Hi, my name is Patrick McCarty, I’m a criminal defense attorney here at Bailey & Galyen. Today I wanted to talk to you about the importance of having an experienced criminal defense attorney represent you if you have been arrested or charged with a crime.
If you are accused of a crime it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner. An experienced criminal defense attorney can examine the charge and determine the police properly contacted you and properly booked you in and if any searches they did were legal and above board. Sometimes they make mistakes and in those instances a criminal defense attorney can figure that out and possibly get some of the evidence thrown out of the case.
In addition it’s a good idea to have a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the local courts, the personalities, judges, and the other other attorneys in the counties where the charges have been laid. Sometimes as in Tarrant County there are different programs that some defendants might qualify for that can help get their cases dismissed ultimately and potentially removed from their record permanently.
In addition sometimes there are cases that maybe it’s a good enough case to proceed on for the state but there’s a lot of holes in the case and perhaps we can take it to trial and win, perhaps we can get it dismissed or reduced down to some other charge that is more palatable to the defendant.
In addition many criminal charges have lifelong impacts on the people who get the charges and they may not be the things that you readily think of. Obviously a DWI is going to interfere with your ability to get inexpensive insurance it’s going to effect lot’s of aspects of driving but sometimes it even interferes with your ability to go with your children on a school field trip. It can interfere with your ability to go in to Canada or some other countries. The same is true for several other charges such as domestic violence, it may become hard to rent an apartment or to own a gun theres just all these implications and it’s important to have a criminal defense attorney who understands these things and can stand up for you and protect your rights.
So if you’re charged with any offense but in particular if you’re charged with DWI, DUI, controlled substances, marijuana/thc, assault charges, domestic violence charges, and sometimes some cases can be sealed, expunged or non-disclosed. If you need help with any of these areas or any other criminal defense areas please contact the criminal defense attorneys at Bailey & Galyen. Thank you.