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Texas Criminal Defense FAQ

If you have been arrested or believe you are under investigation, call Mark A. Perez, Attorney at Law, immediately. We are a leading criminal defense law firm with offices in Dallas and Allen, Texas. Put an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side today. For a free initial consultation, call 214-646-1557 or contact us by email. Se habla español.

What are my rights if I’m arrested or charged with a crime in Texas?

Individuals have various rights, including the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney and the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. You also have the right to a fair and speedy trial. If your rights have been violated by law enforcement, it may be possible to get the charges against your reduced or dismissed. Contact us immediately to learn more about your options.

Can the police search my property without a warrant?

The Fourth Amendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures, but there are exceptions to the warrant requirement, such as consent, exigent circumstances, plain view, and search incident to a lawful arrest. At our law firm, we can thoroughly investigate your case to determine whether the police violated your rights in any way regarding search and seizure. We have extensive experience in all types of cases involving these matters, including

What should I do if I’m falsely accused of a crime?

If falsely accused, it is crucial not to make any statements to the police without a criminal defense attorney present. It is important to collect evidence, witness information, and maintain all records that may help in defense. Our criminal defense law firm can advise you on these matters and fight to protect your rights and freedom.

What are the differences between felonies and misdemeanors in Texas?

Felonies and misdemeanors differ in their potential punishments. Misdemeanors are less serious offenses with lighter sentences, while felonies carry harsher penalties, including longer prison terms and higher fines. In many cases, it is possible to get felony charges reduced to misdemeanor charges. We can examine your case and explore all available options for getting the charge reduced or dismissed.

How does the bail process work in Texas?

After an arrest, a judge may set bail, which is an amount of money that serves as insurance between the court and the defendant. The defendant can pay bail in cash or through a bail bond agent. If the defendant appears at all required court dates, the bail is returned at the end of the case, minus any fees for a bail bond service if one was used.

Contact A Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer For A Free Consultation

There is no time to wait if you have been accused of a crime. Call Mark A. Perez, Attorney at Law at 214-646-1557 or contact us by email for a free consultation.