Charles Adams has represented thousands of people charged with crimes in Texas courts in matters ranging from Driving While Intoxicated to Murder. No one can or should promise you a result when you are charged with a criminal act. Defendants should always speak with a number of lawyers until they find one that they believe will best represent their interests. Call our office now for a free consultation on all Texas criminal defense matters.
My best advice to everyone is "DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE EVER!" The unforeseen, sometimes deadly consequences can destroy lives and there are always other options in this modern age. But if you find yourself charged with driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated you will require aggressive representation that will examine all aspects of the alleged crime to try to find an avenue for exoneration or mitigation. When charged with DWI or DUI, there are often immediate and pressing issues involving your ability to legally drive that require almost immediate action to preserve your rights. Contact our office within two weeks of your arrest to address those issues.
We should all try to resolve disputes with words not violence. But if you find yourself charged with a family violence assault, whether guilty or innocent, you will require aggressive defense counsel. There are the potential for long term, life changing consequences that do not exist for most other misdemeanor offenses that include loss of your 2nd Amendment right to bear arms and the creation of a negative presumption of fitness in custody disputes.
Non-family violence assaults can also have grave consequences beyond a criminal conviction. Subsequent civil liability is always a concern. Permanent marks on your criminal history of potential for violence can impact your future career opportunities and impact your ability to achieve your goals.
Obviously, there are far more serious types of violent offenses including aggravated assault and murder which pose even more grave and severe consequences for the accused. There are also crimes of violence that are the intersection of assault and other types of crimes: robbery and sexual assault. If you believe you are suspected of committing a crime of violence, misdemeanor or felony, you should not speak to law enforcement until you have sought the advice of an attorney. If you are being detained, it is always best to assert your right to legal counsel.
No attorney can promise you a result. Defendants should always speak to several attorneys before making a decision to hire. But you if you are charged with an assaultive offenses, you need experienced and aggressive legal representation.
Misdemeanor and Felony crimes of theft and fraud can rob an individual of a lifetime of employment opportunity and of the ability to become a great number of licensed professionals. Whether it is a shoplifting case or white collar embezzlement, all theft and fraud offenses are considered crimes of moral turpitude in Texas and the impact on one's criminal history is significant. Seek experienced aggressive counsel. Do not hire the first attorney you speak with, instead, find the one you feel understands your concerns and communicates their blueprint for an appropriate resolution.
The War on Drugs has destroyed lives and created far more crime than it has prevented. Prohibition has led to widespread violence and narcoterrorism. It has also cannibalized America's intellectual capital by turning ordinary citizens who randomly encounter law enforcement into felony defendants facing incarceration. Every aspect of an arrest for violating Texas drug laws must be examined by an attorney to insure that the Federal and State Constitutions were not violated by the actions of the police. The United States' policing paradigm must be changed to prevent the horrible disparate consequences of the Drug War from continuing to occur, but, until our Government recognizes this, people charged with misdemeanor and felony drug crimes will require aggressive representation.
Sex offenses, including prostitution, possession of illegal pornographic images, online solicitation, internet offenses, prohibited relationships, and sexual assaultive offenses are all extremely serious and can potentially life altering, ruinous consequences for defendants. There are often no easy solutions and each case present unique issues. If you are being accused of a sex offense, SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY BEFORE YOU TALK TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. It does not matter if you are guilty or innocent, you need someone to zealously protect your interests.