If you are facing criminal charges, you must consider your next move extremely carefully. A misdemeanor conviction can have a serious impact on your family and your job prospects, while a felony offense can affect your ability to earn a living for the rest of your life. Both kinds of charges can involve high fines, jail time, and the revocation of your driver’s license—and some offenders may even face long prison sentences. With everything that is at stake, it is in your best interest to fight or minimize the charges against you as much as possible. But how can you know which course of action will allow you to move on as quickly as possible?
We Represent People Accused of a Crime in Granbury, Texas
Too many people plead guilty to misdemeanor charges without fully understanding the consequences. They may be led to believe that pleading guilty will mean lesser punishments, or allow them to simply pay a fine and go home. The truth is that even if you are able to avoid jail time, accepting the charges will create limitations on your future and a criminal record that will hang over you and your family for the rest of your life. Whether you made a mistake or have been wrongly accused of a crime, we can help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Call (817) 952-6022 to tell us your story today or send us a message through our online contact form.We help our clients overcome a variety of criminal charges, including:
- DUI. Drivers can face up to two years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines depending on the circumstances of their DUI offense. Drivers who have been arrested for a second alcohol-related driving offense are especially likely to face high penalties, as Texas does not have a "look back" period for previous convictions. If you have a DUI charge on file, it can be counted in your total number of intoxicated driving offenses, no matter how long ago it occurred.
- Drug charges. Penalties for drug crimes in Texas can vary widely based on the factors of the case, including the type and quantity of drug, how the drug was concealed, the intended use of the drug, whether the offender possessed additional drug paraphernalia, and past convictions for drug-related offenses. Even possession of a small amount of marijuana can result in a misdemeanor charge, a sentence of up to 180 days in jail, and fines up to $10,000.
- Traffic offenses. There are a wide range of traffic offenses in Texas, all of which can be charged at misdemeanor and felony levels. Major traffic violations such as a hit-and-run, speeding, and reckless driving can cost a defendant up to $5,000 and a maximum of 5 years in jail. Even minor offenses can result in license suspension, making it extremely difficult for defendants to keep their jobs, attend classes, or drive their children to and from school.
- Theft. There are many different levels and classifications of theft under state larceny laws. Penalties in these cases can range from a $500 fine for a misdemeanor to over 5 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000 for a first degree felony. The penalties in these cases depend on the exact circumstances of each crime, making it vital for defendants to choose the right lawyer for their case.
- Violent crimes. A violent offense is one that involves the use of force or causes bodily injury to another person. Offenses such as assault, domestic violence, homicide, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and sex crimes carry severe sentences. Depending on the degree of physical harm caused to the victim and whether a weapon was used, an individual may not be released on parole and face many years in prison.
- Federal crimes. Some offenses fall under federal jurisdiction, which means they are prosecuted by federal attorneys or involve federal agencies. These may include tax fraud, mail fraud, organized crime offenses, bank fraud, embezzlement, international drug trafficking, or threats to national security.
No matter what charges you are facing, you should always be aware of your options before entering your plea. Attorney Brett Cain can listen to your story, examine the facts of your case, and advise you on the next steps to take in your case. Our firm will always do what is in your best interest, and we will work to secure you a fair deal in any way we can. If we are unable to make a deal with the prosecution, we will not hesitate to defend you at trial.
At the Cain Law Firm, we will handle your case with vigilance and discretion. We will challenge the evidence against you, file motions to suppress evidence if it was illegally obtained, and fight to reduce sentencing so that you can move on with your life with minimal interruption. Simply fill out the form below on this page to let us know you would like to set up a free consultation and we will respond shortly.