Criminal Lawyer Services
If you are facing criminal charges, you are likely experiencing a great deal of stress and uncertainty about the future. A criminal law attorney can help guide you through this difficult time and provide you with the legal support and representation you need to defend your rights and interests. Criminal law attorneys specialize in the legal matters surrounding criminal charges, including DUI, assault, drug offenses, theft, and other criminal charges.
Firm partner Jimmie Price is Board Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Price is an experienced litigator and a member of both the Montgomery County and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He’ll help you understand your charges, the legal process, and the options for your defense. He will provide you with legal representation in court, negotiate plea agreements, and advocate for your rights and interests throughout the legal process.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Common Criminal Law Terms
Property crimes are a wide range of offenses and may include theft, burglary, robbery, and larceny, as well as “white collar” crimes such as embezzlement, fraud, and obtaining money under false pretenses.
Assault, battery, rape, homicide. Homicide includes a spectrum of offenses ranging from involuntary manslaughter to first-degree murder.
Possession, manufacturing, distribution, trafficking, driving while intoxicated (DWI), boating while intoxicated (BWI). Drug and alcohol-related crimes can be prosecuted and/or punished under state or federal laws.
While there are several classifications of felony offenses in Texas, a felony is by definition is a crime punishable by imprisonment of more than 180 days. Oftentimes, however, the punishment upon conviction of a felony crime can be much greater. For violent crimes, drug offenses, or property crimes involving substantial value, convicted offenders may be sentenced to 10, 20, or 40 years in prison or even life.
Any individual convicted of a capital felony offense in Texas may be punished by imprisonment for life without parole or by death. The State of Texas leads the nation in executions and has executed 583 individuals since 1982. Currently, 184 individuals await execution on death row which takes place at the Walls Unit in Huntsville.
Convicted felony offenders, in addition to prison time, can also be ordered to pay fines ranging up to $10,000 plus restitution to their victims.
In addition to fines and incarceration, a felony criminal conviction can have many other negative collateral effects. A felony conviction can seriously hamper one’s efforts to attain employment and the ability to obtain many types of professional licenses can likewise be impacted negatively. In addition, an individual convicted of a felony in Texas is prohibited from voting until successfully completing his or her punishment, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or has been pardoned.
Conviction of a sex crime and subsequent registration as a sex offender can limit where a person may live. Many offenses result in the loss of a driver’s license, and the right to hold office, vote, or possess a firearm. Other collateral consequences include damage to one’s reputation in the community and adverse effects on one’s personal and family life.
Criminal Law Questions
- What does a criminal lawyer do?
A criminal lawyer is a legal professional who specializes in defending individuals and organizations accused of criminal offenses. The criminal defense lawyers at Price & Price represent clients in court, negotiate plea agreements when appropriate, provide legal advice, and help their clients navigate the criminal justice system.
- When should you hire a criminal lawyer?
If you are accused of a criminal offense or if you believe you may be arrested for committing a crime, it is important to hire a criminal lawyer as soon as possible. Price & Price lawyers can provide legal advice, protect your rights, investigate the charges against you, and build a strong defense. Even if you are innocent, having a criminal lawyer on your side can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive a fair trial.
- What are the benefits of hiring a criminal lawyer?
Retaining the law firm of Price & Price has several advantages if you are facing criminal charges. We will provide legal expertise, take every action to ensure your constitutional and statutory rights are protected, negotiate with prosecutors to seek a more favorable outcome, represent you zealously and effectively in court, and offer emotional support throughout the process. Their specialized knowledge and experience in criminal law and procedure will be key to helping you understand your legal rights, develop a strong defense strategy, and navigate the criminal justice system with confidence.
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If you’re facing a legal issue or seeking legal advice, don’t hesitate to contact Price and Price attorneys. Our experienced and knowledgeable team is here to assist you every step of the way. We promise to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.