Criminal Law Attorneys Fighting for Your Rights
Nothing can damage a person’s future more than a criminal law conviction. It can lead to problems finding or keeping a job, access to housing or financial aid, expulsion from school and other consequences. Whether you committed the crime or you are innocent and were falsely accused, know that the State of Texas must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you did something wrong.
There’s an old legal saying that says, “It’s not about what you know, it’s about what you can prove.” Even if you committed the crime, the State of Texas must PROVE you committed the crime which, given the right set of facts and a good lawyer can be easier said than done.
Contact the San Antonio criminal defense lawyers at Gireud | Hobbs, PLLC, for a strong criminal law defense. Call our South Texas law firm at (210) 787-3916. We will review the evidence against you as quickly as possible so you know how strong the State’s case is. We will fight for you in negotiations, in plea bargaining, and in trial court to get the best possible outcome in your case.
Drunk Driving (DWI): A DWI charge (driving while intoxicated) begins as a Class B misdemeanor (up to 6 months in local jail and fines up to $2,000) but could be enhanced to a felony DWI with the potential for a long prison sentence. A DWI charge isn’t only for alcohol – you can also be charged if you are under the influence of drugs including prescription drugs.
Drug Crimes: Possession of marijuana, cocaine, meth or prescription drugs that aren’t yours or aren’t properly being stored in their prescription bottle, sale of an illegal drug, intent to sell or distribute – our criminal defense lawyer has years of experience prosecuting cases like yours so he understands the defenses against the charges and how to attack your case. Public opinion is changing about marijuana possession and slowly but surely, so are the courts. However, until the legislature passes new laws allowing for the possession of marijuana like other states have done, you still need a strong defense because the police and the district attorney’s office still considers this harmless substance a crime.
Domestic/Family Violence: Domestic assault can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Other charges that can come along with domestic violence charges are Interfering with a 911 Call, harassment or stalking, and violation of a protective order. If you are facing a hearing for a protective order against you, call immediately: (210) 787-3916. Convictions for these types of crimes carry the potential of jail time as well as lifelong consequences. You will not be able to legally possess firearms or ammunition for the rest of your life and any family violence conviction can have a detrimental effect on future child custody cases.
Assault: Did you know that you could be charged with assault even if you didn’t become involved in a fight? An assault conviction can have significant consequences, possibly affecting your immigration status or child custody.
Theft: This can start as a Class C misdemeanor resulting in a simple fine, but if you have previously been convicted of theft on multiple occasions even stealing a pack of gum can lead to 6 months to 2 years in state prison. You need a strong defense. These types of crimes can cause immigration consequences and will make it VERY difficult to obtain a job in the future.
Probation Violations: If your probation officer thinks you failed to meet the conditions of your probation, you could end up back in jail or prison. With quick legal help, we may be able to help you avoid the jail cell.
Criminal Law and Immigration
Many criminal charges have unexpected consequences for immigrants. And it is not just current charges; your immigration status could be affected by an old conviction as well. At Gireud | Hobbs, PLLC, we think ahead to ensure our defense of a criminal charge doesn’t result in deportation whenever possible.
Contact The San Antonio Criminal Law Defense Team at Gireud | Hobbs, PLLC
Everyone makes mistakes; don’t let that mistake define your life. Whether you’re facing criminal charges for the first time, or you’ve had prior offenses, the defense lawyers at Gireud | Hobbs, PLLC, can help. Call our South Texas law firm at (210) 787-3916 or contact us online.