Defend Against Serious Consequences
For drug offenses, violent crimes, and high-value property crimes, convicted offenders may be sentenced to up to 40 years or even life in prison. Capital murder offenses can also invoke the death penalty. The State of Texas leads the nation in 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 fines and jail time, convictions often carry indirect consequences as well. 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 professional license. 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 possess a firearm.
Having an experienced criminal defense attorney is critical to avoiding conviction or obtaining the most favorable result possible. 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 17 years of experience practicing law in Texas, Earl Dobson is well-acquainted with the prosecutors, lawyers, and judges in Denton County, and knows how to effectively negotiate a plea bargain or present a vigorous, aggressive defense on behalf of his clients.