For DWI & DUI, drug related offenses, violent crimes, high-value property crimes, and probation violations, convicted criminal offenders in Denton County may be sentenced to up to 40 years or even life in prison. Capital Murder offenses can also invoke the death penalty in certain instances. The State of Texas leads the nation in the number of executions and has one of the three largest death row populations in the country. In addition to prison time, convicted offenders may be fined or ordered to pay restitution for property that was damaged or stolen.
Along with hefty fines and jail time, convictions often carry indirect consequences as well in the Denton Texas Court system. Felony convictions can seriously impact a person’s efforts to find employment, and completely prohibit them from being employed in many industries. A conviction can also encumber one’s ability to obtain a number of professional licenses. Conviction of a sex crime and subsequent registration as a sex offender can limit where a person may live, while many other offenses will result in the loss of a driver’s license, the right to hold office or vote, or to own a firearm.
Experienced, Knowledgeable Denton Criminal Defense Attorney
Having an experienced Denton County criminal defense attorney is critical to avoiding conviction or obtaining the most favorable result possible for your criminal case. Remember that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty, and that the prosecution must prove every element of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt. With over 25 years of experience practicing law in Texas, Earl Dobson is well-acquainted with the local prosecutors, lawyers, and judges in Denton County, TX and knows how to effectively negotiate a plea bargain or present a vigorous, aggressive defense on behalf of his clients. For a free phone or in-office consultation to discuss your particular situation, contact the Law Office of Earl Dobson located in Denton Texas today. Flexible evening and weekend appointments are available.