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Houston State Crime Lawyer

When Texas law enforcement knocks on your door, your legal journey is just beginning. I am leading Texas defense attorney Alejandro Macias. From the very start, I stand up for you and put a stop to abusive policing.

State Crime Lawyer in Houston

The vast majority of criminal charges are filed in state or municipal courts in Texas. Misdemeanors are only punishable by fines and local jail time, while more serious felony charges may result in a lengthy prison sentence.

State Criminal Defense

Common state criminal charges include:

  • Homicide/Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Assault or aggravated assault
  • Kidnapping or aggravated kidnapping
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Sex crimes
  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking, distribution or manufacturing

Texas recognizes five levels of felony charges:

  • Capital felonies: Punishable by life in prison or the death penalty. These crimes are limited to capital murder and capital felony murder.
  • First-degree felony: 5 to 99 years or life in prison. These penalties are most often associated with violent crimes, including homicide, aggravated robbery, arson causing death and attempted murder. However, some crimes against children and high-level drug crimes involving trafficking large amounts of narcotics may also result in first-degree felony charges.
  • Second-degree felony: 2 to 20 years in prison. These types of crimes include manslaughter, aggravated assault, robbery and arson.
  • Third-degree felony: 2 to 10 years in prison. Indecent exposure to a child, tampering with evidence, certain firearms charges and crimes against persons, including stalking, are included in this category or crime, as well as many drug offenses.
  • State jail felony: 180 days to 2 years in jail. This level of offense includes many types of property or theft crimes, including check forgery and theft, and some drug offenses. However, a defendant with a prior criminal record can have such charges upgraded to a third-degree felony.

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.

Houston State Crime Defense

Defendants under investigation or arrest are always best served by early consultation with an experienced state crime 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 state crime attorney 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!

State Crime Lawyer Q&A

Convictions for state crimes in Texas can lead to severe penalties, including fines, incarceration, and a criminal record that can impact your future. A state crime attorney at the Law Office of Alejandro Macias will focus on minimizing these consequences, aiming for acquittals, reduced charges, or favorable plea agreements whenever possible.
Yes, skilled representation by a Houston state crime attorney can significantly mitigate the consequences of criminal charges. By challenging evidence, negotiating plea deals, or advocating for alternative sentencing, we strive to minimize the impact on your life, focusing on preserving your rights and future opportunities.
If you're facing state criminal charges, it's essential to act quickly to protect your rights. Contacting a reputable state crime attorney in Houston, like the Law Office of Alejandro Macias, is a critical first step. For a confidential consultation to discuss your case and how we can help, please reach out to the Law Office of Alejandro Macias, PC.

Additional Information in Houston, Texas

Texas Penal Code: Detailed information on criminal offenses and penalties in Texas.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice: Resources for understanding the criminal justice process, including inmate search and victim services.
Texas Indigent Defense Commission - Training: Provides training resources for judges, lawyers, magistrates, and court personnel on indigent defense practices and procedures.
Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

When it comes to a criminal investigation, the sooner you act, the better your ability to protect yourself will be. You have the right to an attorney, and you should use it. Call my office today at 281-742-9508. There is no time to waste.
Teffy Poki
Teffy Poki
2023-04-19
WOW literally MY TESTIMONY HE IS AN AMAZING LAWYER 👏🏽 👏🏽👏🏽 My 💯% RESPECT He is HONEST, TRUSTWORTHY & KIND PERSON 💯% REAL WITH FACTS HE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU WITH EVERYTHING HE GOT!! 💯 % SATISFACTION!!
Maryam Sadat Ebrahimi Roshan
Maryam Sadat Ebrahimi Roshan
2023-03-05
I am going to rate this attorney 5 stars. He saved me in a crimnal court which everything was against me. I was about to lose my residancy in the states if i plead guilty. He dismissed my case professionally and after that dismissal i could get my american citizenship. God bless Alejandro
Victor Gonzalez
Victor Gonzalez
2022-09-07
Alejandro Macias es el mejor abogado que había tenido, gracias a Dios por poner en mi camino, la primera vez que hable con el, es como que me hubiera dado otra vida, recomiendo al 100% es alguien con quien puedas hablar y confiar.
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    WOW literally MY TESTIMONY HE IS AN AMAZING LAWYER. My RESPECT, He is HONEST, TRUSTWORTHY & KIND PERSON. REAL WITH FACTS. HE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU WITH EVERYTHING HE GOT!! SATISFACTION!!
    Teffy Poki
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    I am going to rate this attorney 5 stars.He saved me in a crimnal court which everything was against me.I was about to lose my residancy in the states if i plead guilty.He dismissed my case professionally and after that dismissal i could get my american citizenship. God bless Alejandro!
    Maryam Sadat Ebrahimi Roshan
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    Alejandro Macias is the best lawyer I've ever had, thank God for putting me on my path, the first time I talked to him, it's like he gave me another life, I recommend him 100%, he's someone you can talk to and trust.
    Victor Gonzalez

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