Dallas/Fort Worth State Criminal Defense
When you’re charged with a crime, everything is at risk. This includes not just your freedom but your job opportunities, housing options, and social standing long after your sentence is served. With so much at stake, don’t try to handle the problem on your own. Turn to an aggressive criminal defense attorney who can help you fight for your rights.
A DWI can happen to anyone — just one too many drinks in an unplanned night out can lead to an arrest. While a first DWI offense might avoid jail time, there will still be heavy fines and a license suspension. Often, this can mean not being able to get to work and losing your job. While the District Attorney aggressively pursues DWI convictions, there are often numerous defenses available surrounding the legality of the traffic stop and the validity of any tests performed.
Drug charges can range from a small amount of marijuana found during a traffic stop to allegations of drug trafficking following a search warrant. A drug conviction of any kind can be disqualifying for countless jobs as well as apartment rentals. Drug charges are typically only beaten on legal grounds such as lack of legal possession, illegal search and seizure, and invalid search warrants.
Violent crimes include assault, robbery, and murder. These crimes against a person carry some of the most severe prison sentences even upon a first conviction. However, the evidence in these cases is often the least clear when compared to others. The District Attorney may rely on an eye witness without a full memory of the incident, blurry security camera footage, or purely circumstantial evidence. Even when actual innocence can’t be proven, an experienced criminal defense attorney can often pick apart weaknesses in the evidence to convince a jury that there is reasonable doubt.
When a felony charge is brought, it carries the risk of not just prison but a full loss of civil rights including the right to own a gun and the right to vote. When an acquittal or dismissal seems unlikely, it may be beneficial to seek to avoid a felony conviction by pleading guilty to a misdemeanor offense in exchange for felony charges being dropped.
While misdemeanors are considered less severe in the context of the criminal justice system, they still carry the stigma of a criminal conviction. Even if the District Attorney offers to quickly resolve the case with a small fine, you should ask a criminal defense attorney about all of your available options to avoid life-altering consequences.
Experienced Criminal Defense Representation
Haffar Law is available to all who need experienced criminal defense representation in the North Texas area including Dallas and Fort Worth. I have years of experience working in the local criminal justice system including over 100 jury trials. Whether you’re looking to fight for your freedom to the end or want to explore plea bargain options, I am here to help. Call today to schedule a consultation.