The Criminal Defense Team To Turn To When So Much Is At Stake
Help With Everything From DWI To Traffic Offenses
In the state of Texas, criminal offenses are classified as either felonies or misdemeanors. The difference is the severity of the crime.
For misdemeanors, penalties set by law can include fines that are in the thousands and jail time. Most sentences are between 30 days and one year. There are three levels of misdemeanors in Texas: A, B and C. Level A is considered the most severe.
Felony penalties can be substantially harsher. Jail time can range from 180 days up to life imprisonment. Our experienced team of attorneys handles criminal cases in both categories: federal and state felonies. There are five levels of felonies: capitol (murder), first degree, second degree, third degree and state jail felony (typically nonviolent). These charges can range in seriousness.
We represent clients in many types of criminal defense, including:
- Serious moving violations including driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Drug charges
- Weapons offenses
- Other criminal charges
We also focus our practice on expungements and nondisclosures in the Texas legal system. Armando and Antonio González are firm partners and brothers with over 45 years of combined legal experience.
What To Look For When Choosing A Criminal Defense Attorney
There are many characteristics that are necessary for an attorney to be effective at defending you. Some of these are that your attorney is responsive and that they offer a free consultation to discuss your case before taking it on. Your attorney should also have experience in the local and state courts. You should be able to discuss the process, your options, timeline and costs with your lawyer. They should also be able to communicate with you without using a lot of “legalese” or big Latin terms that mean nothing to you. You should always feel like you are in the driver’s seat and that your attorney is giving you enough information so that you can make solid choices.
Get The Legal Representation You Deserve. Find Out More In A Free Consultation About Your Case.
Do not go through the Texas criminal justice system without proper legal representation. A. González Law Firm, P.L.L.C., is here to help you understand your rights and handle your case. For the right legal counsel in Corpus Christi and South Texas, call our offices at 361-264-6574. You can also reach us online by using our inquiry form. We also speak Spanish.