In the criminal justice system, “guilty” is purely a legal concept. By definition, any person I represent cannot be guilty until and unless a) the person pleads guilty or no contest and is found guilty by a judge, or, b) the person is found guilty following a fair trial before a jury of his or her peers.
The charges against you are criminal charges. I defend your legal innocence.
Every criminal case is resolved in one of two ways. In a plea agreement, the prosecution and defendant agree on an appropriate punishment or some form of dismissal. If the prosecution’s plea offer is unacceptable, the only other option is trial. The reality is, most criminal cases are resolved without the need for a trial. But the difference between a dismissal and a conviction resulting in probation or jail time may well depend on your attorney and what he or she is willing and able to do for you.
When you are charged with a crime, I consider the long-term consequences from day one: whether your case can be dismissed; whether you will be eligible for nondisclosure if you are offered deferred adjudication; whether you have any prior criminal history that can be expunged; and any other relevant factors. My goal is always to dispose of the case in a way that will make my client eligible for expunction or nondisclosure.
Whether you have been charged with possession of marijuana or any other offense in Austin/Travis County, Texas, you deserve an attorney who will be responsive to your needs, respectful of your situation, and responsible about your case. You can be confident that I will do everything possible to secure a dismissal, and that I have the experience and ability to defend you at trial if a plea bargain just won’t do.
Here are examples of charges where I have been able to secure dismissals or otherwise help my clients seal or expunge their record.
- Possession of Marijuana, Felony
- Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor
- Possession of Controlled Substance, Felony
- Violation of Protective Order
- Criminal Mischief
- Assault on Elderly Individual
- Burglary of Habitation
- Criminal Trespass
- Burglary of Vehicle
- Resisting Arrest
- Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Aggravated Assault causing Serious Bodily Injury
- Theft by Check
- Theft, Shoplifting
- Fraudulent Removal of Writing
- Sale of Alcohol to a Minor
- Deadly Conduct
- Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon
- Public Lewdness
- False Statement to Obtain Credit
- Motion to Revoke Probation
Every case is different, and I cannot guarantee success, but I’ll sure as hell try.