Horizon City, Texas Criminal Lawyers
Prior to entering private practice, Joe worked as a Staff Attorney at Texas Riogrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA), representing low income residents of El Paso, and the most vulnerable members of our community in various civil matters, fulfilling his desire to use his law degree to help achieve justice for residents along the Texas/Mexican border.
After his time at TRLA, Joe spent over three years as an Assistant District Attorney (Felony Trial Division) for the 34th Judicial District of Texas (El...
After the military, he went to law school and started out doing plaintiff's legal malpractice, suing other attorneys/ lawyers who had committed some form of fraud or breached a fiduciary duty to their clients. While at that firm, he second chaired two million dollar plus cases, one of which...
An advocate of community, people's, and rascuache lawyering, Raymundo Elí ? Rojas has been a proponent of immigrant rights and an advocate of workers for more than 15 years. His work has extended from the U.S.-Mexico border region...
As a native El Pasoan, Marco Aranda is dedicated to providing strong legal representation to the local community. Marco Aranda is an alumni of the University of Texas at El Paso, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Committed to advancing his education, he attended Texas Tech in Lubbock. He completed his Master’s degree in Business Administration in addition to his Juris Doctorate.
Because of his strong passion for the local community, Marco Aranda decided to return to his hometown of El Paso, Texas. His goal is to serve the southwest community...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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