Results-Focused Criminal Defense Representation
Getting arrested can be terrifying. You may face harsh punishments and damage to your reputation and livelihood. You don’t want to take chances with charges that can change your life. At Biebas and Riley Attorneys at Law PLLC, our criminal defense attorneys have years of experience helping clients in Belton, Killeen and Temple and throughout Bell County fight their charges.
When you work with our team, you will receive results-focused representation that uses proven courtroom strategies and experience to defend your rights and freedom. Our lawyers know how overwhelming a criminal charge is. They maintain communications with our clients throughout their cases while never losing sight of getting the results they need.
Lessening The Impact Of Criminal Charges
Laws are constantly evolving and changing. When you research your charges, you may be overwhelmed by the potential consequences and not know how to proceed. Working with an experienced criminal defense attorney can take the guesswork out of the process.
Our lawyers can help you with a variety of criminal charges, including:
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Drug possession
- Domestic violence
Most minor crimes or first offenses result in a misdemeanor charge. Although misdemeanor convictions have less severe punishments compared to felonies, they can still have a significant impact on your life. A misdemeanor causes lasting problems, from the denial of government assistance to the loss of or inability to get a job.
However, depending on the circumstances of your case, a misdemeanor can be reduced so that you face less severe consequences. At Biebas and Riley Attorneys at Law PLLC, our lawyers will evaluate your case to determine if defenses such as involuntary intoxication, self-defense, duress or mistake of fact apply.
Common Charges And Punishments In Texas
In Texas, criminal charges carry harsh penalties, depending on the crime committed. For domestic violence, the charges depend on whether serious bodily injury resulted as well as the defendant’s criminal history. Punishments include prison time and a fine of up to $10,000.
Texas defines assault in three categories, with each having different penalties. An assault by contact is a misdemeanor and may result in a fine of up to $500. An assault resulting in bodily injury is a misdemeanor with a punishment of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000. The most serious assault charge, aggravated assault, carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison.
Drug possession charges vary depending on the type of drug, the amount of it and any previous drug possession offenses. For example, drugs in Group 1, including cocaine, heroin and meth, result in a felony and prison time. In Texas, possessing 2 ounces to 4 ounces of marijuana is a Class A misdemeanor that results in prison time. Possessing between 5 pounds to 50 pounds is a felony.
Get Started With A Local Attorney Today
Don’t wait until it’s too late to fight your criminal charge. You need an experienced attorney who knows how to fight for you. Contact us today at 254-781-5914 or reach out online to schedule your free consultation with one of our lawyers. They are available 24/7 for urgent criminal consultations.