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Frequently Asked Criminal Defense Questions in Texas 

Let the Law Office of Tom & Ann Stickler Help Protect Your Future

If you were charged with a crime in Brazoria County, it is crucial that you get the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away. At the Law Office of Tom & Ann Stickler, we offer our clients a unique small-firm focus that allows us to provide them with reliable guidance and support when they need it. Read here for answers to questions about criminal defense proceedings.

For a free consultation about your case, contact our Alvin criminal defense lawyer by dialing (281) 601-4133 or contacting us online.

  • Should I speak with the police?

    It is never a good idea to speak with police without an attorney present. While it can be tempting to tell your side of the story to who you believe are there to protect and serve you, remember that anything you say can and will be used against you. In fact, if the police ask you questions, it is so they can get more information to build a case against you. By hiring an attorney immediately, you can ensure that all your statements are made in a way that upholds your rights and interests.

  • What is the benefit of hiring an attorney?

    By working with an experienced Alvin criminal defense lawyer, you get the advantage of having a teammate who understands what is likely to happen. By knowing what to expect in a case, you can plan effectively for your defense. In some cases, a good attorney will be able to reduce your charges without any effort on your part. Each case is different, so your attorney should be able to understand the differences in approach that will make your case successful.

  • How should I go about finding an attorney?

    Selecting the right legal representative is one of the most important choices you will make in your case. First, realize that experience is key to planning effectively for your defense. An attorney who understands the proceedings is good, but one who understands how to work with county and state prosecutors and judges will be better. Our team brings over 20 years of proven insight and knowledge to each case.

    You should also find an attorney who specializes in criminal defense. Attorney Tom Stickler is board-certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This gives him a unique qualification to protect the rights of his clients when they have been charged by the state.

    Finally, learn about your attorney. Schedule a consultation and make sure they have confidence about your case. Acting in a timely way is crucial in criminal proceedings, so making sure you have the right team on your side could make the difference in your sentence.

  • Should I seek bail?

    No one wants to spend the night in jail. Bail allows you to pay a certain amount to the courts as a promise that you’ll return for your scheduled hearing. Depending on your crime, your bail amount may be out of your price range. By working with an experienced Alvin criminal defense lawyer, you may be able to have this amount reduced.

  • Will my case go to trial?

    The likelihood of your case going to trial is largely dependent on the nature of your charges. If you have been charged with something like a violent crime, you will have to undergo a pretrial hearing and select a jury. These cases often go to trial, where having the help of an experienced attorney on your side can make the difference.

    Timelines in these cases are all different as well. If a jury cannot come to a unanimous decision, your case may be declared a mistrial. Otherwise, sentencing will ensue. In these cases, you want an attorney with you who can present evidence in a compelling, convincing way. The Law Office of Tom & Ann Stickler can help.

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