Texas State Crime Defense Attorney

Texas is infamous for its harsh criminal justice system. Consider the tough mandatory sentencing for drug crimes, the overall crackdown on defendants by appellate court judges looking for reelection, and even its notorious application of the death penalty. There are plenty of reasons that anyone suspected of a state crime in Texas should take the situation seriously and consult a skilled criminal defense attorney.

With Dallas, TX trial attorney Jeff King, you get an attorney who has handled hundreds of criminal cases from the most serious felonies to misdemeanor DWI, and other criminal charges all across the spectrum. Jeff pulls from his experience fighting for clients as a U.S. Marine lawyer and brings that same tenacity into every courtroom in Texas.

For defense against charges of fraud, drug crimes, and computer crimes, or any criminal accusation, be assured that Jeff King has the experience and the ability to fight for you.

What is a State Crime Under Texas Criminal Law?

Texas state crimes are actions that are made illegal under Texas criminal statutes. Most of the criminal cases in Texas are state crimes and they cover a broad range, from disorderly conduct to forgery to illicit drug use to kidnapping to murder.

When considering Texas criminal lawyers, it is important to partner with a legal counselor and advocate who has intimate familiarity with the pertinent area of state law. Texas statutes outline categories of crimes and they impact factors like mandatory minumum sentencing and even whether the death penalty is available. Understanding of the details of a crime’s controlling statutes plus in-court experience are needed to ensure your rights are protected and you can build your best case.

State crimes include everything from the most minor misdemeanors to the most serious felonies — but they should all be taken seriously. A conviction will threaten your reputation, your job, your family, and your freedom. You cannot afford to take a chance with an inexperienced attorney. Jeff King’s clients get the benefit of tough, ethical representation from a Texas criminal defense lawyer with over a decade of experience in different courtrooms all over the world.

How Should I Respond to a Texas State Criminal Investigation?

Sometimes it is obvious that a person is a suspect in a case but other times the police play it cool in hopes that they can entice potential suspects to talk freely and trip themselves up. If a police officer or investigator is asking you questions, no matter how casual it may seem, you need to be on guard and protect your rights. The best thing you can do is have a Texas criminal lawyer by your side to ensure you see the best result for your situation.

Here is a common scenario: you get a call from an officer or investigator who only wants you to come in and give a statement. They only want to hear your side of the story so they can wrap up the investigation: “Hey, if we don’t get your side of the story, we will complete our investigation based only on the evidence we have against you.”

Do Not Fall For This Tactic! Call An Attorney Immediately!

If you are brought in for questioning but are not “in custody”, the police do not need to read you your Miranda rights – that you have the right to remain silent, that anything you say can be used against you, and that you have the right to an attorney. Without this reminder, too many people make the mistake of talking to investigators without a Texas criminal defense lawyer present.

Trial attorney Jeff King can help you out of this kind of difficult situation. Many people wait until they have been charged with a crime before seeking out an attorney, but having experienced counsel like Jeff King involved from the early investigation stage can sometimes prevent charges from even being filed.

Whether you are under investigation or have already been arrested, there is no time to delay. Early involvement of an experienced defense attorney like Jeff King is critical in getting the best possible results for your case.

“Competent and Compassionate”

I found Jeff to be a competent and compassionate advocate. As a client, he was the “voice” that I needed him to be to achieve a good result. He allowed me to communicate my needs to him and then diligently went to work to attain them. I would recommend him without hesitation.

“I was given a fair and positive outcome.”

With the type circumstance I had, it was not a hard case nor one that required a court visit or in front of a Judge but it did take some research and many hours of information gathering. I was given to the point, fair and accurate information by Jeffery King and he stuck with me through the whole ordeal. This was not only vital but very personable and I appreciated that to the fullest. I felt comfortable and positive through the entire situation and was given a fair and positive outcome. I thank Jeff King and his other staff that were involved for all they did.

“Prepared, Aggressive & Passionate about the Defense”

As the father of a recent active duty Air Force client of Mr. King’s, and being intimately involved day to day with the case, I can say without hesitation nor mental reservation, Jeff King is a consummate professional. Jeff was not only prepared, aggressive, and passionate about the defense, he also made the time to explain in detail every facet of the trial as it progressed. Having an attorney of Jeff’s caliber in our corner bestowed a feeling of confidence to our family, which was a critical factor in our ability to manage the stressfulness inherent to such serious allegations. Jeff prepared the entire family for every scenario, good and bad, and for that we are forever grateful. Upon receipt of the not guilty verdict and celebrating the obvious joy we felt that this “created adventure” had now come to an end, also came the realization that not only had he won this case, and with it our son’s continued freedom and innocence, but we had made a friend of the highest regard. Our family cannot thank Mr. King enough for his excellent representation on behalf of our son, but also for the lofty amount of integrity and humility demonstrated during the most trying time of our lives. Much respect and Semper Fi.

“Jeff is the best!”

I thought my life was over when I was accused of a horrible crime at a general court-martial. From the moment I met Jeff, he instilled confidence in my case and showed a real enthusiasm for what he does. Be warned: Jeff will put you to work! He prepares for battle and expects you to contribute. He is confident in court and I enjoyed watching the jury respond to him. In the end, I was found NOT GUILTY to all charges! I am so grateful that I hired Jeff to defend me.

“Jeff sets the standard.”

Jeff was amazing! He handled my case through the end of the Article 32 hearing, and set the basis for my acquittal. If it had been any other IO than the one it was, I am certain it would have been dismissed right then, as all the objections he made in the Article 32 were later upheld by the Military Judge, and they been upheld at the Article 32 hearing, it would have been dismissed on the spot. His knowledge, and preparation made all the difference in my case, and his relentless pursuit of the truth showed through. He will always be my first recommendation to anyone who needs legal help.

How an Attorney Can Help – Criminal Charges in Texas

If you are being charged with a crime in Texas state court, you need an attorney who will treat your case with the individual attention and tenacity that it deserves.

Unfortunately, many attorneys who practice in state court every day focus on quickly moving a high volume of cases, pleading them out regardless of whether that is the best move for the defendant. Jeff King takes a different approach; he builds each case as if it were going to trial and never agrees to a plea unless it is in your best interest and wishes.

Do not underestimate the toll that a state crime charge or conviction can take on your personal and professional life. Contact Jeff King today to schedule a consultation to discuss how he can help you present your strongest defense.

Additional Texas State Crime Resources

  1. Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 38. Evidence in Criminal Actions, http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CR/htm/CR.38.htm
  2. Texas Constitution and Statutes, http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/

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