Polk County, Texas Criminal Lawyers
With a diverse background as a Child Abuse Investigator with the Waco Child Protective Services, Jeredith Jones brings a unique perspective and extensive experience to each of her client’s cases. Jeredith worked one on one with individuals in crisis,...
Admitted to the State Bar of Texas November 3, 1990.
Have won appeals, trials, and a probation revocation in Texas state courts, have undone criminal convictions with Texas state post-conviction writs of habeas corpus.
Former Matagorda County Assistant District Attorney, Section Chief of State Counsel for Offenders for appeals and Sexually-Violent-Predator Civil Commitment and also former criminal trial lawyer at State Counsel for Offenders.
Lifelong domiciliary of Texas,...
George has the experience to tell it like it is! George first gained experience while in law school at Louisiana State University. There he interned in the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s office and for the Harris County District Attorney’s office. Following law school, George worked for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office as an Assistant District Attorney and Chief Prosecutor. George handled every misdemeanor case in the book including Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Controlled...
Dr. Powell completed law school at South Texas College of Law in Houston in two years, graduating with honors. He is expecting to receive his master’s degree from the University of Florida in December 2017, with a concentration in Forensic DNA Analysis and Serology.
Dr. Powell is Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology, and he has been recognized as a DWI Trial Warrior by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TDCLA). In his...
The Bloodworth Law Firm is a Trial and Litigation law firm, which practices a general practice of law, handling a...
Polk County Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State Counsel for Offenders
Hardin County Crime Victims Assistance Center
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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