Frequently Asked Questions

I was accused of a crime? What should I do?

You should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately if you have been accused of a crime or been questioned by authorities. They can discuss your situation and strategize the best path forward in your case.

Should I plea for probation or parole?

Both are better than jail time. Probation often allows you to stay in your home and job instead of going to jail. Parole enables you to leave prison or jail early and return to your home. Both options require specific, limiting conditions and working with a probation officer. We do all we can to get your case dismissed (if applicable), to ensure you stay out of jail and/or get the least possible sentence allowed by law.

Where my civil rights violated?

Primary sources of civil rights law include the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (the “Bill of Rights”), as well as a number of important pieces of federal legislation passed in recent decades. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a notable example of federal law aimed at preventing discrimination. If you feel your Civil Rights were violated, contact us immediately.

Explain a misdemeanor and a felony?

Being charged with a felony is usually punishable by a year or longer in jail. You may also go to prison. Misdemeanors in Texas are crimes punishable by up to one year in local or county jail. Many factors can affect whether the offense is a misdemeanor or a felony.

What should I do if I get arrested?

Do not speak to the authorities who arrest you. Cooperate with their requests but preserve your right to remain silent. Anything you say during this time is used against you. You will be fingerprinted and photographed and may need to wait for bail. Contact an attorney right away.

What is attorney-client privilege?

Attorney-client privilege refers to a legal privilege that works to keep confidential communications between an attorney and his or her client secret. The privilege is asserted in the face of a legal demand for the communications, such as a discovery request or a demand that the lawyer testify under oath. Just talking to an attorney does not constitute the privilege.

Do you do grand jury packets?

Local citizens will be called to listen to your case and review the evidence in a grand jury. They will decide if there is enough evidence in the case. We can submit a package to explain why the grand jury should "No Bill" your case. If indicted, they cannot determine if you are guilty. Your case will be set on the trial docket.

Why was I ordered to pay restitution?

An attorney can help guide this process and help you understand what you may owe. It can include money paid to victims or for damaged property. You may also need to pay for medical or funeral expenses.

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