Doing a Texas Criminal Law Search? Be Careful.
If you’ve been arrested or under investigation for a crime, you may want to do what you do with a lot of things you wonder or worry about: Google it.
Feeling like you know more information about what to expect by looking it up on the internet is a common, human reaction to the unknown, uncertainty and fear.
You can find things like the written law. You can find a lot of case law.
You can find lawyer websites that talk about the law (but sometimes are not updated, wrong or perhaps incomplete). Some of these sites are written by out of state or country non-lawyers who are trying to pad search terms into legal websites.
What you likely can’t research? How the law applies to your particular situation.
Personalized Approach to the Law.
The practice of criminal law is an art and skill that comes through years of experience. Even if you know what the written law is, an experienced criminal defense attorney likely has a better sense of what will get the best possible result with a particular set of facts.
Here’s just a few legal factors that you won’t find on the web:
How a particular judge may rule on something and that judge’s tendencies. How issues are handled differently in different counties. What is the best way to convey the facts and law to a prosecutor to get the best result. How to write a Grand Jury letter for the best opportunity to receive a no-bill. Which cases should be rushed to trial and the type of cases where delay is your friend. What is a good deal in a particular court or county. Which cases are best resolved through a plea bargain and which cases get the best result through trial. Looking at the charging documents and the facts of the case to see if technically everything is in accordance with the law.
You might be able to find some basic information on the web, but nothing can replace hiring a competent, experienced Texas attorney to look at the specific facts of your case, and put together a personalized strategy for the best possible resolution.
Please call Bill Stradley today at (713) 224-5455 to set up an office consultation. He will straightforwardly tell you what is possible, not possible with your case, and give you the aggressive, experienced criminal defense that you need.