Most folks don’t expect to find themselves accused of a crime, but it does happen. Our criminal law attorneys have described the majority of their clients as “good people who are just having a really bad day.” If you find yourself in need of a criminal defense lawyer, Texas Legal will be by your side.
Felony and Misdemeanor Defense
With a criminal defense case, it’s important that you speak to an attorney right away to get the best outcome. An experienced criminal defense attorney will know your rights and the typical procedures of the justice system, and this knowledge is invaluable when preparing a defense.
We all know that you shouldn’t drink and drive, but if you happen to find yourself in a situation where you’ve made that mistake, your Texas Legal plan can help you navigate your DUI/DWI case. If you find yourself facing a DWI or DUI charge, you want to find a lawyer ASAP. DWI laws are very complex and punishments vary from place to place. Without a lawyer, you might not know about a county’s diversion program to avoid a conviction or understand your options when it comes to driver’s license suspension. In addition, a lawyer can help possibly negotiate an outcome with the prosecution.
This aspect of your coverage also protects you if you were charged with boating while intoxicated or under the influence.
To read about Texas Legal’s DWI coverage in action, we recommend this member testimonial from Jeremy, who shared how Texas Legal helped him through when he found himself faced with a DWI.
Kids make mistakes. Sometimes big, sometimes small. If your child is facing charges in juvenile court, your Texas Legal plan can help. In order for your child to qualify for defense in juvenile court, they need to be listed on your Texas Legal family plan.
As with any criminal law matter, it’s important that you contact an attorney right away, even before charges have been filed. A skilled attorney can help you get a better outcome in your juvenile law case and help you understand your rights and responsibilities under the law.
Everyone deserves the ability to start over and move on from past mistakes. That’s why Texas Law allows for expungement and record sealing for certain types of criminal arrest records and convictions. The laws surrounding expungement and record sealing are complex, so you should seek an experienced attorney’s help. Your Texas Legal plan can help you with consulting with and hiring an attorney for expungement or record sealing.
If you find yourself arrested or held for any reason, your Texas Legal membership will be by your side to help you get released. Our memberships cover an attorney’s help in getting released from jail. You can locate an attorney near you anytime with our online attorney finder or during business hours by calling our toll-free number 1-800-252-9346.
If you are being held in police custody, you have the fundamental right to know why and have a judge determine if that reason is lawful. Texas Legal can help you if you need a habeas corpus hearing, which can force public officials to come forward and state why they’ve detained you and what the evidence is against you.
Driver’s License Suspension and Traffic Tickets
Flashing lights in your rear view mirror? Call Texas Legal. We have attorneys that specialize in traffic cases and can help you fight your ticket or get the best outcome possible. If your license has been suspended, our attorneys can help you figure out the best way to get your license reinstated so that you can get back on the road.
If you are facing a misdemeanor charge that would result in your license being revoked or suspended, Texas Legal covers an attorney’s help with consultations, negotiations, preparation and pleadings through trial, if a trial occurs. For traffic tickets, your plan covers pretrial consultations, negotiations, preparation and pleadings, but not a trial.
If you are faced with a charge of public intoxication, Texas Legal will cover your attorney’s fees for consultations, negotiations, preparation and pleadings through trial, if a trial occurs.
Should you be involved in a court proceeding where the court had to determine if you were competent to stand trial, or if the state were seeking to involuntarily commit you to an institution due to the condition of insanity, your membership would cover an attorney’s help in defending yourself and your interests.
Finding a Criminal Law Attorney
To find a criminal defense attorney in Texas Legal’s network, use our online attorney finder, selecting “Criminal Law” under Area of Law and choosing the legal issue that best matches your needs. Then put in your location or other specifics to find someone near you.