Fort Bend County Criminal Charges

Sullo & Sullo will Aggressively Defend Your Rights at Fort Bend County Criminal Court.

At Sullo & Sullo we understand that good people often make a single bad choice that should not change everything about their plans for the future. Of course, you will have to deal with some consequences from your bad choice; minimizing those consequences is our job, and one we do very well. Unfortunately, our current justice system often brands a person guilty simply because they have been charged.  Because the odds are definitely not in your favor after being charged with a Fort Bend County Criminal Offense, Sullo & Sullo's Sugarland Criminal Defense Attorneys will fight aggressively on your behalf, working hard to avoid you having Fort Bend County Criminal Records which can follow you for the remainder of your life.

If you have been charged with a Fort Bend Criminal Offense it is imperative that you have experienced Sugarland Criminal Defense Attorneys by your side when you appear in a Fort Bend County Criminal Court. Your primary goal is likely to avoid Fort Bend County Jail Texas and to do this you will need legal help dealing with the Fort Bend County District Attorney. Having Sullo & Sullo's Sugarland Criminal Lawyers to help you following your Fort Bend County Arrest can truly make a difference in the outcome of your charges. Being criminally charged is an extremely frightening, anxiety-producing experience and one that you certainly do not want to face on your own.

Your Right to Remain Silent Should Always Be Taken Seriously - While most all of us have seen television shows which advise those arrested of their Miranda rights, in reality it is human nature to want to “talk our way out” of a bad situation. Perhaps you believe if you just explain to the police officer you will be allowed to go home—the officer may have even told you that if you simply answer questions you can be at home in your bed in short order. It is essential for you to understand that police officers are trained to extract information from suspects, and, as the Miranda Warning states, that information can and will be used against you in a court of law. Exercise your right to remain silent—give the officer your name and address, then clearly ask for an attorney. Until your Sugarland Criminal Defense Attorney arrives, do not answer questions and do not offer information.

Criminal Offenses Handled by Your Sugarland Criminal Defense Lawyers - Remember, even though the state of Texas is required to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, there are far too many innocent people incarcerated across the nation. Whether you are actually innocent of the charges, or you did commit crime, but there were extenuating circumstances, Sullo & Sullo's Sugarland Criminal Attorneys can help. When you contact the knowledgeable Sugarland Criminal Defense Lawyers from Sullo & Sullo as quickly as possible after your Fort Bend County Arrest, you have taken the most important step toward a better outcome. Our highly skilled attorneys can help you with the following criminal offenses:

  • Criminal Trespass
  • Drug Crimes
  • Assault & Battery
  • DWI
  • Federal and State Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Court Expunctions and Non-Disclosures
  • Evading Arrest
  • Other Texas Felonies and Misdemeanors

Fort Bend Felonies & Misdemeanors - Felony offenses are much more serious than misdemeanor offenses, however both can affect your current life as well as your future. Felony offenses are divided into state jail felonies, third-degree felonies, second-degree felonies, first-degree felonies and capital felonies. A state jail felony can result in from 180 days to two years in jail, a third-degree felony could result in two to ten years in prison, a second-degree felony could result in two to twenty years in prison, a first-degree felony can result in five to ninety-nine years in prison, and a capital felony can result in life in prison to the death penalty. For misdemeanor offenses you could spend anywhere from 180 days to one year in jail, depending on whether you are convicted of a Class A, B or C misdemeanor.

Fort Bend County Drug Crime Charges - Those in the state of Texas are likely aware that drug crimes are often harshly punished. The specific drug crime you are charged with will depend on the type and amount of the drug in your possession, as well as whether you were only in possession or are believed to have been selling the drug. Prescription drugs are not exempt from Texas drug crime offenses. A Fort Bend County drug conviction could result in a few days of jail all the way to 15-99 years in a Texas state prison, therefore it is extremely important that you contact an experienced Sugarland criminal defense attorney.

Fort Bend Assault & Battery Charges - If you intentionally or recklessly caused bodily harm to another or engaged in any type of physical contact with another person that the person found offensive, you could be charged with assault & battery. Simple assault is usually a serious misdemeanor, while you could be charged with a third-degree felony if your assault was against an emergency services person, a police officer, a government official or a public servant. For a repeat assault which involves choking or strangulation of a family member or significant other, you could face a second or third-degree felony.

Fort Bend DWI Charges - Those charged with DWI in the state of Texas should take the charges extremely seriously. There are severe criminal penalties for those convicted of DWI in the state, as well as many more repercussions outside the legal system. If you took—or were forced to take—certain sobriety tests prior to your arrest, there may have been issues with the test which your Sugarland Criminal Defense Attorneys can challenge. Even for a DWI in Texas First Offense, you could face a class B misdemeanor, and, if convicted, could lose your driver’s license for up to a year, could be assessed fines as large as $2,000 and could even spend days in jail.

Fort Bend County Criminal Trespass Charges - If you are charged with criminal trespass, then you may have entered the property of another person without consent. You might also have failed to leave the property once you were given notice that you were on another’s property and the owner wanted you to leave. You could have been in an RV, an airplane, on commercial property, on residential property, or on agricultural land when charged with criminal trespass. You might also have been on a critical infrastructure facility with a fence in place meant to keep people out. Criminal Trespass in the state of Texas is generally charged as a Class B misdemeanor, although it can be charged as a Class A misdemeanor if you were in possession of a weapon at the time of the trespass.

Fort Bend County Federal & State Criminal Appeals - If an error of law occurred during your original state or federal trial—such as improper jury instructions or a failure on the part of the judge to properly apply the law—then you might be eligible for a criminal appeal of your case. You can discuss filing an appeal with your Sullo & Sullo Sugarland Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Fort Bend County Expunctions & Non-Disclosures - Cases which were dismissed, declined, no-billed or those which received a not-guilty verdict could be eligible for expunction. When a case is expunged, each governmental agency must destroy every record related to your arrest. This means that when a prospective employer runs a criminal history check on you, your case will not show up. Having Fort Bend County Criminal Records can cause you significant problems later on, therefore you might want to consider an expunction.

Fort Bend County Evading Arrest Charges - Many people are arrested for evading arrest when in actuality they were unaware they had been placed under arrest because the officer failed to properly inform them of that fact. You are allowed to walk away from an interaction with a Texas police officer, however you cannot intentionally flee from an officer who is attempting to detail you. The charges for evading arrest could be misdemeanor charges or felony charges, depending on whether a vehicle was used to evade arrest.

As a full-service Houston Criminal Law Firm, the attorneys at Sullo & Sullo have the necessary experience and knowledge to represent you during this difficult time. We have earned the trust of our clients over the years, and we want you to understand that when you appear in Fort Bend County Criminal Court you need an attorney who is 100 percent on your side, in your corner. Before you hire another attorney, take advantage of the Sullo & Sullo's Sugarland Criminal Lawyer Free Consultations as well as the fact that we are Sugarland Criminal Defense Lawyers with Payment Plans. Contact Sullo & Sullo today for exemplary legal representation.

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