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Katy Felony Defense Attorney

Katy felony defense lawyer

Criminal Defense Lawyer for Serious Crimes in Fort Bend County

Being charged with a felony is a very serious matter. Felonies carry a possible prison sentence longer than one year. Convicted felons often struggle in many areas of life, including finding employment and housing. Having a felony record can take away opportunities you may have otherwise had. If you are facing felony charges, it is important to fight back aggressively with the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney.

The Hatton Law Firm PLLC is experienced in fighting for those accused of felony offenses. We understand the stress and pressure you are likely facing based on the accusations against you. Our team will perform our own investigation into the facts and circumstances of the alleged offense in order to craft the best defense possible for you.

Drug Felony Lawyer in the Houston Area

Offenses involving illicit substances are not taken lightly by Texas courts. Our state has notoriously harsh drug laws. Even if you only had a supply of drugs for personal use, there is a good chance you could be charged with a felony rather than a misdemeanor depending on the circumstances.

For example, if you are accused of sharing marijuana with your friends, you could potentially be charged with distribution. If you had a larger personal supply, you may have been charged with possession with intent to distribute. It is quite easy to find yourself facing felony drug charges in Texas.

Our lawyers aggressively fight back against the type of harsh treatment our courts are known for. In many cases, we are able to have charges reduced or dismissed. In other cases, acquittal at trial may be possible. We will work with you to design a defense strategy that is likely to offer you the most benefit.

Texas Attorney for Felony DWI Charges

While being arrested for a DWI is fairly common, the situation becomes far more grave when you learned that you have been charged with a felony. There are a number of reasons that Texas courts will charge a person with a felony following an arrest for intoxicated driving.

Circumstances that may lead to a felony DWI charge include:

  • Repeat offenses - In Texas, a third or subsequent DWI is likely to be automatically charged as a felony. A second DWI may be charged as a felony if your blood alcohol content (BAC) was over .15.
  • Injury - If you caused an accident, and another person was seriously injured, you may be charged with Intoxication Assault.
  • Fatality - If another person was killed in an accident you allegedly caused while driving intoxicated, you may be charged with Intoxication Manslaughter. This is likely the most serious DWI-related offense, and a conviction is likely to lead to a long prison sentence.
  • Child passenger - If you had a passenger less than 15 years old, even your first DWI may be charged as a felony.

While DWI cases often appear hopeless to the defendant, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that rarely is a DWI case completely airtight. We may be able to negotiate on your behalf to have your charges reduced to a misdemeanor offense. In some cases, dismissal or acquittal may be possible.

Our goal is to develop the defense strategy most likely to offer you the highest degree of benefit. We will take the time to learn your needs and priorities, and we will carefully examine every aspect of the case against you in order to develop the strongest possible defense strategy.

Contact a Fort Bend County Felony Defense Lawyer

The Hatton Law Firm PLLC can offer a highly experienced team of criminal defense attorneys, including a former judge who can provide a unique perspective to your case. To arrange a free consultation, please contact us at 713-840-6344. We serve clients throughout the Houston area in Katy, Sugarland, Stafford, and Richmond.

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