Felony Attorneys (State & Federal)
Felonies are serious crimes with prison sentences that include life terms, and in rare cases, capital punishment.
Regardless of the charges, our talented attorneys will do all they can to help you. Felonies include but are not limited to the following:
- Aggravated assault and/or battery
- Manslaughter (unintentional killing of another)
- Animal cruelty
- Vehicular homicide
- Tax evasion
- Various forms of fraud
- The manufacture, sale, distribution, or possession with intent to distribute of certain types and/or quantities of illegal drugs
- In some states, the simple possession (possession without intent to distribute, e.g., for personal use) of certain types of illegal drugs, usually in more than a certain quantity but regardless of quantity for some drugs in some jurisdictions (such as Virginia for cocaine and heroin)
- Grand larceny or grand theft, i.e., larceny or theft above a certain statutorily established value or quantity of goods
- Vandalism on federal property.
- Obstruction of justice
- Check fraud
- Copyright infringement
- Child pornography
- Mail and wire fraud
- Violating parole, probation, or recognizance bond
- Threatening an official (police officer, judge)
If you’re indicted on charges of a felony, you need a lawyer who has the experience and training to represent you and try for the best possible outcome that is in your favor. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. have the expertise and a thorough knowledge of the Texas Penal Code to represent you. A law firm that can get felony charges dropped or reduced can save you money, valuable years of your life, and also help you retain the right to vote and carry a firearm.
If the value of a theft is $1500 and above, a misdemeanor gets elevated to the level of a felony. In such cases, the only thing that stands between a light sentence and a much stiffer punishment is a lawyer who can prove that the theft or damage was not of such high a value. Texas Law is harsh on repeat offenders, and if you have a misdemeanor against your record, the same offense will be treated as a felony the next time.
The sentence pronounced depends upon the judge’s interpretation of the sentencing guidelines, inputs from the prosecution, and in some cases, suggestions from the jury.
As defense lawyers, we can make a plea bargain so that you face a reduced sentence for a lower-degree felony, and possibly, a misdemeanor. If the matter goes to trial, you have the option of authorizing the jury to make a sentencing recommendation. During the trial, we have the opportunity to argue for a lenient sentence by presenting extenuating circumstances for the crime.
If probation is an option in your case, we will try hard for it. At every step of the process, we’ll fight for you and also ensure that you understand the consequences of each step.