One of the most frequent arrests made in the State of Texas and also one of the most common offenses for a mistake to be made that can lead to a case being completely dismissed. There are many areas where a mistake made by the officer's making the arrest or the scientist testing the blood drawn as a result of arrest can lead to the case being dismissed.
However, even if the situation where officers and scientists do everything correctly there are still many options that can be pursue that can lead to a case being dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. Quickly having a defense attorney begin negotiations with the assigned prosecutor can be particularly important in this type of case.
Convictions for ordinary traffic offenses can have a number of serious consequences such as your insurances rates increasing and even your driver's license being suspended. These penalties can be even more severe for people who have a Commercial Driver's License as a license suspension can impact their livelihood. These tickets can often be resolved without paying fines and in ways that can result in a complete dismissal with no effect to your license or insurance.
Convictions for assault and family violence offenses can have a significant impact on your ability to find or maintain a job and even to own and possess a firearm and these types of offenses have perhaps the worst kind of lasting stigma associated with them aside the most severe of felony offenses.
Despite the seriousness of these offenses, the fact is that officers will often make an arrest in situations where they are called out for a domestic dispute, even when they can't determine what actually happened or meet all the elements of an actual offense. This scenario as well as other situations can result in complete dismissal of these kinds of charges.
Mistakes can be made and many arrests are made rashly without taking time to fully analyze the situation. Absentmindedly leaving a store without paying for items is not theft and we can get that kind of case dismissed.
On the other hand, difficult times can lead to people making bad decisions in order to provide for themselves or there families. A bad situation doesn't make a bad decision okay, but that kind of mitigating circumstance can give bargaining power to lead a case toward a reduction to a lesser charge or possibly even a dismissal.
Drug offenses are perhaps the most common arrests made in the State of Texas. With many of these arrests beginning with a traffic stop and subsequent search they can often result in dismissal based upon unconstitutional action by an officer. Additionally, often times all that is needed to get on the path to dismissal or reduction to a lesser charge is some affirmative steps taken to show good faith towards addressing any possible substance abuse issue.
Burglary and Robbery are two of the most common higher level felony offenses. These are extremely serious offenses but often can arise in situations in which they are overcharged when in reality all that has been committed is a less serious misdemeanor charge. These charges can often be handled in ways to achieve reductions to lesser offenses if not outright dismissals.
The offenses listed above are by no means an exhaustive list of criminal offenses that you can be charged with or that we can assist you with. We've got experience with criminal offenses ranging from the most minor of misdemeanors to the most serious of felonies and are ready to fight for you.
No lawsuit can correct the medical injury, emotional damage, property damage or other harm caused when an individual causes you harm BUT we can make sure that they are forced to pay for the harm they have caused.
Whether it's a driver in a personal vehicle or a trucker in an 18-wheeler, we will fight to make sure that you do not bear the costs for medical injury or property damage stemming from the careless actions of another driver.
Property owners have a duty to ensure that they maintain a safe area when they allow other people onto their property. We will fight to ensure that they are held financially and morally responsible if you are injured by the negligence of a store or property owner.
A person's word is their bond and a signature or even a handshake is the basis for a legally binding contract. We will fight to make sure your agreement is enforced.
In some circumstances, once a criminal matter has been dismissed the underlying arrest can be expunged from your record. We can assist with this process.
Just because your driver's license is suspended doesn't mean you are out of options. One option is to apply for an Occupational Driver's License which can provide a limited type of license allowing for commute to and from work and for other necessities. We can help you in obtaining one.
We can help you resolve matters involving property disputes of less than $20,000.