In many respects, a criminal case against a defendant is only as good as the evidence collected, the manner in which it was collected, whether investigators or officers followed proper procedure and whether prosecution witnesses are credible. At The Law Office of Patrick O’Fiel, P.C. we work with investigators, forensic experts, lab technicians, economists and other professionals as needed when defending our clients. In criminal cases that don’t require the use of experts, we expose departures from standard operating procedures, conflicting statements on the part of police officers and witnesses, and circumstantial evidence that must be questioned.
Regardless of whether you’ve been arrested for marijuana possession, drunk driving or domestic violence, contact Kerrville, Texas, criminal defense attorney Patrick O’Fiel today before talking to investigators or the district attorney’s office.
We provide an aggressive defense against all Texas criminal charges, including:
A conviction for drunk driving in Texas is a serious legal and financial matter. If convicted, you could lose your license, pay an expensive fine and spend time in jail. Additionally, your auto insurance costs will increase and your boss could fire you if you are sentenced to jail and not allowed time away from work to serve your sentence. While each case is different, the penalties for a DWI conviction or repeat DWI are as follows in Texas:
In addition to these penalties, you may be required to attend an alcohol education program, install an ignition interlock device on your car, perform community service and stay away from bars.
While the penalties for a DWI conviction are serious, there are a number of issues that must be considered in any DWI arrest: was the field sobriety test performed correctly? Was the breath test sensor calibrated correctly? Did the officer have reasonable suspicion to pull you over in the first place?
If you’ve been arrested on a criminal charge, it’s important to protect your rights. Depending on your criminal record and the charges against you, it may be possible to preempt any further criminal action against you by pleading to a lesser charge. It may also be possible to reduce the sentence against you, especially in drug possession, domestic violence and juvenile offense cases.
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