In Defense Of The Accused
You would be hard-pressed to find another law firm with more passion and persistence. At Law Office of Villanueva, Salazar & Tucker, we are energetic and determined as we work to protect our clients’ constitutional rights.
We pride ourselves on delivering personalized, responsive legal counsel to people charged with felonies and misdemeanors, including those described below.
Driving While Intoxicated
A DWI arrest is one of the most frequent arrests made in the state of Texas. It is also one of the most common offenses resulting from an honest mistake. A swift, strong defense can lead to a case being completely dismissed. Often, an officer has done something illegal in connection with the arrest or a technician testing the blood drawn has committed an error. In cases such as the following, charges may ultimately be dismissed:
- Unconstitutional traffic stops
- Officers not following procedures during investigations
- Faulty or unreliable breath and blood testing
Even in situations where officers and lab technicians have done everything correctly, there are still many options to pursue that can lead to a case being dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. Quickly having a defense attorney begin negotiations with the assigned prosecutor can be particularly important in this type of case.
Attorney Christian Villanueva is a former prosecutor with deep insights into the criminal justice system in this region. He is ready to help you after a DWI arrest.
Assault And Family Violence Offenses
Convictions for assault and family violence offenses can have a significant impact on your ability to find or maintain a job and even to own and possess a firearm. These types of offenses have perhaps the worst kind of lasting stigma associated with them, besides the most severe of felony offenses.
Despite the seriousness of these offenses, officers will often make an arrest in situations where they are called out for a domestic dispute, even when they can’t determine what actually happened or the facts do not meet all the elements of an offense. This scenario can result in a complete dismissal of these kinds of charges.
We are committed to getting justice and restoring hope for you if you have been charged with an assault crime in or around Round Rock, Texas.
In Case Of Theft Charges
Mistakes can be made and many arrests are made rashly without the charging officer taking time to fully analyze the situation. Absentmindedly leaving a store without paying for items is not theft, and we can get that kind of shoplifting case dismissed.
On the other hand, difficult times can lead to people making bad decisions in an effort to provide for themselves or their families. A bad situation doesn’t make a bad decision OK, but that kind of mitigating circumstance can give bargaining power to the defense. Your lawyer at Villanueva, Salazar & Tucker PLLC can use such arguments to lead a case toward a reduction to a lesser charge or possibly even a dismissal.
Accused Of A Drug Crime?
Alleged drug offenses bring about the most common arrests made in the state of Texas. Since many of these arrests begin with a traffic stop and subsequent search, they can often result in a dismissal based upon unconstitutional action by an officer.
Another promising defense strategy may be this: If you have been accused and demonstrate affirmative, good-faith efforts to address substance abuse issues, your lawyer at our firm can fight for one of the following outcomes for you:
- Case dismissal
- Reduction of charges to lesser charges
- Deferred adjudication (allowing you to pursue drug dependency treatment before your case is decided)
Charged With Burglary Or Robbery?
Burglary and robbery are two of the most commonly charged higher level felony offenses. These are extremely serious offenses.
Criminal cases often can arise in situations in which someone is overcharged when in reality all that has been committed is a less serious misdemeanor charge. These charges can often be handled in ways to achieve reductions to lesser offenses if not outright dismissals.
Reach Out To Our Defense Team
We are dedicated to achieving the goals you have for yourself after a criminal arrest:
- Getting you out of jail or keeping you out
- Getting your charges reduced or dismissed if possible
- Fighting for a better outcome, such as probation, if appropriate
- In case of a conviction, ensuring that penalties are lenient and fair
- Protecting you from a conviction on your record if at all possible