Texas State Case Lawyers in Laredo
When Your Freedom is on the Line, Trust Gonzalez Druker Law Firm
Unless the criminal accusations made against you violate the U.S. Constitution or federal law, or they involve the federal government for any other reason, your case will be handled by the state court. These types of charges should not be taken any less seriously than federal charges, as they can lead to substantial penalties and collateral consequences.
At Gonzalez Druker Law Firm, our Laredo Texas State case attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you fight against your charges. No matter how minor your charges may seem, it is always important to speak to a law firm about the potential effects of a conviction and the likelihood of getting your charges reduced or dropped.
No Case is Too Big or Too Small
There is a wide range of criminal offenses in the State of Texas. Our attorneys are qualified to handle and have successfully represented numerous clients in all types of Texas state cases. There really is no case too simple or complex for us to take on.
We represent clients facing all types of state charges, including:
- Drug offenses
- Domestic violence
- Driving while intoxicated
- Intoxication assault
- Intoxication manslaughter
- Illegal reentry
- Transporting undocumented aliens
- Money laundering
- Wire fraud
- Health care fraud
- Probation violations
- Asset forfeitures
- Expunction of criminal records
What to Do if You’re Accused
If you are under investigation for a criminal offense or have recently been arrested, your freedom, family, reputation, and livelihood could be at stake. How you choose to proceed during this time will have a direct impact on your future.
The steps that you should take to protect your best interests during this time include:
- Do not resist an officer who is seeking to arrest you
- Exercise your Constitutional right to remain silent
- Refuse to speak to law enforcement until you have talked to an attorney
- Resist the urge to tell your side of the story without a lawyer with you
- Inform the officer you wish to contact a law firm and call Gonzalez Druker Law Firm
Remember, just because you have been arrested does not mean that you will be found guilty of a crime. There is a presumption of innocence in every criminal case, or in other words, you are innocent until proven guilty. The prosecution must have sufficient evidence to convince a judge or jury that you committed the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.
However, what you say to the police can be used as evidence against you. When you work with our legal team, we can guide you through the entire investigation and arrest process and ensure that you do not say anything that will incriminate you.
Bail Bonds and Jail Release
When a person is arrested, the number one priority for family members and loved ones is to scramble to get their loved ones out of jail. A private bail bond company will charge a fee equal to a set percentage of the bond to act as a surety on the bond and essentially get you out of jail. The problem is that many will exhaust a significant amount of their financial resources paying a bail bonds company and then will not have any sufficient funds left over to hire a team of experienced criminal defense lawyers to give them the best chance of winning their case.
When you or your loved one has been arrested, call us first and right away. For qualifying clients, Gonzalez Druker Law Firm will act as the surety on your bond and sign you out of jail so that your financial resources can be invested towards our team of highly skilled criminal defense attorneys and other investigators or experts you may need to win your case. Even if you do not qualify for our firm to act as the surety on your bond, we can help to get the bond reduced so that the amount the private bail bond company will charge you is less and you have more funds available for assembling your criminal defense team of our skilled trial attorneys, other investigators, and experts that may be needed on your case.
In determining the amount of bail for Texas state criminal charges, the following rules apply:
- The bail shall be sufficiently high to give reasonable assurance that the undertaking will be complied with.
- The power to require bail is not to be so used as to make it an instrument of oppression.
- The nature of the offense and the circumstances under which it was committed are to be considered.
- The ability to make bail is to be regarded, and proof may be taken upon this point.
- The future safety of the victim of the alleged offense and the community shall be considered.
Our team of criminal defense attorneys knows how to present evidence to support the factors the Courts consider in making bail bond decisions and can help increase your chances at a bond. When no bond is set for allegations of serious criminal offenses there are several tools available, such as examining trials and writs of habeas corpus that our team of skilled criminal defense attorneys can use to challenge your continued detention by the government.
In Texas, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious crime with severe consequences. While first and second DWI offenses are charged as misdemeanors, a third offense is a felony. If convicted, you could have your driver’s license suspended for a year or more, and also be required to pay a costly fine and spend several days or months in jail. A DWI will also cause points to be put on your license and could lead to increased insurance rates.
Contact Us Today
If you have been arrested for a crime, turn to our Laredo Texas State case lawyers at Gonzalez Druker Law Firm. We can begin by answering any legal questions that you have and help you understand what could happen both now and in the future with your case. If your case needs to go to trial, we can help you prepare a strong defense plan that casts doubt on the prosecution’s evidence against you.
No matter what stage you are in your Texas State case, contact (956) 436-5700 for the experienced legal representation you need.