Forester Haynie has recently brought Jim Spangler, the head of Spangler Law, under our umbrella. With Jim Spangler, a well respected criminal defense attorney, now Of Counsel, our practice areas have expanded. Forester Haynie and Spangler Law now jointly offer criminal defense representation in the state of Texas. This practice area covers DUIs & DWIs, family violence, assault, drug charges, weapons charges and more.
What does Criminal Defense mean?
If you are charged with committing an illegal act under the local criminal code, the jurisdiction who brought the charge (this can be the state or local governments) becomes the “plaintiff”, and you become the “defendant”. In these cases the state, or plaintiff, is represented by a prosecutor, and the defendant can choose to be represented by a criminal defense attorney.
Under the U.S. Constitution, you are always guaranteed the right to an attorney to represent you in criminal court, this is where we come in – our job is to defend you to the best of our abilities against the charges presented and to provide reasonable doubt surrounding the charges.
Criminal Defense encompasses a huge area of the law. Our firm is currently focused on providing support in the following areas.
DUI/DWI: Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence
Although DWI seems relatively straightforward, it is one of the most complicated areas of the law. A DWI can include any time a driver is operating a vehicle while impaired by the influence of any substance, even over-the-counter or prescription medication. The penalties depend on whether it is their first offense, how incapacitated they were, whether they caused harm or damage while driving, and how old they were at the time. Every case is different, and even DWIs that initially seem straightforward or “obvious” can turn into dismissals or not guilty verdicts with the right attorney.
Domestic Assault & Family Violence
As a sensitive and volatile practice area, assault and family violence requires a level of care, confidentiality, discretion, and determination for every case. Every case is different, and we know from talking to hundreds of clients that things are not always as they seem. The police officers who come after a 911 call will usually arrest the first person accused of a crime rather than taking the time to figure out what actually happened.
Contact Us Today
If you need criminal defense representation in the state of Texas contact us today. Our attorneys are more than happy to review your case free of charge before committing to a legal agreement. Call or text us today at 214 210 2100 or fill out the form below to learn more about our options and get your free case evaluation.