Lee County, Texas Criminal Lawyers
At the Law Office of Wesley T. Keng, we provide the counsel and information you need to deal with your situation as quickly and effectively as possible. We know...
An award-winning attorney, Phil Baker is recognized as a DWI Trial Warrior by TCDLA, ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist, 10 Best-American Institute of DUI/DWI...
Austin, TX 78701
Texas Tech University School of Law
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.
Rick Cofer has been...
As a prosecutor, Alejandro has handled hundreds of criminal cases, honing his skills in case evaluation, negotiation, trial preparation and trial. Further, he is extremely well versed in the techniques and thought processes of the prosecution.
Alejandro utilizes his comprehensive understanding of Texas criminal prosecutions to fight for his clients. His background is your strength; if there is a legal problem with your case, Alejandro will find it.
Lee County Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Texas Civil Rights Project
Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
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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