This article is being written to conclude and recap my series on the handling of felony charges in Laredo and other south Texas areas. I considered it important to write on this topic due to the fact that, for obvious reasons, many people are unsure as to how they should proceed after they have been charged with a crime. One’s level of uncertainty or confusion can be even worse if they are charged with a first offense. I wrote this series with the goal of providing information which will help people to better understand their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. If you or a family member are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a criminal defense lawyer.
I have addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. Issues which I analyzed include:
- Whether a first-time felony offender will go to jail
- Handling first-degree felony charges
- What to expect when charged with a second or third-degree felony
I addressed these topics for a number of reasons. First, while many Texas felonies are probationable, both Judges and prosecutors approach such matters in a very serious fashion. Any conviction can result in a term of incarceration that will last a year or more. Whether or not one receives probation will be within the discretion of the judge. Third, first-degree felonies are the most serious non-capital crimes which occur in the state of Texas. Understanding the types of charges which fall in this category, and the types of issues which arise in such cases, is important to formulating a defense. Finally, there are a number of instances in which one may believe that they have engaged in relatively minor conduct and are then surprised to find out that they are facing felony charges.
A key point I made in each of these articles is that one should retain an experienced attorney as soon as possible if they have been arrested. The sooner you retain counsel then the sooner your representative can take steps to build a defense on your behalf. These steps can include visiting the scene of the incident, filing any necessary Motions, interviewing witnesses, and more. As a Laredo criminal defense lawyer, I am experienced in the handling of felony cases. My office prides itself on providing the highest level of service and we will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us online or by telephone today to schedule an initial consultation.