We all make mistakes, and we all deserve a second chance.
The effects of an arrest and criminal charges can have long-lasting, expensive consequences on a person's life. In such cases, the only thing that stands between a light sentence and a much stiffer punishment is an experienced criminal defense attorney. Finding the right lawyer is important; choose wisely considering a lawyer's experience, knowledge, and reputation as a criminal trial attorney.
While we respect officers, we don't always agree with their decisions or assessment of a situation. Some facts scenarios do rise to the level of a crime being committed, but often the questioned behavior or act, while not the best decision, nevertheless is not a crime. Often times the police are arresting, not because probable cause exists, but to reduce a potential risk that they perceive. Whether reducing the risk via arrest is reasonable is different from the question as to whether probable cause or evidence of an offense beyond a reasonable doubt exists.
Experience matters - Common sense will tell you that you need to hire a former prosecutor that has years of experience prosecuting the same crime that you are now facing charges for.
Representing the State of Texas, I worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Cameron, Hays, and Travis Counties from 2002-2017. My extensive experience includes years as the Chief Misdemeanor Prosecutor and Lead Felony Prosecutor. Specifically, I handled not just Violent Crimes, but also handled Drug Cases, Assault Cases, as well as, DWI's. For many years I was also assigned to the Public Integrity Unit, prosecuting White Collar Fraud, Corruption, and Public Officials. For more than seven years, I worked in-house as the only Assistant District Attorney on-site advising the Austin Police Department. My experience also includes being the Felony Prosecutor that handled all cases assigned to the Mental Health Docket, as well as, Veterans Court Docket; I am familiar with how mental illness can affect a crime and punishment. With my extensive experience and established reputation within the legal community, I can help you obtain the best possible resolution of your case.
Simply put - I have handled thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases over the years, and know what to look for to get it resolved in your favor. Let me fight for you, and your second chance.
Please know there is no fee for an initial consultation. Call me today at 512-454-7548 to schedule your appointment.