Facing criminal charges, whether they be a misdemeanor traffic ticket or a felony drug crime, can be frightening. You need a San Angelo criminal defense attorney who will guide you through the process of defending yourself and fight on your behalf in order to obtain a favorable plea or aggressively defend your interests in court.
Here at the Law Offices of David M. White, our experienced attorney is both well-known and well-practiced in criminal defense within San Angelo courts such as the Tom Green County Courthouse, Municipal Court, and 340th Judicial District. As a result, he can not only treat every client with dignity and respect, regardless of the charges they face, but also provide knowledgeable, experienced support as he pursues a favorable outcome for every client.
We defend clients against a wide variety of criminal charges, both by resolving the case before it goes to court and by skillfully defending our clients’ interests in court. We evaluate all of the evidence and ensure that our clients’ rights were protected throughout the process, and we pursue every option to obtain the most favorable result possible in cases involving:
- Drunk Driving
- Drug crimes
- Probation violations
- Traffic violations
- Criminal record expungement
- Appeals for convictions
Schedule a free consultation with our San Angelo criminal defense attorney by calling 325.206.2340.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I Need a Lawyer for My Criminal Case?
Any time you face criminal charges, from misdemeanors to felonies, you would be wise to consult with a lawyer. Even misdemeanor charges can carry penalties that can seriously impact your life, both short-term and long-term, while felony charges can, if they lead to a conviction, cost you time in prison that you will never get back.
Addressing the criminal charges against you with the help of a professional can make it easier to navigate the process and represent your case completely and accurately. In addition, a San Angelo criminal defense attorney can identify breaches in due process, mishandling of evidence, or other situations that might impact your case. Here are just a few of the ways in which a criminal defense lawyer can assist you with your case:
- Your lawyer can devote time to your case.
With many defendants employed full-time, it can be hard to find the time to devote to preparing to defend themselves. A lawyer, however, can give as much time as needed to ensuring that the case is thoroughly handled and defended with the client’s best interests in mind.
- Your lawyer can obtain evidence that is inaccessible to defendants.
Witnesses and others may be unwilling to talk to defendants in a case or to share evidence. Criminal defense lawyers, however, can more easily access witness statements and evidence that could make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
- Your lawyer can reduce charges or penalties for your criminal charges.
By negotiating with the prosecution, your San Angelo criminal defense attorney may be able to win a deal whereby the sentences for your charges are reduced.
- Your lawyer can ensure that all legal rules and processes are followed.
If you choose to defend yourself instead of hiring a criminal defense lawyer, you may need to teach yourself about all of the legal rules and processes that apply to your case. Your lawyer will already be familiar with these and can use them to ensure that you receive the fairest treatment possible when it comes to the criminal charges you are facing.
What Can I Expect from My Criminal Case?
Regardless of the charges against you, you can expect a court hearing where you will be served with a formal complaint regarding the charges against you and the potential penalties you face.
After this court hearing, you will either receive a trial date so you can appeal your conviction (for misdemeanors) or receive a date for a preliminary hearing (for felony charges) which will determine whether your case needs to go to court. In both instances, the support of a San Angelo criminal defense attorney is critical for ensuring a smooth process and the most favorable outcome possible for your case.
In some cases, probation will be an option for defendants. Probation provides supervision of defendants for a certain period of time, either in place of or after serving a prison sentence. It is most often used for first-time offenders as a way to reduce the costs associated with the prison system while protecting broader society from any harm.
In Texas, there are two types of probation: Deferred and regular. Deferred probation occurs when the defendant has been to trial but has not been convicted and allows the defendant to seal their record. Regular probation is for defendants who have been convicted and who have been sentenced to 10 years or less by a judge or jury.
CONTACT A SAN ANGELO CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
If you are facing criminal charges, do not hesitate to reach out for a free consultation. Contact The Law Offices of David White online, or call 325.206.2340 to reach an experienced San Angelo criminal defense attorney who is well known in the area and able and willing to fight for your interests. We accept all major credit cards and offer payment plans. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.