Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you been arrested and charged with a crime in Fort Worth, Texas? If so, the team at Cole Paschall Law will be happy to discuss your criminal defense case during a free initial consultation, where we can discuss your situation, your charges, and the options we see as the most appropriate course of action. Our experience with the Texas justice system will be an enormous asset for your case, and we will do everything we can to negotiate to a fair deal and reasonable charges given your circumstances.
Contact us immediately to schedule your initial consultation and get on the right track for your case.
There is no criminal case too big or too small in Fort Worth for our team. Our primary goal is to ensure that your constitutional rights are upheld through the entire process of your time in the Texas courts. Read more about an overview of the various criminal cases we are experienced with, and schedule your consultation right from the website.
About Criminal Defense
Criminal defense law covers a very wide range of situations — anything that has led to criminal charges. When you hire a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney, you are bringing a legal professional to your team to ensure that your case follows the guidelines set forth by the US Constitution, and that any rulings made against you are fair and just. In addition, we will work to reach an agreement with the prosecution that may result in reduced charges or some other agreement other than the standard sentencing.
Examples of Criminal Cases
A criminal case is any instance where an individual is charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime, and must have their case heard to a judge before being issued a sentence. The sentence does not need to involve prison time — there are a variety of penalties that come with criminal charges in Texas. Below are some common examples of criminal charges in Texas.
Assault is any type of unwanted physical contact, or inflicting harm on another person. Assault can be either physical or emotional in nature. In many instances, assault is simply the threat of violence to another, whether or not the violence actually takes place. These charges can result in both criminal and civil cases.
Driving While Intoxicated is an unfortunately common charge in Texas as well as the rest of the United States, and is a criminal charge for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A DWI can result from a traffic stop, DWI checkpoint (prohibited in Texas), car accident, or a variety of other situations.
Drug crimes can range from simple possession of a controlled substance (misdemeanor) to charges of distribution or manufacturing, which could receive sentences up to life in prison.
Robbery and Burglary
Theft and burglary are both charges of stealing property from another, but stem from different situations. Robbery is the act of stealing things from someone’s person, while burglary is entering private property illegally and stealing things. Both of these can come with either a misdemeanor or a felony charge.
The terms of your probation will be specific to the terms of your previous sentence, and therefore your new charges will be specific to the violation. However, these violations could include things like violating a restraining order, failing a mandated drug test, or failing to meet with your probation officer.
A simple speeding ticket is not a criminal offense, but speeding to the point of endangering people can be determined to be a criminal offense. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a criminal offense, just as operating a vehicle without a license or another instance that violates criminal law.
White Collar Crimes
White Collar Crime is a colloquial term for corporate crime, and is a criminal act by an individual or company with financial motivation, but no physical injury or threat of violence involved. This can be instances like insider trading, falsifying documents to mislead shareholders, embezzlement, and many other violations of corporate laws in Texas and the United States.
Sentencing for Criminal Charges
Your sentence, or possible sentence, will vary greatly depending on the degree and number of charges you are up against. Some crimes may be charged as misdemeanors, and being found guilty may only come with a small fine and a mark on your permanent record. However, the opposite is also true: a charge can be a serious felony that carries a mandatory minimum sentence, or even a life sentence depending on the charge or collection of charges.
When you are working with the team at Cole Paschall Law, you can be confident that your Fort Worth criminal defense attorney is dedicated and committed to getting your case to have a fair and reasonable outcome for you.
What is Bail, and Am I Eligible?
Bail is an agreement between a defendant and the court that allows for temporary release while awaiting and going through a criminal trial. There are a lot of factors that go into determining whether or not a defendant is allowed bail, including their criminal history, the possibility of flight risk, and a variety of other factors.
If you are incarcerated after being arrested for a crime, contact a family member who will then be able to contact us. We will work with a bail bondsman to determine your eligibility and terms of bail in order to keep you out of jail during your court case. If you violate the terms of your bail, your privilege will be revoked and you will need to stay in jail for the duration of your trial. If you remain in jail during your trial, it may be applied towards time served in your final sentencing.
Contact Us Today
No matter your criminal charges, contact us as soon as possible for a free initial consultation.
We will be able to discuss your charges, our experience in this area, and how we would handle a case while defending you in court. We know how important it is for our clients to be confident in our work, and this consultation is a good opportunity for us to answer any questions that you may have.