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Criminal Law in Texas

Understanding Offenses, Punishment, and the Texas Criminal Justice System

Criminal law in Texas refers to the body of rules that define and proscribe criminal offenses and set out the punishment for those offenses. In Texas, criminal law is governed by both state and federal law. The Texas criminal justice system comprises several different agencies and organizations that work together to investigate, prosecute, and punish illegal activity.

In Texas, criminal offenses are generally classified as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the severity of the offense. Misdemeanors are less severe crimes that are punishable by up to one year in jail. In comparison, felonies are more severe crimes that are punishable by imprisonment for more than one year. In all, criminal law encompasses:

(Drug Possession and Drug Distribution, including cases involving cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and marijuana)

It can be difficult when facing a criminal offense case alone. When these issues arise, reach out to an experienced criminal law attorney who can provide comprehensive advice for your specific case.

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CRIMINAL LAW

Criminal Law in Texas

Criminal law in Texas refers to the body of rules that define and proscribe criminal offenses and set out the punishment for those offenses. In Texas, criminal law is governed by both state and federal law. The Texas criminal justice system comprises several different agencies and organizations that work together to investigate, prosecute, and punish illegal activity.

In Texas, criminal offenses are generally classified as either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the severity of the offense. Misdemeanors are less severe crimes that are punishable by up to one year in jail. In comparison, felonies are more severe crimes that are punishable by imprisonment for more than one year. In all, criminal law encompasses:

(Drug Possession and Drug Distribution, including cases involving cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and marijuana)

It can be difficult when facing a criminal offense case alone. When these issues arise, reach out to an experienced criminal law attorney who can provide comprehensive advice for your specific case.

Legal Defense for Criminal Law

Criminal law in Texas can be a complicated subject. It is essential to thoroughly understand the relevant laws and how they may apply to your case. If you or a family member are facing criminal charges, don’t wait to get legal representation. Attorney Brian is on call. 

Brian will represent you in Cuero Texas or the surrounding areas at all stages of the criminal justice process, including arrest, bail hearings, pre-trial motions, plea negotiations, trial, and post-trial motions and proceedings. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable team of lawyers and legal professionals are ready to provide you with detailed insights and guidance on how we can best support you. Whether you are facing a legal issue that is not listed or simply need a referral to other relevant resources, we are here to ensure that you receive the support you require. We firmly believe that with the guidance of a respected and experienced local lawyer, it is always possible to find effective solutions to the most challenging of legal problems.

CASE STUDY

Real Cases, Real Results: Our Success Stories

John Smith was arrested and charged with armed robbery after a convenience store was held up at gunpoint. According to eyewitnesses, a man matching John’s description entered the store with a handgun and demanded cash from the register before fleeing the scene. The police were called, and John was arrested a short time later, still in possession of the cash and the weapon.

John’s defense attorney argued that there was a lack of evidence linking John to the crime. Furthermore, he argued that there were several inconsistencies in the eyewitness testimony and that the police had not followed proper protocol when they arrested John.

At trial, the prosecutor presented evidence such as footage of the robbery, and the cash and the gun found on John were presented as evidence. The eyewitnesses were also called to testify.

However, the defense was able to cast doubt on the prosecution’s evidence, and the jury ultimately found John not guilty of the armed robbery charge. While the arrest and trial had been a difficult experience, John was relieved to have been cleared of the serious criminal charges.

It’s worth noting that a case such as this would have much more complexity in reality and a more involved process, but this is just a hypothetical scenario for the sake of the example. Additionally, the not guilty finding does not indicate the actual guilt or innocence of the person, it’s based on the ability of the prosecution to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

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