A criminal conviction has the potential to destroy every area of your life. Fight for your life happiness by partnering with a criminal defense lawyer in Dallas from Chris Lewis & Associates, P.C.
No matter what crime you’ve been charged with, being convicted of it will change your life. Even misdemeanor offenses have the same potential to make your life much more difficult for you. You could struggle to secure employment, cause your family embarrassment, and destroy your financial prospects forever.
Many people don’t think about all the negative effects of a conviction in Texas. Now you have the chance to change the outcome of your case, and thus your life. You won’t be able to change the outcome later, after you’ve already pled guilty or been convicted of the crime you’re facing.
It is more than possible to beat a charge with help from a Dallas criminal defense lawyer at our firm.
Your Dallas criminal lawyer from our firm can handle all different types of criminal cases. Big or small, there’s no case that we can’t take on and work to improve the outcome of. Trying to defend yourself against a conviction is not a good idea. It takes years of education and experience to successfully defend against criminal conviction.
The following is a list of some common types of criminal cases our firm handles:
If you’ve been charged with a felony offense, don’t make the mistake of taking the crime lightly. Felonies can shatter your life in many ways, from lengthy jail or prison terms to hefty fines. Once a felony is on your record, it’s there for life. It will change the way the world views you, and being a felon isn’t something you can easily hide.
The following are some of the legal penalties of a felony conviction in Texas, which your Dallas criminal lawyer wants to help you avoid.
It’s unfortunate that a lot of people think, until it’s too late, that misdemeanors won’t affect their lives. They often believe that a misdemeanor offense isn’t something employers care about, but they’re wrong. Many employers do care about misdemeanor offenses, and being convicted of one in Dallas can affect your job prospects.
Depending on the type of misdemeanor offense, it could actually affect your life in the same negative ways a felony conviction can. For instance, if you’re convicted of a violent offense in Dallas, your employer won’t care whether the offense was a misdemeanor or felony. They may still believe you are violent and they may not want to take a risk in hiring you.
Misdemeanor convictions have many negative consequences, in addition to the legal penalties you will surely face if convicted. Listed below are some of the penalties for misdemeanor offenses in Texas, which your Dallas criminal lawyer will seek to help you avoid.
In addition to the legal penalties you will suffer if convicted, you will also face nonlegal, lifelong consequences.
Many people believe that they can’t fight their charge, as they don’t believe the criminal justice system favors the defendant; however, the opposite is true. You can’t be convicted of a crime unless the prosecutor proves beyond a reasonable doubt that you’re guilty of the offense.
They can’t just suspect you of the crime. Even if you’ve been caught red-handed, if they can’t prove that you committed the crime, you can beat your charge. That being said, you can’t beat a crime that you admit to or one that you plead guilty to. You will have to battle the criminal charge, rather than giving in and accepting your fate.
The following is a list of some defenses available for crimes in Texas. Your Dallas defense lawyer will look into your case to find the defense that will give you the best chance of evading conviction.
All criminal convictions can affect your life in negative ways, no matter how seemingly minor. Signing a plea agreement is an admission of guilt, and your criminal record will be permanently marked. Your future is always worth fighting for, and it’s not usually a good idea to try going it alone. A criminal defense lawyer from our Dallas firm can help.
We will examine every aspect of your case to work out the best possible defense. Reach out to a Dallas criminal defense lawyer with Chris Lewis & Associates, P.C.. A free case evaluation is yours when you call our office directly at 214-665-6930 or when you fill out the website submission form down below.