Types of Criminal Law We Practice
The Houston criminal defense firm of Sullo & Sullo, LLP will provide a high
quality, aggressive defense for those charged with a wide variety of criminal offenses,
including, but not limited to: domestic violence, assault, DWI, DUI, theft, violent
crimes, white collar crimes, fraud, kidnapping, robbery, burglary, murder, manslaughter,
hit & run, child abuse, warrants, appeals, and juvenile crimes. We have over
a decade of solid and successful experience in criminal law and are committed to
providing an excellent defense for each and every client.
The Investigative and Arrest Phases of the Criminal Case
An investigation is usually mounted by the police when they have reason to believe
you have committed a crime. During this investigative phase, law enforcement personnel
typically assess the facts, conduct witness interviews, and generally collect evidence
against you. When the police feel they have sufficient evidence against you, they
may ask a judge to sign a warrant for your arrest. Once you have been arrested,
you will be taken before a judge who may require you to post bail or who might deny
you the opportunity to post bail, requiring you to remain in jail until your trial.
Having an aggressive criminal defense attorney in your corner at this point in your
criminal case can make the difference in whether or not you will remain incarcerated
Arraignments, Preliminary Hearings, and Possible Plea-Bargains
During your criminal arraignment, you will appear before a judge and enter your
plea. You will then be required to appear at your preliminary hearing. During this
hearing, the prosecutor will attempt to show there is sufficient evidence against
you to proceed to trial. Having a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to represent
you is of paramount importance at this time. You will need an experienced attorney
who can competently argue that there is not enough evidence against you to merit
proceeding to trial and that the charges against you should be dropped.
Should probable cause be established, having a Houston criminal attorney on your
side may allow you to negotiate a plea bargain in which the prosecutor might reduce
the charges against you, drop some of the charges against you, or advocate for a
more moderate sentence in exchange for your guilty plea. Having a veteran criminal
defense attorney on your side can be a huge advantage during the plea-bargain process.
The attorneys of Sullo & Sullo, LLP are capable of providing that advantage.
The Trial Phase
If the prosecutor is not amenable to a plea agreement, then a trial date will be
set. While many criminal defense attorneys have little experience in front of a
judge and jury, our attorneys are very comfortable in the courtroom. The lawyers
at Sullo & Sullo, LLP will work aggressively for the best possible outcome for
your particular set of circumstances, and if your case goes to trial we have the
knowledge and experience to mount a formidable defense. To protect your rights throughout
the criminal process, consult the reputable Houston criminal defense attorneys at
Sullo & Sullo, LLP.
Choosing a Criminal Defense Attorney
It can be overwhelming to search for a Houston criminal attorney who is best suited
to the circumstances of your particular case. You are probably already emotionally
devastated by the criminal charges leveled against you, and the task of finding
a Houston criminal defense lawyer with the necessary talent and proficiency to fight
aggressively for you may seem incredibly difficult. The truth is that not all criminal
law firms are equally capable of mounting a successful defense in a powerful criminal
case, and the ability and knowledge of your criminal law attorney will have a significant
influence on the results of your case. The majority of those charged with a crime
have never been in trouble with the law before or had any substantial dealings with
the American justice system.
At Sullo & Sullo, LLP, one of our primary goals is to provide you with as much
information as possible to reduce your level of fear and anxiety. We want you to
feel confident in your choice of a criminal defense lawyer and believe the more
knowledge and information you have the more likely this will be. Our law firm has
many years of individual and combined experience in criminal law, and this experience
allows us to construct a legal approach which will best suit your specific needs.
Your criminal case is of utmost importance to us; we will embark on a thorough assessment
and evaluation of all evidence in order to determine if any procedural mistakes
were committed which could result in a quick dismissal of the charges against you.
If a police officer or other law enforcement personnel have stepped outside their
legal bounds by conducting an unlawful search and seizure, we will work diligently
to suppress such ill-gotten evidence. Many criminal cases have the prospect for
a dismissal, a reduction in the severity of charges, or an acquittal when you hire
an experienced criminal defense attorney who has the opportunity and the know-how
to jump into action on your behalf. If you believe you are being investigated or
you have been arrested for a serious crime, we strongly urge you to contact the
attorneys of Sullo & Sullo, LLP to protect your rights.
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