hands sticking through jail barsThis article is being written to conclude and recap my series on the handling of state jail felonies in Austin and other Texas areas. I felt it was important to write on this issue as the “state jail felony” classification that exists in Texas is not present in many other states. As a result, defendants may have misunderstandings about the nature of the charges which they are facing. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will assist with any misunderstandings that one may have. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a criminal defense attorney. If you or a family member are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.

I addressed multiple topics over my recent articles. Subjects which I analyzed include:

There are several reasons why I chose to address these particular topics. First, Texas is unique from many other states in that most others do not have a class of offenses similar to our state jail felonies. Understanding how this class of offense works is crucial to a defendant. Second, it is important to understand the types of offenses which fall into this classification. This is why I chose to discuss charges such as theft, retail theft, identity theft, and money laundering. Third, as I discussed throughout this series, it is possible for each of these charges to be brought along with other counts. In other words, a defendant may face multiple charges which all stem from one course of conduct. Finally, it is important to retain an attorney to represent your interests as a criminal conviction can have a serious impact on one’s future.

If you or a family member have been charged with a state jail felony then contact my office today to speak with an Austin criminal defense lawyer. I have been practicing law since 1995 and I focus entirely on protecting the rights of the accused. I am Board Certified in Criminal Defense by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and I believe that everyone is entitled to vigorous representation. Contact us online or by telephone today to speak with an attorney. 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.