Plano, Texas Criminal Defense Attorney
Lawyer for Criminal Charges Filed in Collin, Dallas, or Denton County Court
If you have been arrested on the suspicion that you have committed a crime, you may be completely overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do next. A conviction on any criminal charge will have an impact on the rest of your life, but a conviction on a serious charge like murder or any crime against a child could result in you spending the rest of your life in jail.
It is no secret that the state of Texas is tough on crime, and the penalties prescribed by law can be quite severe. At The Crowder Law Firm, P.C., we know what is at stake when you are facing state-level criminal charges. Our firm's history spans more than two decades, and during that time, we have secured over 250 acquittals and not-guilty verdicts for our clients. We are prepared to put our experience to work in protecting your rights, your future, and your reputation.
Misdemeanor Defense in North Texas
At our law firm, we help clients facing a wide range of misdemeanor offenses. There are several levels of misdemeanor charges under Texas law, the most serious of which could result in one year in jail and fines of up to $4,000. Relatively low-level or non-violent crimes such as petty theft or a first offense for driving while intoxicated (DWI) are usually prosecuted as misdemeanors. It is important to understand that while misdemeanor charges might not seem like a very big deal, a conviction could still follow you for the rest of your life.
Fort Worth Felony Lawyer
Serious crimes are prosecuted as felonies in Texas. You could face felony charges for offenses such as armed robbery, possession of controlled substances with intent to deliver, and most types of sex crimes. Felony charges range in severity from a state jail felony, which is punishable by up to two years in a state jail, to first-degree felony, which is punishable by up to 99 years or life in state prison. Texas law provides a separate level of felony for capital murder charges, for which prosecutors have the option of seeking the death penalty following a conviction.
Grand Jury Representation
When you have been arrested in connection with a felony offense, you must be indicted by a Grand Jury before the case against you can continue. During a Grand Jury hearing, prosecutors must show that there is probable cause to believe that a felony has been committed. In many cases, the defense is allowed to present evidence against the prosecution's case before the Grand Jury.
Attorney Darlina Crowder and her team are prepared to help you build a case to present to the Grand Jury. To do so, we will conduct an investigation of your arrest and the circumstances surrounding it. If you contact our firm before you are indicted, we may be able to convince the Grand Jury to dismiss your case or reduce the charges against you.
Protecting Your Rights
An indictment by a Grand Jury is merely the first step in a long journey. If you have been indicted, the team at The Crowder Law Firm, P.C. will go to work in preparing a thorough, aggressive defense against the charges you are facing. We understand the techniques that prosecutors will often use in an attempt to secure a conviction, and we will do everything we can to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
Call 214-303-9600 Today
For more information about facing criminal charges in Texas, contact our office. Call 214-303-9600 for a free, confidential consultation today. The Crowder Law Firm, P.C. serves clients throughout the region, including in Plano, Dallas, Fort Worth, McKinney, Garland, Denton, Frisco, Collin County, Tarrant County, Grayson County, and Denton County. Se habla Espanol.