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Frequently Asked Questions
If you are facing charges for crimes that you did not commit, you should contact an attorney immediately. Almost nothing is more unjust than spending time in prison for a crime of which you were not guilty. With the help of a Attorney Javier Marcos at our law firm, you can make sure that you are protecting yourself with the best possible legal defense in the face of a false accusation.
If you have been convicted of a crime that is classified as a first degree felony under Texas Penal Law, you could face life in prison. This type of classification allows the court to sentence you to from anywhere from 5 to 99 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
If you are convicted of a capital felony in Texas, you will either receive life imprisonment without possibility of parole or the death penalty.
Whether or not you go to jail on a drug possession charge will depend on the type of drug found in your possession as well as the quantity. Illegal drugs are categorized under Penalty Groups in Texas according to their potential for addiction and abuse which dictate the penalties they incur. The penalties you face may also be influenced by criminal records, whether or not a minor was involved, if a weapon was used, whether or not serious injury or death was caused, whether or not intent to sell or distribute was found.
It is not legally necessary to have representation if you have been charged with DWI in Texas. You could be facing probation, license suspension, community service and even jail time if you are convicted. In light of these punishments, you might consider that protecting yourself legally by consulting with a professional attorney would be in your best interests.
The answer is yes. The State of Texas is serious about DWI. Even as a first-time offender, you could face 72 hours to 180 days in jail if convicted of DWI, if you elect to not do probation. First time offenders typically do not do any jail time. For a second offense, the minimum jail time is 30 days to 1 year, if you do not do probation. Even if probation is granted for a second DWI, there is a minimum 3 day jail time requirement. For a third offense, it is 2-10 years of prison time if probation is not granted. If one does get probation for their third DWI offense, there is a mandatory 10 day jail condition to their probation.
No, but it may be in your best interests to take the test. Many states will automatically suspend your license for a year if you refuse to take a chemical test. And if your drunk driving case goes to trial, the prosecutor can tell the jury that you wouldn’t take the test, which may lead the jury members to conclude that you refused because you were, in fact, drunk or stoned.
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