handcuffs with gavelThis is the first post in a series of articles which will discuss the handling of state jail felonies in Austin, Texas. I have decided to write on this issue due to the fact that such offenses carry serious consequences. These can include a permanent criminal record and extended jail time. It is helpful to understand the law regarding state jail felonies and their related penalties if you have been arrested. It is also important to discuss your situation with an attorney as soon as possible. This article will provide an overview of the upcoming articles in this series. If you or someone you know has been arrested, then contact my office today to speak with a criminal defense lawyer.

I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will address include:

  • An explanation of Texas state jail felonies
  • Handling theft charges
  • Charges of organized retail theft
  • Identity theft charges
  • Money laundering charges

I am addressing these issues for a variety of reasons. First, it is important to understand the potential penalties if one is convicted of a state jail felony. Second, these types of charges can carry a term of incarceration and lifelong implications. Third, I will discuss the charge of organized retail theft. This charge can result from selling or receiving stolen merchandise and the severity of the offense is dependent on the value of the items involved. Fourth, identity theft is a prevalent issue in the state of Texas. The article will go over what conduct rises to the level of identity theft and the associated penalties. Lastly, money laundering is a serious offense and results from knowingly acquiring money through criminal activity. Understanding the specifics of these types of charges will be helpful if one has been arrested.

A point I will be stressing in the upcoming articles is the importance of hiring an attorney as soon as possible if you have been charged. It is also imperative to retain counsel experienced in criminal law. These cases are complicated and require in-depth knowledge of the law and the court system in Texas. My office is devoted to protecting the rights of those accused of a crime. We strive to provide the highest level of service. Contact us online or by telephone to speak with an Austin state jail felony attorney. I have been licensed to practice since 1995 and I am Board Certified in Criminal Defense by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

I also serve 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.