Austin Criminal Defense Attorney
Arrested in Austin? Fight your allegations!
If you are facing criminal allegations, your first step should be to seek qualified legal representation. Our team at Briggle & Polan, PLLC is dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been accused of crimes throughout Austin and the surrounding areas. We are experienced Austin criminal lawyers who are able to handle any case in court. We are proud of our reputation as a
strong and aggressive team of attorneys, but we are also proud of the personal attention we offer to each client who comes to us for help. We want each person to feel like an individual and know that we are behind them 100%. While we have the experience and resources of a large firm, we've retained the benefits of a small group.
Aggressive Criminal Defense for Your Case
In order to best serve you and protect your freedom and future, we take a strong stand against criminal charges. Our main priority is to get your case dismissed by challenging the evidence against you and fighting tirelessly for your best interests. Cases of DWI are extremely common in Texas, but we understand that the processes used to determine whether someone was driving under the influence of alcohol are not always accurate. We are also able to handle any type of
drug crime, from
trafficking. If you were accused of
kidnapping, you could be up against the federal government. These
federal crimes are investigated and prosecuted by agencies like the FBI, DEA, and United States Secret Services, agencies with much more manpower and resources than local authorities.
Each Austin criminal defense lawyer on our staff also can handle charges of sex crimes. We understand that the mere hint of an offense like
statutory rape or
sexual assault can mean mandatory registration as a sex offender and some of these crimes against minors are even considered second degree felony offenses. We can also aid you if you were accused of theft charges such as
robbery that are considered both misdemeanors and felonies (depending on the alleged amount stolen) according to Texas Penal Code Title 7, Chapter 31.
Our firm has a strong emphasis on defending those facing DWI allegations. Despite law enforcements attempts to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving, the number of DWI arrests between 1995 and 2008 show a substantial increase in the number of people who operate motor vehicles while intoxicated. DWI is a serious offense, and if a law enforcement officer even suspects that a driver is intoxicated, they will pulls them over to investigate. Depending on your prior record and blood alcohol level (BAC) at the time of the arrest, a DWI can be charges as a gross misdemeanor or a felony offence.
Avoid the Penalties of a Conviction
In 2009, the FBI reported no less than 51,087 incidents of criminal activity for the city of Austin alone. Of these, a little more than 4,000 of the incidents were reported as violent criminal acts and the rest were related to property crimes. Projections anticipate this number to rise in the years following it, making your need for a criminal defense attorney all the more important. In fact, with numbers like these, foregoing your legal right to an attorney could be detrimental to your future wellbeing. It would seem as if law enforcement officers and courtroom officials are eager to sentence and convict criminally accused individuals in the area. Without strong representation on your side acting in your defense, you stand little chance of avoiding the penalties that would otherwise accompany a conviction.
At Briggle & Polan, we are dedicated to serving the needs of Austin residents who have been criminally accused. Whether you are facing charges for burglary, arson or something else, we can be your go-to resource for the information and defense you need as you attempt to fight the charges that have been made against you. Rather than joining the ranks of more than 8,000 other individuals who have been convicted of crimes of this nature, instead turn to our law office for the defense you both need and deserve. From the moment you contact an associate at our law office all the way through to the completion of your case, we will remain faithfully by your side, aggressively fighting on behalf of the rights you stand to lose if a conviction is made. Don't wait to take action against the incriminating allegations that have been made in your name. When you turn to our firm for help, we will do everything in our power to ensure that you escape conviction and the penalties that go along with it.
Austin Criminal Attorneys: Fighting for You
Knowing is half the battle. If you have recently been arrested on some type of criminal charges, our firm is committed to walking through the process so that you can better understand the Texas court system as well as the penalties you might be facing, according to the Texas penal code. Know that the burden of proof rests on the prosecution. What this means is that you are innocent until proven guilty, and our firm can help fight to maintain your innocence. It not only must be proved that you might be guilty, it must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, as listed in §2.01 of Texas Penal Code Title 1. This should give you confidence enough to pursue the best possible defense with the help of a trial attorney at our firm.
Our firm has real trial experience that is supported by a passion for our client's rights, no matter what criminal offense is facing them. One of the most common criminal offenses that our clients face is DWI. We are ready to help you through every step of the DWI process. Our experienced team of legal professionals is ready to help you with your
DMV hearing so that you can keep your license or gain a provisional one, or fight for your rights against
felony DWI allegations such as manslaughter or intoxication assault. Facing any kind of criminal charge is stressful and full of uncertainty – that's why it is important to find a knowledgeable attorney who can help give you peace of mind about your case.
No matter how serious you believe the theft crime to be, we could fight to get charges dismissed or lessened. We can also fight for you if you were arrested on suspicion of committing a
white collar crime (those crimes that are financially motivated), or
internet crime offenses such as pornography or credit card fraud. Choosing the right legal representative can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Not only is your freedom on the line, but your future as you know it. With so much at stake, trust us to fight and protect your future.
Contact Briggle & Polan, PLLC!
Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or
felony accusation, you can have peace of mind knowing that a strong legal representative is on your side. Knowing the charges that you are facing is half the battle. Our firm is prepared to counsel you and help you understand the penalties associated with your arrest. For example, no two misdemeanor charges are alike. They range from class A to class C and all have different penalties pending a conviction. The same goes for felonies. The Austin criminal defense attorney from our firm that works with you will break down the Texas Penal Code for you so that you can fully understand what you're going up against. Regardless of your charge, nothing is out of reach for our firm.
We look forward to fighting for you in the future, so take
the first step toward your defense and contact us now!