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Houston Criminal Defense Attorneys

Being put in handcuffs and facing criminal charges are frightening experiences. The future is uncertain, and you might worry about your having to pay costly fines or spend time behind bars. In this situation, the best thing you can do to protect yourself and your rights is to consult with our criminal defense team at Turnbull Legal Group.

Seeking the Best Outcome in Every Case

The Prosecutor’s Office sees you as a case number, and they will often seek the maximum charges and penalties with little regard to how it will impact your life. Our defense lawyers see our clients as the people they are – not case numbers – and we are dedicated to fighting for the best outcome in each case we take.

We do not simply push clients into plea bargains whenever possible. Some of our past case results illustrate that we regularly seek dismissals, charge reductions, and acquittals at trial. While there is no guarantee how your case will resolve, you can trust that we will use every defense tactic possible for you.

Cases We Handle in Houston

We know that people face a variety of criminal charges every day in the Houston area. Our team has experience handling everything from simple possession to first-degree murder cases. Some charges we regularly fight against include:

  • Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
  • Drug offenses
  • Property crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Forgery/Counterfeiting
  • Other white-collar crimes
  • Weapons offenses
  • Domestic violence
  • Other violent crimes
  • Probation violations
  • Expunctions

Even a first-time DWI conviction can come with harsh consequences, so even if you think your charge is minor, you should still have aggressive criminal defense representation as soon as possible following your arrest.

Criminal Convictions Will Change Your Life

Texas law divides criminal offenses into misdemeanors and felonies. Even though misdemeanors carry lighter sentences, they are still serious matters that require a strong defense. Even penalties for a misdemeanor conviction can throw a wrench into your entire life.

The effects of a criminal conviction will vary depending on your specific case, but many consequences can include:

  • Time in jail or state prison
  • Hundred or thousands of dollars in fines and court costs
  • Restitution orders to victims
  • Probation with strict conditions
  • Community service
  • Loss of your driver’s license
  • Installation of an ignition interlock on your vehicle
  • Sex offender registry
  • Loss of your job and difficulty finding a new job
  • Disqualification from certain professions

A criminal record can also make it more challenging to find rental housing, get government funds or loans, and more. A conviction can truly change the entire course of your life, and you can face many obstacles for years to come – even long after you complete your sentence.

Your goal should be to avoid a conviction on your record whenever possible, and we can explore all possible ways to do so in your case.

Aggressive Defense Strategies

Our criminal defense team knows how the prosecutors and criminal justice system work in and around the Houston area. We can evaluate the charges issued against you and investigate the circumstances of your arrest. We help in many ways throughout your case:

  • Seeking reduced or no bail
  • Representing you at all court hearings
  • Gathering evidence in your defense
  • Presenting defenses to the court
  • Identifying constitutional violations
  • Negotiating with prosecutors
  • Advising you of your options
  • Representing you at a jury trial when needed

No matter what path your case takes, we will be there to protect your rights. We understand eligibility for diversion programs like drug court, common violations by the Houston PD, how prosecutors negotiate plea agreements, and more. Our goal is to have charges dismissed before a case ever goes before a jury. When this is not possible, we can discuss the implications of pleading guilty vs. going to trial with you, so you are confident in your decision. We are experienced litigators who know how to challenge the prosecutor’s evidence and fight for jurors to acquit our clients.

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    If you are arrested in Houston, tell the police that you invoke your right to remain silent, and then contact the Turnbull Legal Group. We can start protecting you and your case from the very start. If you are already facing criminal charges, the time to call our office is now. Waiting can jeopardize your freedom and your future.

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