned charge.



Client was a college student, worried about the collateral consequences of an alcohol offense. After negotiation and review of the traffic stop, the case was dismissed. Client received no criminal conviction. The charge was later expunged and deleted from client’s record.



Client was involved in minor accident. Client was at fault in accident. A young executive, client was concerned that a criminal conviction for DWI would result in termination. After review of the traffic stop, it was clear the officer lacked probable cause for arrest. State eventually dismissed DWI charge. Client received no criminal conviction.


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Client, a military veteran, was facing up to one year in jail. State could not prove intoxication by alcohol, and was prepared to proceed on loss of use by marijuana. After challenging the State to prove that marijuana was ingested at or near time of driving, and that marijuana impaired client’s driving, the State dismissed the case on the day of trial.



Driving facts involved a false claim by police that taillight was out. After challenging the reasonable suspicion for the traffic stop, the State was forced to dismiss the case when video did not match police report. Client has since expunged arrest, and has no criminal record.



Client is a public school teacher and faced immediate termination upon conviction. The facts of the case were bad. State was unwilling to budge in negotiation, and matter was set for trial – the last shot at avoiding a conviction and preserving client’s livelihood. State was forced to dismiss on day of trial. Client has no criminal record, and has since expunged the DWI arrest.

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