People can be arrested in South Texas for any alleged violation of state or federal law. When a person is charged with a criminal offense, it is extremely important to understand all of the possible consequences of a conviction.
Prosecutors must prove the guilt of alleged offenders beyond a reasonable doubt—the highest possible legal standard. If jurors have any reason to doubt that people committed the crimes they were charged with, the jury must find such individuals not guilty.
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Brownsville, TX
If you were arrested or believe that you might be under investigation anywhere in the Rio Grande Valley for an alleged criminal offense, it is in your best interest to say absolutely nothing to authorities until you have legal representation. It’s not unusual to panic upon experiencing a sudden arrest or wrongful accusation. During this highly stressful time, we suggest contacting The Gracia Law Firm, P.C. : a law firm with a talented legal team of experienced criminal defense attorneys. The Gracia Law Firm, P.C. can help guide clients in Cameron County, Willacy County, and Hidalgo County through the criminal process and defend your specific case in a court of law.
Jonathan Gracia is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Brownsville who also serves as a Justice of the Peace in Cameron County. He can review your case and help you understand all of your legal options when you call 956-504-2211 to receive a free initial consultation.
The Gracia Law Firm, P.C. regularly handles arrests stemming from such alleged misdemeanor and felony offenses as:
These criminal offenses have varying penalties depending on the degree of the crime committed. But, no matter how serious the criminal charge is initially, prison time, steep fines, and significant impacts on clients’ work and personal life are all consistent threats in every case. A criminal offense conviction is continually invasive and can dramatically shift the course of a client’s life long-term. All cases must be considered seriously.
That being said, if you are someone facing criminal charges for the first time in Texas, there are often options available to you that are not usually offered to repeat offenders, such as:
- Deferred Adjudication,
- Pretrial Diversion Programs,
- or you may be eligible to have your case handled in a specialty court with a focus on rehabilitation.
Consider visiting our website’s First-Time Offender page for more details on first-time offenses and additional resources.
Cameron County Criminal Defense Resources
Texas Penal Code — The statutes for most criminal offenses in Texas can be found in the Penal Code. Titles in the Code are dedicated to offenses against the person, offenses against the family, and offenses against property. You can also learn more about punishments, general provisions, and general principles of criminal responsibility.
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) — The TCDLA is the largest state association for criminal defense attorneys in the nation with over 3,200 members. Visit this website to find information about the nonprofit organization’s boards, committees, and bylaws. You can also view recent press releases.
The Gracia Law Firm, P.C. | Brownsville Criminal Defense Attorney
Do you think that you could be under investigation or were you already arrested for any kind of alleged criminal offense in South Texas? Do not say anything to authorities until you have first contacted The Gracia Law Firm, P.C. .
Jonathan Gracia is an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Brownsville who represents individuals in Hidalgo County, Cameron County, and Willacy County. You can have our attorney provide a complete evaluation of your case when you call 956-504-2211 or submit an online contact form to take advantage of a free, confidential consultation.