Have you been charged with a criminal offense and are looking for legal advice? Our Houston criminal defense attorney can help you. Our legal team provides free consultations to review your case and determine if we can come up with a legal defense for your case. We handle all types of criminal charges including drug possession, family violence, /domestic violence, sex crimes, sexual assault, theft, and more.
Our law office works carefully with every client we take on to ensure they are getting the best defense possible. Other Houston criminal defense lawyers will charge you just to talk to them. Make sure you are working with a law firm that advocates for your best interest and schedule a free consultation with our legal team today.
When a person is charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, these individuals might be eligible to obtain a criminal defense attorney through the public defender’s office. Waiting to consult a criminal defense attorney until a person is charged with committing a crime can be detrimental to that person’s case. A person suspected of committing a crime, whether or not they actually committed the crime, should consult with a criminal defense attorney immediately. Immediacy is an important factor when developing a defense to a criminal charge and a criminal defense attorney will begin working on a defense as soon as possible.
State vs. Federal Crimes
There are differences between being charged with a state criminal offense or a federal criminal offense. Any person charged for a crime should inform their criminal defense lawyer as to which level crime they have been charged because the defense that the lawyer prepares will be different if the crime a state level charge or a federal level charge.
Consulting With a Criminal Defense Attorney
Consulting with a criminal defense attorney is recommended for people charged with a crime, because persons accused of crimes will be able to better understand the charges that have been brought against them and what defense are available for those charges. It is a constitutional right for anyone charged with a crime in the United States to have fair and competent legal counsel in a court of law or to have the ability to represent themselves in a court of law, according to the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments.
When consulting with a criminal defense lawyer, the defendant of a case should ask the lawyer a series of questions in order to determine how the lawyer can construct a defense for the case.
Questions that should be asked are:
- How long has the lawyer practiced criminal law?
- How many criminal cases has the lawyer won?
- What types of criminal cases has the lawyer won?
- Can the defendant observe the lawyer during a court proceeding to gauge their litigation style?
- Does the lawyer belong to any certain organizations?
- Has the lawyer been referred by their clients to others?
- Does the person charged with a crime and the lawyer get along? Do the two parties have strong chemistry?
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, Texas
Attorney Fuller is a seasoned attorney with nearly three decades of experience representing a wide range of clients. This includes individuals who have suffered an injury due to another’s actions, individuals facing criminal charges, those who have been arrested for DWI, individuals who have found themselves in a civil litigation dispute, and those looking for legal guidance in business.
After filling out a client intake form, Attorney Lanease D. Fuller will take appropriate action in your case to help you get the results you are looking for. This includes but not limited to gathering evidence, going to trial, and earning a settlement that is appropriate for your specific situation. Reach out to us today to take the first step towards settling your case.
LANEASE D. FULLER LAW
4615 S. Frwy St. 820
Houston, TX 77051