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Criminal Defense

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. 

Give us a call at 512-454-7548 now if you've been unfairly accused or if you have a lot to lose.

Learn How to Find the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer for your future.

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.  

Criminal Defense FAQ's

What are reasons to hire a criminal defense lawyer who is a former prosecutor?

When it comes time to select a criminal defense attorney, consider a former prosecutor who has experienced the “other side” of the courtroom. A former prosecutor's unique and often extensive courtroom experience and working relationships can serve to benefit clients. Click here to learn more.

What should I do if my loved one was arrested in Austin, Texas?

There are a few key things to consider when your loved one is arrested in Austin, Texas. Stay calm and supportive and try to gather as much information as possible. You may need to find a bondsman and post bail. You should also consider contacting a criminal defense attorney. Click here to learn more.

Will an assault conviction impact my professional license or employment?

Professionals risk the possibility of losing their occupational license and their prospects for future employment opportunities. Many professionals who are facing these types of charges wonder about the impact of a Texas assault conviction on a professional license and either current or future employment. Click here to learn more.

What are the long-term consequences of domestic violence assault charges?

Domestic violence charges can carry criminal penalties that may impact a person's financial future and freedom. Click here to learn more.

Can you clear or seal your criminal record?

Yes, in some cases. In Texas and many other states, a criminal conviction does not necessarily mean a permanent criminal record. While a conviction will remain on a criminal record indefinitely, there are some situations in which the record of the conviction may be expunged or sealed. Click here to learn more.

Is there a difference between an arrest and a conviction?

Yes. At the most basic level, an arrest is simply the process of being detained and taken into police custody, while a conviction is the result of being charged with a crime and being found guilty. Both arrests and convictions can have potential future implications for the individual in different ways. Learn more in our blog article here.

Just because you're arrested doesn't mean that you're guilty, but it does mean that you need to build a good, solid defense.

Give us a call at 512-454-7548 now if you've been unfairly accused or if you have a lot to lose.