Getting to know our Houston Criminal Defense Attorneys
A criminal offense is a type of crime we distinguish from a civil “wrong.” A criminal offense is viewed by society as not only an offense against a victim but against society as a whole. A civil wrong involves a misbehavior toward a specific victim but is not considered an affront to the public or to morality in general. As an example, robbery is considered a criminal offense because a victim has been (forcefully) deprived of his or her property, but also because society as a whole is not tolerant of a violent personal theft.
When considering a white-collar crime, such as embezzlement, the owner of the business is harmed when an employee embezzles money, but in many cases, so is the public. In contrast, a civil wrong generally does not breach society’s moral sensibilities in the same way a criminal offense does. Because of this, we leave it to “society” (as in a public prosecutor such as a district attorney) to charge and prosecute criminal offenders, bringing justice to the victim, and, by extension, society.
Rather than the monetary compensation awarded a “victim” in a civil case, criminal defendants are incarcerated and/or fined, as a punishment. You may have been charged with a Texas felony—a more serious criminal offense—or a Texas misdemeanor, which is less serious, but can still have serious consequences. Criminal offenses include such crimes as murder, manslaughter, assault, sexual crimes, drug offenses, theft and burglary, DWI and DUI, juvenile crimes, disorderly conduct, domestic violence and shoplifting (as well as many more criminal offenses)
Whether the crime you are charged with is a felony or misdemeanor will depend on many different things—sometimes a crime which is normally a misdemeanor can be charged as a felony when there are aggravating circumstances or the offense is a second, third or subsequent charge. Houston Criminal Defense Attorneys also deal with probation violations, bench warrants and bond hearings. In fact, no matter the issue related to your criminal charges, an experienced Houston Criminal Lawyer from Sullo & Sullo can advocate on your behalf, defending your charges aggressively.
Both felony and misdemeanor offenses can cause not only serious criminal penalties, but additional consequences which can last for many, many years. Who you choose to represent you for your Harris County criminal charges makes a significant difference in the outcome of your criminal charges. The Sullo & Sullo Law Firm has two decades of experience in the field of criminal defense, which is definitely an advantage for you. Your criminal defense is extremely important, and you should not take chances with your future—we are in your corner, by your side, from start to finish.
About Sullo & Sullo - At the Houston Law Firm of Sullo & Sullo, our Houston Criminal Attorneys have been helping Houstonians for nearly two decades, representing more than 275,000 clients during that time. We offer affordable prices and payment plans, have a 25 + member staff and twelve Houston Criminal Lawyers. In short, we understand the stress you are facing with your Houston criminal charges and we believe we can help alleviate that stress while ensuring your rights and your future are well-protected. We are a full-service law firm, founded with an objective of meeting the needs of today’s clients, while at the same time avoiding multi-tiered staffing and high overhead issues which often burden today’s “conventional” law firms. We have a simple approach—we will work with you to help define your objective then achieve that objective to the extent possible within the criminal justice system. Consider the following regarding Sullo & Sullo’s Houston Criminal Defense Attorneys:
- We have tried more than 1000 criminal cases with more “not guilty” jury verdicts in Houston Municipal Court than any other law firm (2009-2014, 2017 and 2018);
- Sullo & Sullo was ranked #1 on Yelp’s list of the Best 10 Lawyers in Houston in April 2019;
- Sullo & Sullo was ranked #1 on Thumbtack’s list of the Best Lawyers in Houston in May 2019;
- We were voted “Best Attorney” by the Bellaire/River Oaks/West University Examiner in 2011;
- Andrew Sullo received AVVO’s 2019 Client’s Choice Award;
- Andrew Sullo is a Top 100 National Trial Lawyer (2013-2019) as named by National Trial Lawyers;
- Andrew Sullo is a member of the American Association for Justice (2013-2019).
At the law firm of Sullo & Sullo, we use innovative and interactive technologies which allow our clients to receive a free consultation on criminal offense matters while retaining our services online. Our focus on keeping up with the ever-changing technologies has enabled our firm to offer high quality legal services at cost-effective prices.
Getting the Help You Need for Your Harris County Criminal Charges - Regardless of the criminal offense you have been charged with—whether a felony or a misdemeanor—Sullo & Sullo can help. We are highly experienced Houston Criminal Defense Lawyers who believe in our clients. We believe your future is important, and we understand that you have many questions following Harris County criminal charges. You may have been arrested for a DWI in Texas or a DUI in Texas. You may be confused about Texas DWI laws and wonder “Is a DWI a felony in Texas?”
You may be unclear about the differences in a DUI vs. DWI in Texas. Perhaps this is your first offense or a subsequent offense. You can have questions regarding an occupational license Texas, your ALR hearing, field sobriety tests, breathalyzer tests or blood alcohol tests. Whether you refused the breathalyzer test, or you believe the results of your breathalyzer test are wrong due to a specific issue, your Sullo & Sullo attorney can help. We offer the personal attention you really need following criminal charges in the state of Texas.
If you have been arrested or are being investigated for a crime, you are likely feeling anxious, frightened and totally stressed out. The uncertainty of what you need to do next can be almost paralyzing at a time when you need to take quick action. Remember, your case is far from over simply because you have been arrested. The prosecution must still build a convincing case against you, establishing guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. An experienced Sullo & Sullo Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer can give you the best chance at overcoming this major obstacle in your life and moving forward.