Formidable Conroe Criminal Defense Attorney Defends You Against Misdemeanor and Felony Charges
Experienced counsel for assault, drug offenses, and sex crimes in Texas
Everyone makes mistakes, yet when a mistake is a violation of the law, whether a misdemeanor or felony, you need professional help. Without the guidance of a skilled lawyer, you could face jail or prison time, costly fines, and you may have your reputation ruined forever. At the Law Office of Mike Aduddell in Conroe, I am dedicated to defending Texas residents accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses. With over 37 years of experience practicing law in the Lone Star State, I understand what you are up against and know how to help you craft a solid defense to protect your rights.
Understanding the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony
Any type of criminal accusation is a serious matter; however, misdemeanors are less serious offenses than felonies. Texas recognizes three types of misdemeanors:
- Class A — Punishable by up to one year in jail and up to $4,000 in fines
- Class B — Punishable by up to 180 days in jail and up to $2,000 in fines
- Class C — Punishable by a fine of up to $500
It is important to realize that in addition to the above penalties, depending on the offense you are charged with, you may be required to complete community service, go on probation, or pay restitution.
If the prosecution charges you with a felony crime, you could face a lengthy prison sentence and severe fines. Texas recognizes five classifications of felony offenses:
- Capital felony — Punishable by death or life imprisonment without parole
- First degree — Punishable between five and 99 years, or life in prison, and possibly up to $10,000 in fines
- Second degree — Punishable by between two and 20 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines
- Third degree — Punishable by between two and 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines
- State jail felony — Punishable by between 180 days and two years in jail and up to $10,000 in fines
Regardless of the charge you face, I draw upon an extensive background representing defendants in a wide range of criminal cases to mount a solid defense and uphold your rights.
Defending against drug charges
Depending on the type of drug offense the state accuses you of committing, you may be charged with a felony or misdemeanor. Possession of less than two ounces of marijuana is a Class B misdemeanor, but delivery of less than a quarter of an ounce of marijuana is a state jail felony.
Since drug crimes carry a stigma, they are often prosecuted harshly by the criminal justice system. After reviewing the details of your case, I may be able to prove that the arrest was unlawful, you were not Mirandized, the search and/or seizure was unlawful, or the drugs belonged to someone else.
Fighting a sex crime accusation
A sex crime accusation can cost you your freedom and your reputation. In Texas, most sex crimes are considered felonies, so they demand experienced counsel. At my firm, I work diligently to gather evidence and interview witnesses to clear your name and protect your future. Whether you are accused of sexual assault, prostitution, molestation, or sexting, my firm can provide you with zealous representation.
Combatting assault charges
The penalties for assault and battery in Texas vary greatly based on the victim’s relationship to the alleged assailant and the presence of physical harm. For example, the prosecution may charge you with a Class C misdemeanor if you threaten someone with bodily harm or cause physical contact in a provocative way. Alternatively, you may be charged with a first-degree felony if you commit aggravated assault against a police officer or public official.
As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I have an in-depth understanding of the various assault and battery classifications in Texas and can build a solid defense against the charges you face. Common assault and battery defense strategies include self-defense, affirmative defense (you acted to prevent harm to another), mistaken identity, and lack of credible threat to the victim.
Contact a reputable criminal defense lawyer in Texas
The Law Office of Mike Aduddell is devoted to protecting the rights of clients facing misdemeanor or felony charges in Texas. Please call 936-242-0567 or contact my firm online to arrange a free initial consultation at my Conroe office. My firm serves clients throughout the state of Texas.