Criminal Defense Attorneys
Serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Area
Garcia & Ramires, PLLC’s experienced criminal defense attorneys stand ready to defend our clients on a wide range of criminal charges, regardless of their immigration status. There are initial first steps, especially if the individual has been arrested or is about to be arrested, that must be taken to properly defend the case. Too often, after an accusation has been made, the family and loved ones are ready to condemn the accused without knowing the full story. This is when family and friends matter most. Our team of well-trained attorneys work closely with our clients and loved ones to get to the bottom of every case to ensure the justice system is not simply taking advantage of an innocent individual or of someone with low economic resources and inability to retain experienced counsel.
HAVE YOU BEEN ACCUSED OF A DWI OR DUI? DID THE OFFICER PROPERLY ADMINISTER THE FIELD SOBRIETY EXERCISES?
There are time-sensitive deadlines associated with a DWI or DUI. If not handled correctly from the start, you could face serious consequences which could affect your criminal record and driving privilege. SEEK LEGAL COUNSEL IMMEDIATELY! Some of our clients are even able to maintain their driving privilege while the case is being adjudicated.
If you were pulled over and arrested for a DWI or DUI, you need to call our office immediately. While it may seem hopeless to fight a DWI or DUI charge, you need to give yourself a chance before just pleading guilty. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Garcia & Ramires, PLLC, have successfully defended many clients. We can help you too! What if the initial police stop violated your rights? What if the field sobriety tests were conducted incorrectly? What if the breath alcohol test was inaccurate? We will scrutinize every step of the Police process to ensure everything was done right! Your consultation directly with the attorney is 100% free. Call Us!
HAS ANYONE, INCLUDING YOUR WIFE OR GIRLFRIEND, ACCUSED YOU OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE?
DO NOT WAIT to be arrested! Keep in mind an accusation alone is not enough for a conviction but might be enough for an arrest. There are legal maneuvers our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys can take prior to an arrest that might assist a district attorney or police agency in deciding not to follow through with a charge thus potentially avoiding jail time.
HAVE YOU BEEN ACCUSED OF A DRUG OR THEFT CRIME? DID THE POLICE SEARCH YOUR HOME OR VEHICLE?
If you have already been arrested or searched, our team of experienced criminal defense attorneys will carefully review all the elements of the arrest and search to ensure your constitutional rights have not been violated. If you haven’t been arrested or searched yet, YOU MUST RETAIN LEGAL COUNSEL IMMEDIATELY! Too often, your own responses can be used against you. DO NOT SPEAK with a police official or prosecutor without an attorney by your side. Keep in mind, these officials are not your friends and are not there to try and help establish your innocence. To the contrary, if they are speaking with you, it may be to quietly build a case against you.
Punishment in Texas Criminal Cases
Texas categorizes criminal cases into Felonies and Misdemeanors. As a result, each case type carries its own range of punishment.
Misdemeanor C Cases:
Misdemeanor C cases include Speeding Tickets, Driving without a License, Driving without Insurance, Assault Family Violence, and Public Intoxication among other.
These cases carry the least amount of punishment, typically only fines not exceeding $500.00.
Misdemeanor B Cases:
The most common Misdemeanor B cases are Driving While Intoxicated (DWI/DUI), Drug Charges (such as possession of marijuana), and Criminal Trespass.
If found guilty, a defendant could be sentenced up to 6 months in jail plus a fine of $2,000.
Misdemeanor A Cases:
Misdemeanor A cases are the most serious of the misdemeanor category. These cases include Assault Family Violence, Driving While Intoxicated (second offense), Evading Arrest and Theft.
If found guilty, a defendant could be sentenced up to one year in jail and be fined up to $4,000.
State Jail Felony:
A State Jail Felony is the “least serious” Felony charge in Texas. State Jail Felonies include Negligent Homicide, Robbery of Vehicle, Arson, and Evading Arrest with a Vehicle.
If found guilty, a defendant could be sentenced from a minimum of 6 months to 2 years in prison, plus a fine up to $10,000.
Third Degree Felony:
Third Degree Felonies include Theft, Assault, Fraud, Burglary, and Drug Possession.
If found guilty, a defendant could be sentenced from more than two years to ten years, plus a fine of up to $10,000.
Second Degree Felony:
Second Degree Felonies are the second highest felony charge you could face in Texas. Second Degree Felonies include Manslaughter, Sexual Assault, Robbery, Burglary, and Intoxication Manslaughter.
If found guilty, a defendant could be sentenced from more than five years to 99 years (life) in prison, plus a fine up to $10,000.
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