Criminal Law

Austin Criminal Defense Attorney

Tough, Respected Trial Attorneys Serving Throughout Texas

After you have been arrested, you may be confused and anxious about what the future holds. More than ever, you need to know your rights and how you can fight for them. Whether you have been charged with theft, fraud, or manslaughter, our firm can provide the tough legal defense you deserve.

At Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC, our criminal lawyers in Austin, TX have extensive trial litigation experience and a passion to pursue justice for all. We can deliver powerhouse defense for both misdemeanor and felony charges so call today at (888) 907-8994 for a consultation.

Criminal Cases We Handle

We can provide you legal representation for cases involving:

  • DWI
    • Misdemeanor and Felony DWI cases
    • Occupational Drivers Licenses
    • Drivers License Issues
  • Drug Charges
    • Misdemeanor and Felony Drug Charges
  • Theft and Trespassing Charges
  • Assault and Battery
  • Expungement and Nondisclosure

When you are faced with the prospects of incarceration, steep fines, life with a criminal record, and other severe penalties that can follow you throughout life, you need to be confident that you are working with a legal professional who will do their utmost to ensure that your freedoms and your future are protected. This is the level of service we provide at our firm. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and reputation.

Texas Criminal Defense FAQ

Were you or someone you love recently arrested in TX? If so, you may have some unanswered questions. Below are some frequently asked questions about criminal defense. If your question is not addressed here, contact The Law Office of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC to speak with seasoned criminal attorneys in Austin, Texas today.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

This all depends on whether or not formal charges have been filed against you. It can also depend on if your Austin criminal defense attorney can reach a plea bargain with the prosecution before resorting to trial. Sometimes these matters can be resolved in pre-trial hearings, but other times the case must go to trial in order to be fully resolved.

What Possible Penalties Could I Be Looking At?

According to Texas criminal law the penalties can vary drastically depending on the crime and the severity of your criminal offense. However, the majority of misdemeanor offenses can lead to a one year jail sentence and a fine up to $4,000. Felony crimes are taken much more seriously in the eyes of the court and those are typically punishable for several years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.

How Long Can a Criminal Case Take?

The time it takes to process any criminal case in Texas is highly variable. Aspects such as the severity of the charges, the evidence required, and the overall complexity of the situation can affect how long a case takes.

While it's understandable that many people want to resolve their cases quickly, it is important to allow for as much time as needed for the defense attorney to prepare a solid defense.

Is It Illegal to Be in Possession of Marijuana in Texas?

Yes. No matter how much marijuana is found in your possession, you can be charged with a drug crime if the police find even the smallest amount. The penalties for marijuana drug crimes will vary depending on the amount of the drug found in your possession.

For example, if you were in possession of 5oz or less then it is considered to be a Class C misdemeanor. However, if law enforcement catches you with 2,000 lb of marijuana then you could be facing a first-degree felony charge for drug possession.

Can I Be Pulled Over for DWI in Texas?

In order to be charged with drunk driving, Texas law enforcement officials must first have legal grounds to pull you over. They must also have plenty of convincing evidence to suspect that you were, in fact, driving while intoxicated. For example, if you fail a blood test, urine test, breath test or field sobriety test, then the police may have legal ground to arrest you for suspicion of DWI.

Call a Austin Criminal Defense Attorney for a Free Case Evaluation

With two decades of experience in producing excellent results, Alex R. Hernandez Jr. has earned a 10.0 out of 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating, a testament to how our firm is entirely client-focused and results-driven and even named one of the Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of Texas by the American Institute of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Learn what the available strategies and defenses could be in your case. Contact The Law Offices of Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC and ask for a free case review today.

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Awards & Accolades

  • AVVO Rating
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Rue Ratings
  • Multi-million Dollar Advocates
  • Million Dollar Advocates
  • Texas Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • American Bar