Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
At Lewis & Ashworth, PLLC, we are former prosecutors with valuable, extensive experience in trial advocacy. Our McKinney criminal defense attorneys have spent years building strong relationships with opposing counsel, judges, law enforcement, and other members of the criminal justice system.
As such, we are prepared to advance your best interests through skillful negotiation and strong representation in legal proceedings of every kind. Whether you’ve been charged with a serious felony offense or any type of misdemeanor, we have the knowledge and skill to defend you at every turn.
Don’t Face The Justice System Alone
Texas is famous for dealing harshly with criminal offenses of all kinds. The criminal justice process is no place for amateurs. No matter what you’ve been charged with, you can’t afford to go without experienced legal representation. By attempting to fight criminal charges alone, you run the risk of being hit with severe, unforgiving penalties such as jail time, fines and a conviction that can haunt you for decades.
Common penalties for crimes in Texas
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI): A DWI conviction can result in jail time, thousands of dollars in fines, license suspension, mandatory driver’s education, and more – even if it’s your first offense.
- Sex crimes: Whether you have been accused of sexual assault, prostitution, online solicitation, distribution of child pornography, or any other type of sex crime, you run the risk of having to spend your remaining years in prison, being charged thousands of dollars in fines, being placed on a national sex offender registry, and being branded as a sex offender for the rest of your life.
- Theft: Even petty theft charges can follow you around for a long time. While types of theft offenses range from misdemeanors to felonies and involve a broad spectrum of penalties, the sentences are always harsh and include fines, restitution, jail time, and more.
- Manslaughter: If your actions result in the unintentional death of another person, you could be looking at two to 20 years in prison, fines of up to $10,000, and a lifetime of being identified as a violent felon.
- Murder: If a jury is convinced that you have intentionally taken the life of another person, you could face losing your own life through capital punishment or life in prison.
- White-collar crimes: The state of Texas issues painful punishments for white-collar crimes such as embezzlement, money laundering, securities fraud, tax evasion, and so forth; if convicted of any such crime, you could receive a prison sentence of up to 99 years, hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, revocation of your professional license(s), and more. Hire an attorney who was the chief of the Special Prosecutions Unit, which handled hundreds of white-collar crimes and high-profile cases to represent you.