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Being arrested and charged with a crime is a frightening and frustrating experience. You stand to lose everything: your job, your savings, and even your freedom. You need a determined and experienced Texas criminal defense attorney to represent your best interests and ensure that you get the fair trial you are entitled to.
At Blanchard & Thomas, we will examine every detail in your case to find a legal solution that addresses your unique circumstances. Ultimately, our goal is to protect our clients' rights, future, and freedom. We cannot guarantee success in any given case; however, we can guarantee personalized service and diligent work on your behalf. We treat our clients as we would want to be treated in a similar situation.
Call (866) 219-6119 today for a consultation with a criminal defense lawyer.
If you are facing charges, it is important to enlist the help of a Texas criminal defense lawyer early in the process. In some cases, an experienced attorney can help you avoid being charged in the first place. Whether it is investigating a case, negotiating a plea deal, or representing you during a trial, we will aggressively and tirelessly fight for your freedom.
We provide legal representation in all areas including, but not limited to:
You should never talk to the police without your attorney present. Once you are arrested, you will have to give them basic identification otherwise, you can respectfully decline to answer further questions. Don’t try to assert your innocence without talking to an experienced Texas criminal defense lawyer. Your words may be twisted and used against you. An attorney can act as the middleman between you and the investigators and make sure that your rights are protected throughout the case process.
Whether or not you have been arrested, you may appear in an arraignment or your first appearance in court. An arraignment is where you will have your charges officially presented to you and where you can plead guilty, not guilty, no contest, or mute plea. During the arraignment, the judge will also decide on bail and whether you will be released or detained until your trial.
Bail functions as a sort of collateral between you and the court so that you can be conditionally released from custody. Often, people hire bail bond companies to post bail and then they get their money back after their court appearance. Most bail companies charge a premium of up to 10 percent for this service. If you fail to show up for your appearance, then a bounty hunter is hired by the bond company to find you.
You should hire a Texas criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible if you have been arrested for a crime. It would be ideal to have a criminal defense attorney from the moment you are arrested, but since this is not realistic, you should hire a lawyer as soon as you can. You will want to speak with a defense attorney before your arraignment so that you can understand the charges being brought against you and how to best respond. An attorney can help you understand the consequences of being guilty and whether you should make a plea bargain. Do not hesitate to contact our firm for help.
A Texas criminal defense attorney can work with you see if your charges can be reduced or dismissed entirely. Get in touch with Blanchard & Thomas for a straightforward discussion on what your legal options might entail. Our criminal defense lawyers are passionate about helping our clients overcome obstacles and move forward into a brighter future.
Contact Blanchard & Thomas, PLLC at (866) 219-6119. Our Texas criminal defense attorneys are ready to help.