Assaults

An assault charge involves some sort of physical contact between two or more people and an allegation that someone was “hurt” or felt “pain” in the contact. There are usually many versions and sides to an assault charge that the police do not ask about or report. Sometimes the only way to tell your side of the story is in court.

Domestic Violence

A case of domestic violence involves people in the same household, usually husband and wife or boyfriend and girlfriend. In these types of cases, one person makes an allegation against the other that there was physical violence between the two. These types of cases can have serious consequences in divorce and custody proceedings and gun ownership.

DWI / DUI

Driving While Intoxicated charges involve an allegation that someone had too much to drink and got behind the wheel and drove. The consequences for DWI are endless. If you are convicted your license may be suspended, your insurance rates may go up, you will be charged fees in the amount of $1000.00 to $2000.00 a year to keep your license, and more. These charges are aggressively prosecuted. You should have an aggressive defense attorney.

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Intoxication Manslaughter

This charge involves an allegation that someone was intoxicated and while intoxicated caused the death of another person. Usually these allegations involve someone who was driving a vehicle and was involved in an accident with another vehicle. These cases are emotional to everyone involved including the person who is alleged to have been intoxicated. However, there are usually many scientific theories involved in an intoxication manslaughter case including accident reconstruction theories. If you’ve found yourself facing these charges, you need to act fast. It takes a significant amount of time to evaluate any evidence you may be facing and to have an expert of your own evaluate the evidence.

Drug Charges

These charges usually involve an allegation that someone either possessed or sold a particular type of drug. These charges usually involve search and seizure issues and confidential informants and require strict application of the law by the police officers making the search or seizure. Sometimes these charges are brought at the state and federal level. Ms. Kennedy is licensed in both state and federal court.

Property Crimes

Property crimes are offenses where an allegation is made that someone’s property was harmed. These types of crime include theft, criminal mischief, criminal trespass, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and more. Restitution may be involved to make an alleged victim whole again.

Violent Crimes

Violent crimes involve one person using violence against another, either physical or mental. Examples of these types of crimes include murder, terrorist threats, and assaults.

Sex Crimes

These charges involve an allegation of illegal sexual contact. Merely being investigated for this type of charge, a person can have their personal and profession reputation ruined. If convicted of a sex crime, you could be required to register as a sex offender for an extended period of time.

Felonies

There are four different levels of felony charges. Felony charges are typically considered more serious than misdemeanor charges. This is because punishment for a felony conviction includes time in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Corrections, not in the county jail. Felony charges include some drug charges, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, aggravated assault offenses, intoxication manslaughter, driving while intoxicated charges (2 or more prior convictions required), murder, robbery, and many more. Being convicted of a felony offense follows you for the rest of your life.

Misdemeanors

There are three levels of misdemeanor charges. Punishment for a misdemeanor conviction could include spending time in the county jail. Instead of going to jail, sometimes defendants are placed on probation. Probation requirements may include attending classes, submitting to drug and alcohol testing, performing community service, and many more. A misdemeanor offense is not something to be taken lightly. It can cost you both money and time.

Murder

Murder involves intentionally or knowingly causing the death of another individual. If you are under investigation for this offense or you have already been arrested, contact an attorney immediately.

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Sentencing & Appeals

If you’ve already been convicted of a criminal offense, you still have the right to appeal your conviction or your sentence. Certain time deadlines apply and you must act quickly.