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Fredericksburg Criminal Defense Lawyer

Fredericksburg, Texas criminal lawyer for DWI and domestic violence

Attorney for Drug Charges, Sexual Offenses, and Drunk Driving in Fredericksburg, TX

Those who are arrested by police officers will often be unsure about their options. While most people understand that they have certain rights, such as the right to remain silent, they may be uncertain of how their cases will be handled or what steps they can take to defend against criminal charges. Fortunately, everyone also has the right to be represented by an attorney. By contacting a lawyer and securing legal representation as soon as possible after an arrest, a person can ensure that they will be prepared to approach their case the right way.

If you need to address criminal charges, the Law Office of Russ Alan Baker, PLLC is here to help. We will explain how the laws apply in your case, and we will advise you of your options. During your case, we will ensure that you meet all of your legal requirements while helping you determine the best defense strategy. With over 16 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of criminal cases, Attorney Russ Baker can make sure your rights will be protected, and he is prepared to advocate for you when negotiating with prosecutors or arguing your case in front of a judge or jury.

Legal Help With Criminal Matters in Fredericksburg, Texas

Criminal charges can range in severity depending on the laws that a person is accused of breaking and how any alleged victims were affected. Less serious offenses will often involve misdemeanor charges, and in these cases, a conviction may result in fines of a few thousand dollars and a jail sentence of up to one year. More serious crimes may involve felony charges, and a conviction can result in a jail sentence of more than one year and $10,000 or more in fines. Determining the appropriate defense strategy will depend on the specific charges, and we can help alleged offenders understand whether certain types of charges may be dismissed or reduced.

We provide representation for defendants who have been charged with multiple types of offenses, including:

  • DWI - Drunk or intoxicated driving may involve situations where a driver's ability to drive safely is affected due to the use of alcohol, controlled substances, prescription drugs, or any combination of these or other substances. A first-time DWI conviction is usually charged as a misdemeanor. In these cases, a person will be required to serve a minimum prison sentence of three days, and they will also face consequences such as fines and the suspension of their driver's license. More severe charges will apply for a second or third DWI conviction or in cases where intoxicated driving caused serious injuries or death.
  • Drug crimes - Cases related to controlled substances will often lead to felony charges, especially for "hard drugs" such as heroin, methamphetamines, or cocaine. A person may be charged with drug possession based on substances found by police officers during a search of their person, home, or vehicle. Cases involving large amounts of controlled substances may lead to more serious charges of drug distribution or manufacturing.
  • Sexual offenses - Crimes of a sexual nature can have significant criminal consequences, and a conviction may cause a person to become a registered sex offender. These accusations can also affect a person's reputation and relationships with family and friends. We can help determine how to respond to charges of sexual assault, sexual abuse, indecency with a child, possession of child pornography, prostitution, indecent exposure, or other sex crimes.
  • Domestic violence - A person may face family violence charges if they are accused of assaulting, threatening, or otherwise harming a member of their family or a person who lives in their household.

Contact Our Fredericksburg, TX Criminal Law Attorney

If you need help defending against criminal charges, we can provide you with strong representation. We will work to help you determine how to avoid a conviction or minimize the penalties that you may face. Contact us and arrange a free consultation by calling 325-216-2006.

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