Felonies and Misdemeanors
Obviously, misdemeanors are not as serious as felonies, but it would be a mistake to take these criminal charges lightly. DWI and assault/family violence convictions, for example, carry consequences far beyond what happens in court. In some cases, these harsh consequences cannot be avoided, but often a good criminal defense lawyer can spot ways to minimize penalties. If you are arrested in San Marcos, New Braunfels, Seguin or Lockhart, call us for a consultation.
New Trials, Appeals, Habeas Writs
If you are convicted of a crime in Hays, Comal, Guadalupe, Caldwell or any county in Texas, there are options for challenging that conviction. There are strict deadlines for filing a Notice of Appeal or a Motion for New Trial, so do not delay in hiring an appellate attorney. An attorney who is experienced with appeals can advise you of your options, and provide an honest assessment of the likelihood of success.
Early Termination, Modification,
Motions to Revoke
There are several types of probation: straight/regular probation, deferred adjudication probation, and pre-trial diversion. These programs differ mainly with regard to the effect of successful completion v. unsuccessful completion. Good criminal defense lawyers know the difference, and can advise you on all probation options, whether in New Braunfels, Seguin, San Marcos, Lockhart, Luling or surrounding cities. In many cases, a good criminal defense lawyer can help you get off probation early, help you modify unreasonable conditions, or if things go wrong, defend against a motion to revoke probation.
Expunction & Non-Disclosure
If you fight your charges at trial, and are aquitted, you are automatically entitled to have your arrest records expunged. However, there are other circumstances that will allow you to either expunge (erase) your records or seal your records. It is critical to have a lawyer who knows these laws well so that you are thoroughly advised on these important options.