Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorneys
The Impact of a Criminal Accusation in Texas
A criminal accusation is a serious offense that can have dire consequences on your life. At the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, we understand the impact of being accused of a crime and know how to help. Allegations of misconduct can be harmful, whether they are true or not. Some of the short-term and long-term effects of being accused of a crime include but are not limited to the following:
- Mistreatment by family, friends, your community, employers and/or employees
- Damaged reputation
- Difficulties finding a job
- Prejudices against you
If you have been accused and/or arrested for a crime in Texas, you could face a criminal conviction that might include probation, restitution fines, and, in some cases, jail time. To protect yourself from these potential consequences, consult with a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney you can trust.
What to Do After Being Accused of a Crime in Fort Worth
The actions you take after you are accused of a crime are crucial to the outcome of your case. Here are some steps to consider after being accused of a crime in the state of Texas:
- Know Your Rights
If you have been accused of a crime, you may have to deal with the police. Police officers might come to search your house and arrest you. In the event this happens, remember your right to an attorney. The best step to take after being arrested is to remain quiet as anything you say could be used against you in your criminal proceeding.
- Hire a Lawyer to Help You Sort Out Your Case
Find an experienced attorney who has worked on cases like yours and will fight to protect you. Once that relationship has been established, work with your lawyer to build a criminal defense strategy. Be truthful with you lawyer and do your best to be patient as you work through your defense strategy with him/her.
- Determine Your Best Options
Depending on the severity of the crime, criminal defense cases can be resolved within months, or, if a felony trial occurs, over a year. As such, it is important to speak with your lawyer to determine your best course of action after being accused of a crime. In many instances, a lawyer can fight for a plea bargain to reduce your sentence.
If you were falsely accused of a crime, your attorney will help you build a case and determine what actions are in your best interest as you move forward.
Consult with a Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
Whether you have committed a crime or were falsely accused of doing so, consult with a criminal defense lawyer with professionalism and tact to help you determine your next move. At the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC, we strive to deliver our clients the best results possible for their criminal defense case.
Let one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys help you with your case. Contact our office online today or call us at (817) 497-8148.
Direct Access To Your Attorney
Our Attorneys personally handle each case themselves. You will have direct access to your attorney to be able to get the answers that you need.
Honesty and transparency are critical in building trust with your attorney. You will always know what is going on with your case every step of the way.
At our firm you're not just a case number, our staff will always know the status of your case and help to make your situation more manageable.
Our team understands that no two cases are the same. Your strategy will be tailored specifically to you and your family's goals.