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Being charged with a felony can derail your life from its intended course. It can also be stressful and frightening because felony convictions usually carry incarceration time, which means the loss of your freedom and years of time away from your family and friends. Even if your felony conviction carries a short incarceration period, you could still end up pay for your mistake for the rest of your life. With a felony conviction on your record, you may have trouble finding a job, securing a safe place to live, purchasing a weapon, or even furthering your education. Do not hesitate to contact for a free consultation to discuss how The Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, PLLC can begin to fight for your freedom.
Some of the most serious crimes in Texas are considered felonies:
- Aggravated Assault
- Armed Robbery
- Domestic Violence
- Driving While Intoxicated
- Drug Crimes
- Robbery & Theft
- Sexual Assault
- Weapons Charges
With such serious consequences attached to the outcome of a felony criminal case, you can’t risk arriving at court without the best and most aggressive legal defense. At The Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, we fight for our clients, in order for them to obtain the best possible results. The Philosophy from Ruben Ortiz has always been to first find a way to obtain a Dismissal of the Charges, and then if that is not possible, then to prepare the most aggressive Defense in order to fight the charges in a Jury Trial. In Texas, felonies at every level can carry time behind bars, so you need a team fighting for you!
Types of Felony Offenses & Penalties
According to Texas law, a felony is reserved for the most serious offenses. Attorney Ortiz helps clients mount a strong legal defense so they’re ready to fight felony criminal charges. Our firm represents clients accused of felonies in El Paso and nearby areas.
Texas law has five felony classifications for criminal offenses:
- State Jail Felony: A state jail felony carries a fine up to $10,000. Convicted persons could also face between 180 days to two years in a State Jail facility, or probation.
- Third Degree Felony: A third degree felony carries a fine up to $10,000, and a those convicted could also face between two and ten years in prison, or probation.
- Second Degree Felony: A second degree felony carries a fine up to $10,000, and if convicted, parties could face up to 25 years in prison, or probation.
- First Degree Felony: A first degree felony carries a fine up to $10,000, and if convicted, first degree felony crimes carry long-term potential incarceration of up to 99 years in prison. Some first-degree felonies, like aggravated sexual assault have mandatory minimum sentences of 25 years.
- Capital Felony: According to Texas law, there is only one capital felony, murder. A capital murder charge carries a fine of $10,000 and possible life in prison or death.
El Paso Felony Defense Lawyers
If you’ve been charged with a felony crime in El Paso, El Paso County, or any nearby area, contact The Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz. We understand how to fight felony charges and create the best possible defense. Being charged with a felony criminal charge is a serious legal matter requiring a strong legal defense. Attorney Ortiz will work hard to garner the best possible outcome in your case. Don’t let the fear and worry of a felony charge keep you from acting immediately. If you’re charged with a felony, you need to secure legal representation as soon as possible. An attorney is more than your legal counsel, they represent your interest and fight for your freedom inside the court room and outside of it. Some felony charges in Texas can be charged as misdemeanors, depending on the details and circumstance of the case. An attorney can help you navigate the unfamiliar terrain of the legal field, so you aren’t left trying to fight for your freedom alone. Even if your case is complex and complicated, our firm is ready to help you tackle it and ensure your side of the story is heard.
At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, we can help you understand the charges against you and develop a legal strategy in order to help you obtain the best possible results.
In some cases, a dismissal of the charges, in other cases, a Jury Trial is required and in other circumstances the best possible plea Agreement. Remember, each case has their own unique set of facts and evidence, and no two cases are exactly the same.
Our goal is always to begin looking at each case in order to find a way to win that case for each client. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation so we can review the details of your case. Attorney Ortiz has helped individuals facing serious charges since 1998.
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