The term criminal law can encompass many different types of cases. A person can be charged with crimes against other persons (assaults), crimes against property (theft) and crimes against society (dwi, drugs). The Lopez Law Firm in Lubbock Texas has helped thousands of client fight criminal charges.
An assault is a serious offense in Texas. A conviction for assault can affect your future. It is important that you have a qualified attorney to assist you in avoiding a consequence that has a permanent affect on your life.
There are several different types of assaultive offenses in Texas, including
Family (Domestic) Violence
In the heat of an argument, some partners will call "911" and claim violence to "win" the argument. I have seen family violence allegations used to gain advantage in divorce and child custody cases. I can use my experience to fight your case and protect your rights.
Family violence in Texas is defined as an assault against any relative or household member. This can include same sex couples, current boyfriend/girlfriend, ex boyfriend/girlfriend, and roommates A first offense carries up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. A charge with a prior conviction for assault family violence carries up to a ten year prison sentence and a fine.
A family violence conviction can affect your life for years to come. It can affect child visitation, divorce cases, gun ownership, employment, immigration, and professional licencing. Do not plead guilty to family violence without speaking to an experienced defense lawyer.
Drug offenses are treated harshly in the criminal justice system. You must have an attorney who will mount a defense that is based on a detailed understanding of search and seizure law and an understanding of the science of drug testing and proper lab procedures. A drug conviction on your record can affect your ability to get financial aid, state benefits, keep or get your license, obtain a job or get a loan among. You will need a drug defense lawyer who will scrutinize the facts of the case, looking for a ways in which your constitutional or statutory rights may have been violated. In general, evidence seized by police in violation of the law must be excluded from evidence. My experience as a drug defense attorney who practices criminal law helps me to achieve favorable outcomes for my clients. Since 1999, I have been handling drug cases. I have experience handling cases involving:
Defending Drug Cases.
You will need an attorney who will scrutinize the police conduct in the case. An attorney who looks for ways in which police may have violated your constitutional or statutory rights in obtaining evidence. In general, evidence seized by police in violation of the law must be excluded from evidence.
I have handled hundreds of drug cases and tried drug cases ranging from simple possession of marijuana to multi- defendant Federal drug conspiracy cases. I have tried and received numerous favorable verdicts for my clients from a jury.
If you have been charged with a drug-related crime, call today, 806-744-4000, or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
Motion To Revoke, Motion To Adjudicate, Application to Revoke, Motions to Proceed
A probation revocation case begins with either a motion filed by the State claiming to the Court that you have done something against the rules of your probation. These motions will list the alleged probation violations. A warrant for arrest will be issued.
Probation violations only have to be proven by a preponderance of the evidence, not beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a much lower standard. Probation revocation hearings are always held in front of a judge. There are no jury trials for probation revocation hearings.
If you are put on regular probation then your original plea bargain contains the maximum number of years you can be sentenced to. Deferred adjudication probation is different. In that case, there is no set amount of years set as your maximum punishment. Instead, if you are revoked you are eligible to get the entire range of punishment available. You are entitled to have a hearing within 20 days for a probation violation if you are incarcerated and no bond is set.
When facing a probation revocation, you need an attorney with experience handling probation revocations. Call to set up an appointment at 806-744-4000. I have helped many clients get their probation reinstated or modified so that they can continue their probation and get out of jail and avoid prison time.
You have the right to remain silent. Use it. In a criminal case, exercising that right cannot be used against you in court. What you do say can be used in Court. Confused? contact us.
We cover all of Texas. Primary locations include Lubbock, Hale (Plainview), Floyd (Floydada), Crosby (Crosbyton), Garza (Post), Dawson (Lamesa), Terry (Brownfield), Hockley (Levelland), Lamb (Littlefield), Bailey (Muleshoe). We can also help with cases in Midland, Odessa, Abilene, Snyder, Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston, San Antonio, Houston. We focus on providing help with family law (divorce, custody, child support), criminal defense (assault, controlled substance, theft, DWI, probation revocations), and personal injury cases.