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Criminal Defense

A criminal charge is a frightening and serious situation. Criminal charges can range from lesser offenses, such as traffic tickets, punishable by a fine to serious first degree felonies which can result in significant prison time if you are convicted. The moment you find yourself under investigation or under arrest for a criminal charge you should consider hiring a skilled Criminal Attorney such as The Law Offices of Shannon Edwards.

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Sometimes "It Happens" and you can find yourself in a bad situation. When "It Happens" you need the assistance of a capable, experienced and aggressive Criminal Attorney to help you navigate the difficulties that arise when dealing with a criminal charge. The Law Offices of Shannon Edwards are here to help. No offense is too big or too small and nothing intimidates our lawyers.

If "It Happens" you don't have to go it alone. The Law Offices of Shannon Edwards are here to fight for you and watch your back. You will need someone who is experienced and knowledgeable in the Criminal Justice System and the methods investigators and prosecutors employ when pursuing a criminal convection. Texas prosecutors are directed by their bosses to get a guilty plea and win their cases. As a former prosecutor, Shannon Edwards knows how the District Attorney’s office works.

Whether arguing your case before a jury or negotiating a plea with the prosecutor, The Law Offices of Shannon Edwards will fight for your rights to justice and fair treatment under the law. Before you tell your story to law enforcement investigators or the prosecutor, speak to The Law Offices of Shannon Edwards. What you say can and will be used against you, even if it was a slip of the tongue. Don't delay, get the advise you need and the representation necessary to protect yourself from injustice or excessive punishment.

If charged with a crime, the level of charges will depend on the offense. If found guilt, the judgment can very a great deal. Having lawyer who knows how to work with the prosecutor and come to a fair result will have a life long impact. You need someone who will fight for you every step of the way. The Law Offices of Shannon Edwards will not settle for a deal, just because it's easier than fighting.

Examples of offenses that lead to a Class B Misdemeanor include:

  • Theft between $50-$500
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Possession of Marijuana < 2 ounces

A Class B Misdemeanor carries a range of punishment from 0-180 days in jail and/or a fine of $0-$2000. Options might be available under these offenses such as:

  • Deferred adjudication
  • Probation
  • Community Service
  • Labor Detail
  • Opportunity to seal your record from private background checks

Examples of offenses that lead to a Class A Misdemeanor include:

  • Assault Family Violence
  • Burglary of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (medication)
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Theft between $500-$1500
  • Possession of Marijuana between 2 and 4 ounces

A Class A Misdemeanor carries a range of punishment from 0-365 days in jail and/or a fine of $0-$4000. Options might be available under these offenses such as:

  • Deferred adjudication
  • Probation
  • Reduction to a lesser offense
  • Opportunity to seal your record from private background checks

Some examples of offenses that can lead to a Felony charge include:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (illicit drug)
  • Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
  • Theft greater than $1500
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver
  • Burglary of a Habitation
  • Credit Card Abuse
  • Money Laundering
  • Organized Criminal Activity
  • Securities Fraud

Felonies can range from a state jail felony to a first degree TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) felony.

  • The ranges for these punishment vary based on the level of offense, prior record, aggravating factors and restitution.

A Criminal Charge is a serious offense that, if not handled properly, can have lasting effects. We are here and ready to help, so contact us immediately to set up your free consultation. Remember, the consultation will not cost you a thing, so don’t delay.