Each year thousands of Texas residents are charged with a crime. From misdemeanors to felonies, DWI, drug offenses, weapons crimes – there is no shortage of laws for law enforcement officials and prosecutors to use to allege crimes have occurred. As a result, when Texas residents are facing a criminal case, they need to work diligently to craft a defense strategy.
A strategy unique to your case
The facts and allegations in any given criminal case are always unique to the circumstances involved. For example, your DWI case may be very different from the one you heard of from a friend or family member, which means the results in the case could be very different as well. But, no matter what the charge involved in your case is, it is important to remember that an arrest is not a conviction. The prosecution must prove your guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt.” That is a high bar to meet.
Of course, not every criminal case goes all the way to a bench or jury trial. Some defendants find it advantageous to explore the possibility of a plea bargain. Doing so could result in a deal that lowers the severity of the charges in your case, or perhaps limits the maximum sentence you could receive if you do, in fact, plead guilty. But, the decision on whether or not to explore a plea bargain should likely be just one part of the overall criminal defense strategy in any given case.
At our law firm, we work with our clients to help them determine the best path forward in their own unique situation. Whether it is pushing a case to trial or exploring a plea bargain, we attempt to help our clients make the best decisions in difficult situations. For more information, please visit the criminal defense overview section of our law firm’s website.