man leaning on jail barsThis article is being written to conclude and recap my series on the handling of felony charges in Austin, Texas and its surrounding areas. I considered this an important topic to address due to the serious consequences which such charges carry. Also, the process of dealing with such a situation can be overwhelming for those who have no prior record. The goal of my recent articles was to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of an attorney. If you or a family member are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with an Austin criminal defense lawyer.

I addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I analyzed include:

I chose to address these topics for a number of reasons. First, while all felony charges carry a possible term of incarceration, many are probationable. Whether the Judge can or will grant probation will depend on the facts of the case, the accused individual’s prior history, the nature of the charges, etc. Second, knowing the type of conduct associated with each class of felony is important to gaining an understanding why one is facing particular charges. Third, it is important to understand that multiple counts can flow from what seems like one course of conduct. Finally, knowing what to expect from the process is important to assisting your attorney as the case moves forward.

One point I stressed in each of these articles is the importance of contacting counsel as soon as possible after any arrest. An attorney will take immediate steps to protect your interests. These steps can include conducting an investigation, visiting the scene of the incident, interviewing witnesses, filing Motions, etc. As an Austin criminal defense lawyer, I am experienced in handling such matters. I devote my practice exclusively to protecting the rights of the accused and I am Board Certified in Criminal Defense by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Contact my office online or by telephone to schedule an initial consultation. My office also serves the cities of Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Leander, and San Marcos, Texas.