Being accused of a criminal offense is a serious matter, especially if you’ve been arrested and charged for a crime in Galveston, Texas. In Texas, prosecutors pride themselves on how many years of prison sentencing they accumulate, not whether or not their role as District Attorneys, or Assistant District Attorneys, has led to an improvement of the community, rehabilitation for criminals, or the prosecution of the right person.
This is where being represented by a Board Certified criminal defense lawyer in Galveston can make a big difference in how criminal charges will effect your life, and criminal background. Galveston criminal justice lawyer Tad Nelson is one of the 10% of all lawyers in Texas who holds a certification as an expert in criminal law and matters relating to criminal case litigation.
In short, if you’re arrested for a felony possession of cocaine offense in Texas, you could be looking at prison sentences involving multiple decades in prison depending on how much of the substance you had in your possession, or was accused to have had in your possession or “control” at the time of arrest. If you’re the person we’re talking about, you have a few options;
- plead guilty and work with the prosecution,
- proclaim your innocence and work with a public defender,
- or contact a professional criminal defense attorney with a record of winning in the court of law, and fight the charge.
Its quite simple. When working with an experienced criminal law attorney who knows the ins and outs of criminal case litigation, the best methodology of having unlawful evidence thrown out of court/having evidence deemed unlawful, you have an edge.
Too many times people are put on trial and thrown in prison for crimes they didn’t commit, or for crimes they did commit that had unfounded and highly exaggerated criminal charges attached to them.
An example of unfounded criminal charges would be the inner city youth facing a 60 year prison sentence for the possession of small amounts of crack cocaine or other controlled substance.
This scenario plays out often in Texas, and is normally the result of sub-par legal representation.
In fact, below average legal representation is one of the main reasons there are so many people in prison today. That, combined with an imperfect legal system, and you can see why its imperative to have competent legal representation in your corner if you know you’ll need to go to trial to address allegations of criminal charges, or to fight criminal charges you’re innocent of to clear your good name.
Always Seek Legal Representation
Even if you were caught red-handed and busted by police, having a good lawyer on your side can mean the difference between serving 6 months – 2 years in prison and living in a TDCJ facility 5 to 20.
If you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime in Galveston, felony or misdemeanor, no matter how serious or minor, contact my office at 409-765-5614.