Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is the act of operating a motor vehicle in a public area. If you have alcohol or drugs in your system, are unable to utilize your mental or physical facilities normally, or if your blood alcohol level is at least 0.08 in Texas, you are considered to be drunk.
The most contentious question in a DWI trial is usually how to define intoxicated. Our trial attorneys are skilled in cross-examining state witnesses and carefully reviewing the facts related to this specific technical issue.
The officer will ask you to do a field sobriety test in addition to a breath or blood test. You have the option to decline any field sobriety tests as well as the breathalyzer and/or blood test. You may be sure that the officer will videotape you using an in-car recorder. In court, whatever you do or say could be used against you.
It has been discovered that the field sobriety tests do not provide reliable assessments of intoxication. These standardized examinations, which must be given in accordance with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration guidelines, can be failed for a variety of reasons. These steps as they were taken during your arrest will be closely examined by our knowledgeable team of DWI attorneys.
If you have been charged with possession of illegal narcotics or prescription drugs, including minors in possession of illegal prescription drugs, you should retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has experience defending against state and federal drug charges. You do not want to hire an attorney that holds your hands through the process. Instead you want someone who will fight for the best possible outcome available.
Whether you’ve been charged with drug trafficking, drug possession, or another drug-related crime, your attorney needs to be able to build a strong defense to protect your freedom. Using his familiarity with local law enforcement, local and federal courts, judges and the prosecuting attorneys, Gregory Torres will work tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.
Keep in mind that convictions for drug crimes carry harsh penalties and punishments in Texas. Those accused of drug charges in Dallas and Tarrant County have been subjected to harsh punishment from Texas courts and judges. Even minors who are accused of possessing something risk severe repercussions and a negative criminal record.
Do not disregard these. Your future and freedom are at stake.
Sexual offenses have heavy penalties. Not only do they come with lengthy prison terms, but you might also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life if you are found guilty.
Our sex assault/sex crime defense attorneys at have years of experience successfully defending clients accused of crimes in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro region and across the state of Texas.
One of the most crucial choices you will ever make in your case is choosing a criminal defense lawyer. Your rights, freedom, and future are at danger whether you are under investigation or have been charged with a sex crime. It is crucial to seek the advice of a skilled criminal defense attorney as soon as feasible.
When a crime is committed, there may be overlap between state and federal charges. The parties in this case must decide whether they want the case to be heard in state or federal court. In the event that only federal laws are broken, federal court will hear the case.
The majority of criminal cases, however, are state crimes and are heard in state courts. Federal crimes include situations where the United States is a party, when the U.S. constitution has been violated, when there has been a bankruptcy, when there has been a copyright violation, when there has been a patent violation, when maritime law is involved, and when there is a dispute between residents of different states over an amount of $75,000 or more.
A skilled defense attorney is essential if you have been accused of a felony in Texas, such as aggravated assault, murder, sexual assault, or violent robbery. Gregory Torres has extensive trial experience defending clients in Texas who are accused of federal and felony offenses. Tim is also a former criminal prosecutor.
We are equipped to handle any scenario that could occur during pretrial proceedings, jury trials, and sentencing hearings. We get along well with the government’s lawyers and are familiar with how they approach their cases. We defends clients by utilizing our experience with the local police enforcement. If you’re accused of a felony, you should hire a Texas trial lawyer with experience defending clients in court.
The criminal justice system’s objectives include punishment and public safety, whereas the juvenile criminal justice system’s objectives place a greater emphasis on rehabilitation. As a result, juveniles under the age of 18 frequently receive substantially lesser sentences than adults for same offenses. Yet, adult penalties are substantially higher, and facilities are typically not intended for rehabilitation. Juvenile facilities are designed to be secure and productive places where children can develop their talents and values rather than just receive punishment. Depending on the offense done, different punishments are given. Juvenile criminal histories are typically kept private to give the young person a chance at a bright future. The only exceptions are children who are required to register as sex offenders and those who have committed significant crimes and must serve out their sentences in adult correctional facilities. Unless they are sealed or erased, adult criminal records are available to the public.
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