Horseshoe Bay, Texas Criminal Lawyers
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas School of Law, Rick Cofer was a defense attorney before serving over eight years as a Travis County Assistant County Attorney and Travis County Assistant District Attorney handling DWI, assault, family domestic violence, drugs, sex crimes, property crimes, juvenile charges and murder cases.
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Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2000.
Rated "AV-Preeminent" by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell in 2009.
Named a Texas "SuperLawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine since 2008.
President of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in 2006-2007
President of the Williiamson County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in 2015-2016
Office in Georgetown or Round Rock since 1996.
Lives in Round Rock
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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