Criminal Defense

criminal-defense-el-paso-wes-lawIf you are facing the power of the State of Texas in a felony or misdemeanor criminal charge, you need a tough, experienced attorney that will fight for your freedom. Without the right lawyer, you may find yourself unnecessarily spending time in jail or paying hefty fines to go along with a criminal record. You deserve the best possible legal representation when fighting against the government, and I have the experience you need.

Felony criminal charges are no laughing matter. In Texas, felony cases begin with a minimum six month sentence for state jail felonies and can result in execution for capitol murder. A felony conviction can also affect your ability to purchase and possess firearms, vote and in some circumstances where you can even live from that moment on.

Sometimes when you’re arrested you find yourself alone with yours and your loved one’s lives in the balance. If you are facing felony charges, there is no room for second best. I have handled hundreds of felony cases, and I will help you assess the strengths and weaknesses of the government’s case. I prepare every case as if it will go to trial. Very often, that alone will result in an acceptable resolution. Remember: your right to a jury trial is absolute and I will never stop you from exercising that right.

Misdemeanor charges, while not as life altering as felonies, should not be taken lightly. If you are found guilty of a misdemeanor offense you could face up to a year in the county jail and up to a $4,000 fine. Additionally, a misdemeanor conviction can affect your ability to own weapons, find a job in the future and can affect your credit making it more difficult to secure an apartment or get a car loan. A DWI conviction for example, can result in thousands of dollars in surcharges on your driver license for years after the case is over. If you’re found guilty or even accept a deferred adjudication for assault family violence, you will never be able to possess a firearm again.

A criminal record is to be avoided if at all possible. Know your rights. Don’t talk to the police. Request a lawyer on first contact with the government. Do not submit to any procedure without your lawyer. Hire a fighter.