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Attorney for DWI, Drug Crimes, & More Serving the Houston Area

No one wants to find themselves in a position where they need a criminal defense attorney. You may never have expected to find yourself in this position, or you could have been worried about potential charges for quite some time. Either way, you need an aggressive criminal defense lawyer who can protect your rights and fight to preserve your freedom.

The Hatton Law Firm PLLC is experienced in fighting for those who have been accused of committing criminal offenses. Our team of skilled criminal defense attorneys includes a former judge who offers a unique and valuable perspective in these cases. We take your rights seriously, and we will do everything we can to defend you. In many cases, we can negotiate to have charges reduced or dismissed. We strive to identify the best possible defense strategy in each case.

Fort Bend County Defense Attorney for Simple DWI

While a simple DWI is a misdemeanor, it can be punished very harshly. Most defendants will lose their driver's license for a long period, a consequence that may seem even more bothersome to some than potential jail time.

If you were given roadside sobriety tests and a chemical test like a breathalyzer, you may feel as if the case against you is overwhelming. However, you still have options for defense. In many cases, we are able to find facts and circumstances that weaken the prosecution's arguments.

Felony DWI Lawyers

DWI can be charged as a felony in some cases, even if it is your first offense. If someone was injured or killed in an accident you are alleged to have caused while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be facing Intoxication Assault or Intoxication Manslaughter charges. Carrying a child passenger is another reason that many DWIs are treated as felonies due to allegations of child endangerment.

DWIs may be charged as felonies due to repeat offenses as well. Even if you did not cause an accident or harm anyone, your third or subsequent DWI is likely to result in felony charges. Additionally, a second DWI may be charged as a felony if your blood alcohol content (BAC) was particularly high.

We fight to have DWI charges reduced in most cases. However, depending on the circumstances of a case, it may be possible to argue to have charges dismissed or dropped.

Fort Bend County Attorneys for Drug Crimes

There can be a very fine line between a misdemeanor and a felony in cases involving controlled substances. It is also a fact that many individuals charged with drug crimes are not major traffickers or dangerous dealers. Instead, they are normal people struggling with a substance abuse disorder. An additional factor that leads a lot of Texans to be charged with a drug offense is that marijuana remains illegal in the state, with very limited exceptions. This has done little to quell the widespread use of cannabis, but the state's harsh approach to drug offenses has led to frequent arrests.

Unfortunately, people who use drugs can easily find themselves facing serious charges. In Texas, people can be charged with intent to distribute rather than simple possession based simply on the quantity of the substance found. Sharing drugs can also lead to distribution charges.

Untangling drug cases and identifying the appropriate defenses takes an experienced attorney. There are often multiple complex factors at play in these cases at both the legal and societal levels. Our attorneys have the experience needed to develop customized defense strategies based on the best interests of each individual client.

Contact a Houston Area Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Hatton Law Firm PLLC is committed to providing high-quality and well-reasoned defenses to those accused of DWI, drug crimes, and other offenses. Our skilled team of criminal defense lawyers carefully reviews each case in order to begin building the strongest possible defense. For a free consultation, please contact us at 713-840-6344.

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