Common state criminal charges include:
Texas recognizes five levels of felony charges:
In additional to incarceration, there are many other consequences of a felony criminal conviction in Texas, including lengthy periods of supervision, drug testing, home searches and other privacy violations, loss of voting rights, loss of the ability to own or carry firearms, job loss, loss of reputation, the inability to hold certain jobs or work in certain professions, and negative consequences involving residency or citizenship applications, including deportation.
Defendants under investigation or arrest are always best served by early consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Houston. Exercising your right to remain silent is always the best course of action. While attempting to explain or defend yourself to law enforcement can be tempting, it is highly unlikely you will talk your way out of arrest. Investigators are only interested in gathering evidence of your guilt. If they are talking to you, it is likely they do not yet have enough evidence to make an arrest and are hoping your will implicate yourself. Even when you don’t think you are making incriminating statements, what you say to law enforcement may conflict with potential defenses an experienced law firm may have otherwise been able to use on your behalf.
Alex Macias is an experienced Houston criminal defense lawyer who represents clients in state and federal court in Houston and the surrounding areas, including Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Pearland, Knogwood, Katy, League City, Stafford, Friendswood, Richmond, Cypress, Clear Lake, Humble and Fulshear.
The Law Offices of Alejandro Macias, PC offers free and confidential consultations. Call 281-742-9508. ¡Se Habla Español!