What makes the Aragon Law Firm different?
Communication. People hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer to be an Advisor to them, to be their Advocate in front of a jury, prosecutor and judge, to Negotiate a fair resolution to a case with a prosecutor or judge, and to Evaluate their case. Whether you need an Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer, an Austin DWI Lawyer, a Possession of Marijuana Lawyer, or a Lawyer to represent you for any Criminal Charge, call the Aragon Law Firm.
What is a Criminal Defense Lawyer supposed to do?
A Lawyer’s Responsibilities
- A lawyer, as a member of the legal profession, is a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system and a public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice.
- As a representative of clients, a lawyer performs various functions.
- As an ADVISOR, a lawyer provides a client with an informed understanding of the client’s legal rights and obligations and explains their practical implications.
- As an ADVOCATE, a lawyer zealously asserts the client’s position under the ruled of the adversary system.
- As a NEGOTIATOR, a lawyer seeks a result advantageous to the client but consistent with requirements of honest dealings with others.
- As an EVALUATOR, a lawyer acts by examining a client’s legal affairs and reporting about them to the client or to others.
- ABA Rules of Professional Conduct
Many people get their knowledge of the criminal justice system from watching tv, or maybe from asking a friend about a past criminal matter. As you might imagine, not every Lawyer is the same, and client experiences differ incredibly. TV is fiction, and rarely portrays the truth about the inner workings of the Criminal Justice System. An Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer that is a great Advisor can anticipate results through experience and analysis of your facts. Any prospective client should be cautious of any Lawyer that gives quick answers to legal questions without asking many questions and usually many qualifications to those answers. This is because legal matters can be more complex than most people can imagine. An experienced Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer, Austin DWI lawyer, will ask many questions and take into account the many variables before advising their clients. This is what you can expect from Joseph Aragon, at the Aragon Law Firm.
An Advocate is a fighter. The American Justice System is adversarial, and therefore characterized by conflict and opposition. It means that when someone is charged with a crime, the state of Texas and their representatives are not your friends. They are advocates for the state, and they are bound by a different ethical mandate. You need an Advocate of your own. You need an Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer of your own. You need an Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer, or Austin DWI Lawyer that will do everything possible within the ethical and legal bounds of the law to fight for you. The Aragon Law Firm is that kind of advocate.
A Negotiator is a problem solver. There are many techniques that a Negotiator uses to reach their goals. A skilled Negotiator can turn perceived weaknesses into strengths, and turn their opponents’ perceived strengths in weaknesses. A large part of being a Criminal Defense Lawyer or Austin DWI Lawyer is Negotiating with Prosecutors for the State of Texas. It is a special kind of Negotiation, with very high stakes. A great Criminal Defense Lawyer will go into a negotiation with all of the facts. Every problem has a solution. The communication of those solutions is what separates a regular lawyer from a great lawyer. This requires proper preparation and investigation. You can expect extensive preparation, investigation, and exceptional Negotiation skills from the Aragon Law Firm.
A proper legal evaluation not only looks at the facts of a given case, but also looks at the person being charged, and where they are in their life. Just as no two cases are the same, no two people are the same, and the practice of Criminal Defense is not a one size fits all system. Careful examination and investigation into underlying causes, circumstances, and reasons for why someone was charged with a crime can make all the difference in the world in the outcome of a given case. This process is not only done from the viewpoint of the Defendant and the Criminal Defense Lawyer, but from the viewpoint of the prosecutor, judge, and possible jurors. A great Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer, or Austin DWI Lawyer, will know how to properly evaluate a case, and pinpoint not so obvious variables quickly. The Aragon Law Firm is committed to this kind of aggressive evaluation.
Free Initial Case Evaluation and Consultation
The Aragon Law Firm handles the full range of criminal charges in every court in Travis County, Hays County, and Williamson County. Whether you are charged with a DWI, Assault, Theft, Public Intoxication, DUI, or any other crime, you have questions that need to be answered.
You need someone experienced in dealing with prosecutors in Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County and Comal County. You need someone that will keep you informed in every stage of the process. Most importantly, you need someone that will return your phone calls, emails and letters. Call today to schedule a free consultation with an Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer/Austin DWI Lawyer. Consultations are handled at all hours of the day and we are able to work with any schedule.
AUSTIN DWI LAWYER
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (DWI) is an exceedingly common crime in the State of Texas. If you or someone you know has been charged with a DWI, you need an Austin DWI Lawyer you can trust to guide you through this tough time. A DWI is a very serious crime, and if you are convicted of a DWI, you face long lasting repercussions. Fines, Fees, Community Service, Counseling Classes, Drug Testing, Probation officers, License Suspension, Surcharges, and many many more things must be taken into consideration. If you plan on fighting your DWI charge, you need an Austin DWI Lawyer that has experience coordinating the many steps necessary for Trial preparation.
No matter if you took the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, gave breath, gave blood or denied any of those, the Aragon Law Firm can help you. Many think that if they gave breath or blood, there is no way to fight their DWI. The truth is that a proper DWI evaluation is very complex and there are many factors to take into account. No two DWIs are the same, and an experienced Austin DWI Lawyer can help you understand your case. First it will help to review the statute.
A person commits an offense of driving while intoxicated if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place. Intoxication has two definitions. The definition of intoxication that is usually discussed is if someone has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more. The other definition of intoxication is not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body.
Many, wrongfully believe that it is illegal to Drink and Drive. That is false. If you are facing a DWI charge, get the answers your need by calling an Austin DWI Lawyer to fight for you. A DWI does not have to define your future.
Don’t let a DWI define your future, hire an Austin DWI Lawyer
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA LAWYER
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (POM) is one of the more common crimes in Texas, and especially in Austin, Travis County. Know what the law says and what you could face if you are charged with Possession of Marijuana.
A person commits an offense of Possession of Marijuana, POM, if a person knowingly or intelligently possesses a usable quantity of marijuana.
The punishment for Possession of Marijuana, POM, is determined by the quantity:
- 2 ounces or less: Class B Misd.
- 4 ounces or less but more than 2 ounces: Class A Misd.
- 5 pounds or less but more than 4 ounces: State Jail Felony
- 50 pounds or less but more than 5 pounds: 3rd Degree Felony
- 2000 pounds or less but more than 50 pounds: 2nd Degree Felony
- More than 2000 pounds: Life or for a term of not more than 99 years or less than 5 years, and a fine not to exceed $50,000
Now that you know how a Possession of Marijuana, POM charge, is determined in Texas, you need to know what the State can ask for punishment if you are convicted of Possession of Marijuana.
|Class C||None||$500 Max|
|Class B||Up to 180 days in County Jail||$2,000 Max|
|Class A||Up to 1 Year in County Jail||$4,000 Max|
|State Jail||180 days to 2 Years in State Jail||$10,000 Max|
|3rd Degree||2-10 Years in Prison||$10,000 Max|
|2nd Degree||2-20 Years in Prison||$10,000 Max|
|1st Degree||5-99 Years in Prison||$10,000 Max|
Things to think about if you are charged with Possession of Marijuana, POM
There are many factors that go into the analysis of a Possession of Marijuana, POM, case. First, it is important to establish if the Court your charge is being heard in has jurisdiction to hear your case. County lines are not governed by city lines, and it is always worth noting where exactly you were ticketed or arrested for Possession of Marijuana, POM, to see if that area falls within the jurisdiction of the court. Second, the officer must have properly pulled over/detained you to eventually conduct the search of your person, vehicle, or residence. There are very serious Constitutional restraints on the Law Enforcement in conducting searches and seizures. You should contact a qualified Austin Marijuana Lawyer to go over the specific facts of your case. Third, should you take your case to trial, the State would have to prove that you were in “Possession” of the marijuana. Like most things in the law, “Possession”, has a specific definition. The Texas Penal Code, Section 1.07(39) says ”Possession” means actual care, custody, control, or management. Possession is not always a clean cut issue and you need a qualified Austin Marijuana Lawyer to analyze the facts of your case. These factors are only a few of the very important issues you need to discuss with your Austin Marijuana Lawyer when you have been charged with Possession of Marijuana, POM.
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While there are many worse crimes than Possession of Marijuana, POM, there are other factors to think about when formulating your defense. For example, if you are convicted of Possession of Marijuana, your Driver’s License may be suspended for 6 months. Another crime that you need to be aware of if you are charged with Possession of Marijuana, POM, is Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, or PDP. A Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, PDP, is a charge that is not always charged against those who have been alleged to be in Possession of Marijuana, POM, even though they may have been in possession of Paraphernalia at the time of their ticketing or arrest.
Joseph Aragon at the Aragon Law Firm has experience handling Possession of Marijuana charges in Williamson County, Travis County, Hays County and Comal County. If you are looking for a Criminal Defense Lawyer to analyze your case in Central Texas, from Georgetown, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Austin, Kyle, Buda, or San Marcos, you need an Lawyer you can trust. You need a Criminal Defense Lawyer that will take the time to explain all of the steps of your criminal matter, and explain the law as it pertains to your case. Joseph Aragon at the Aragon Law Firm understands that everyone’s situation is different and there is not one solution that works best for everyone. Don’t let a Criminal charge in Central Texas define your future.
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you are facing Criminal Charges in Travis County, you need a local Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer to represent you. There are advantages to hiring local counsel to fight your case. A lawyer that knows the local court system, the prosecutors, and most importantly, the character of prospective jurors.
A local Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer should be able to give you a detailed evaluation of the judge and prosecutors in your case, before you ever have to show up to court. For example, if you are charged with a Misdemeanor in Travis County and have hired an Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer, you are not required to appear for the first two settings, or pre-trial conferences, for your case. Thee settings allow the attorney to negotiate a possible resolution to your case before you are forced to schedule time away from work or school. During this time, an Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer should be able to review any paperwork, video, or other necessary information with you, prior to you having to show up to court. This is precisely the reason why great communication is so important. This is why it is so important to hire an Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer that you can trust.
Jail Release. Phones Answered 24 Hours!
If your friend or loved one has been arrested, call 512-827-7767 for a free consultation and information about a Jail Release. Joseph Aragon will take your call, and work to get your friend or loved one released as soon as possible. If you need an Austin DWI Lawyer, time is of the essence. An Austin DWI Lawyer can advise you on how to go about getting them out of Jail. When someone is in custody for DWI, they need an Austin DWI Lawyer to act fast on their behalf. They do not want to stay in Travis County Jail, and you do not want them to remain there. Call now to get the information you need, and get them out of Jail.
Primary office located in Austin, TX, serving Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County, Comal County, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Round Rock, San Marcos, Buda, Kyle, and New Braunfels.
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