Criminal Defense Attorney
I CAN HELP YOU!
ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR FOR THE ACCUSED SINCE 1980
Travis County Prosecutor
Texas Asst. Attorney General
TDC Inmate Attorney
Master's Degree in Criminology
University of Texas Instructor
I represent individuals facing arrest and/or prosecution for offenses ranging from public intoxication to murder. The largest percentage of my docket consists OF DWIs, assaults, possession of controlled substances cases, probation revocations, and sexual offenses.
It is the goal of this office to provide our clients with expert legal services at a reasonable fee. We guarantee our best efforts, honesty, and commitment to your case as well as to your circumstances. Telephone calls are accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
WHAT SHOULD I SAY - OR NOT SAY?
USE YOUR MIRANDA RIGHTS
PRIVILEGE AND CONFIDENTIALITY MATTER!
IF YOU ARE EVER CONFRONTED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AND HAVE ANY QUESTION OR CONCERN ABOUT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY AND POLITELY INFORM THE OFFICER THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK WITH AND/OR HAVE COUNSEL PRESENT BEFORE RESP0NDING TO THE INQUIRY. REMEMBER, ANSWERING JUST ONE QUESTION, MAKING ONE STATEMENT, OR CONSENTING TO A SEARCH CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU. THIS CAN BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR FREEDOM, INNOCENCE, AND A GUILTY VERDICT.
DO NOT TALK TO OTHERS ABOUT YOUR CASE. IT IS NOT JUST THINGS YOU SAY TO THE POLICE THAT CAN BE USED AGAINST YOU. WHAT YOU SAY TO OTHERS, INCLUDING A THERAPIST OR PRIEST, AND POSSIBLY EVEN TO YOUR SPOUSE, ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE SAME PRIVILEGE OF CONFIDENTIALITY THAT YOU HAVE WITH YOUR ATTORNEY.
YOUR MOST IMPORTANT DECISION
The right to counsel is the critical foundation of our criminal justice system. Without the proper knowledge and background, the defense is ill-equipped to present procedural or substantive rights which could be lost if not timely asserted. What the competent lawyer finds obvious and important may be hidden, complex, or puzzling to the less experienced attorney.
Lawyers, sometimes called attorneys, are also known as counselors. In reality, we wear many hats: confidante, adviser, liaison, peacemaker, and often a friend. Although it is imperative to have a strong command of the law and the high regard of your colleagues, it is also extremely important for the lawyer to remember that each case is tied to a unique person who deserves respect and one's best effort.
Whether you choose to employ me as counsel, or one of my colleagues, you should seek answers to the following questions:
Do I trust this person?
Do I believe he or she has the legal ability to manage the matter at hand?
Does this person limit himself or herself to the practice of Criminal Law?
What is his or her reputation in the community? In the Courthouse?
Is the fee competitive with other attorneys with similar experience?
Does this person have adequate trial experience?
Although it may take you a few hours to obtain these answers, shopping for the right advocate will be time well spent.