CRIMINAL DEFENSE

The Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure are just two of the statutes that we consult with when representing persons accused of crimes. We also review case law and other legal resources. Below are a few criminal matters that we help defend. Please note this is just a sample and we can assist you with any and all criminal defense matters.

CRIMINAL HOMICIDE

A person commits criminal homicide if he intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence causes the death of an individual. Criminal homicide is murder, capital murder, manslaughter, or criminally negligent homicide.

KIDNAPPING

A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly abducts another person.

ASSAULT

A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person's spouse.

SEXUAL ASSAULT

A person commits an offense if the person intentionally or knowingly causes the penetration of the anus or sexual organ of another person by any means, without that person's consent or causes the penetration of the mouth of another person by the sexual organ of the actor, without that person's consent.

ARSON

A person commits an offense if the person starts a fire, regardless of whether the fire continues after ignition, or causes an explosion with intent to destroy or damage any vegetation, fence, or structure on open-space land or any building, habitation, or vehicle.

THEFT

A person commits an offense if he unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property.

ROBBERY

A person commits an offense if, in the course of committing theft and with intent to obtain or maintain control of the property, the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another or intentionally or knowingly threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death.

UNLAWFUL CARRYING WEAPONS

A person commits an offense if the person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries on or about his or her person a handgun; and is not on the person's own premises or premises under the person's control or inside of or directly en route to a motor vehicle or watercraft that is owned by the person or under the person's control.

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

A person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.