Assault

Assault, intentional and knowing injury.  Injury is defined as pain.

A charge of Assault is an instance when opinion and emotions are charged.  A fact based approach, cutting through perception and focused on the incident in question is often the best approach.  An affidavit of non-prosecution by the complainant is usually worthless.

When facing charges of Assault , it is imperative to be represented by an experienced trial lawyer, whose fees include trial.

DWI / DUI

DWI stands for Driving While Intoxicated, and DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence.  In the State of Texas, this comes down to an age difference.  A person 21 or over, who has been drinking and driving and then pulled over could and probably would be charged with DWI if mentally impaired or with an elevated blood alcohol level of at least .08.

Should that person be under the age of 21, Texas has a “zero tolerance” law.  It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to drink and drive.  Which means, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to drive having consumed any amount of alcohol.  In Texas, anyone under the age of 21, with any detectable amount of alcohol in their system, regardless of impairment, would be charged with a DUI, and could also be charged with a DWI as well, at the discretion of the arresting officer.

With either charge, a person arrested for drinking and driving could face license suspension, fines, and/or possible jail time.

When facing charges of DWI or DUI, it is imperative to be represented by an experienced trial lawyer, whose fees include trial.

Prescription Fraud

A medication that is available for legal purchase or possession with a valid written from an authorized medical professional, i.e., a doctor or dentist is a prescription drug.

Because prescription drugs can be difficult to obtain legally, the black market for the sale of prescription drugs, which have been procured illegally – for example pill mills.

Prescription fraud is the illegal acquisition of prescription drugs only legally available from a medical professional for profit or personal use.  When an individual visits multiple physicians to obtain multiple prescriptions, or forges a prescription, most commonly for drugs such as oxycodone, diazepam, lorcet, Percocet, morphine, or Adderall.

When facing charges of prescription fraud, it is imperative to be represented by an experienced trial lawyer, with specific expertise defending fraud cases in local courts and whose fees include trial.

Sexual Assault

There are several options in defense of an accusation of sexual assault.  Innocence, in which the best defense is a proven alibi (receipts, credit card statements, witness corroboration, even DNA evidence); mistaken identity, where reasonable doubt be raised.

Sexual assault defendants may however admit to performing the actions, but maintain that it was consensual, or admit to the crime, arguing that due to insanity or mental incapacity they are not responsible for the charge in question.  Consent, however, can be difficult to prove and is often controversial.

Because not only is your reputation on the line, but also your criminal record and more, you will need answers to questions about defense strategies to an accusation of  sexual assault.  You will want to know and be confident in next steps more about mandatory sex registration, should you be convicted.  There are several ways to approach a Sexual Assault defense, so it is imperative seek representation from an experienced trial lawyer, whose fees include trial, to present your strongest case.

Identity Theft

Should you find yourself under investigation, or with charges brought against you for identity theft or identity fraud, it is imperative to speak to a criminal defense attorney immediately.

Identity theft occurs when you obtain, possess, or use someone else’s information (even without benefit from the theft) but with intent to fraudulently use that information for benefit.

When facing charges of Identity Theft, it is imperative to be represented by an experienced trial lawyer, with specific expertise defending identity theft cases in local courts and whose fees include trial.

Murder

Murder is the killing of one human being by another.

A homicide is considered murder when it is:

  • intentional
  • unlawful and
  • done with “malice aforethought”, i.e.
    • intent to kill
    • intent to inflict very serious, or “grievous,” bodily harm
    • extremely reckless indifference to the value of human life, or
    • intent to commit a dangerous felony (which accidentally results in the death of another).

It is imperative to seek representation from an experienced trial lawyer, whose fees include trial, to present your strongest case.

Domestic Violence

Violent acts committed by one family or household member against another (child abuse or mistreatment of a spouse) are considered Domestic Violence.  Domestic Violence applies to physical harm inflicted any partners — living together or simply dating, and most commonly involves repetitive physical or psychological abuse.  Charges are based on severity of injury, presence of a minor, violation of protective or restraining orders.  Generally domestic violence includes abuse such as slapping and pushing, but can also include stalking.

Because of emotionally charged situations that surround domestic violence arrests, cases depend on facts presented during trial, rather than perceptions.  It is usually worthless to file a motion for non-prosecution.  When facing charges of Domestic Violence, it is imperative to be represented by an experienced trial lawyer, whose fees include trial, to present your strongest case.

Drug Possession

A criminal defense attorney is equipped to guide your case and apply appropriate strategies.  There are strategies of defense which a skilled attorney will utilize.  Defense strategies such as investigating the circumstances of any search and seizure, proof of ownership and/or crime lab analysis of the drugs in question,  proof of existence of drugs confiscated, drugs planted at scene, entrapment and exemption for medical marijuana use.

When facing charges of drug possession, it is imperative to be represented by an experienced trial lawyer, with specific expertise defending drug possessions cases in local courts and whose fees include trial.

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