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DeGuerin & Dickson: Your Unwavering Defense Against Violent Crime Charges

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Facing accusations of a violent crime can be a terrifying experience. The stakes are high, and your future hangs in the balance. You need aggressive legal representation from a team with a proven track record of success. DeGuerin & Dickson is that team.

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Why Choose DeGuerin & Dickson for Violent Crimes Defense?

Unmatched Experience: With a combined experience of over 100 years, our attorneys have defended clients against a wide array of violent crime charges, including:

  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Armed robbery
  • Hate crimes

Don't Face Violent Crime Charges Alone

If you are facing charges for a violent crime, don’t hesitate to contact DeGuerin & Dickson. We are here to help you navigate the legal system and fight for your rights. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how we can help you.

Facing Violent Crime Charges? Take Immediate Action

If you or someone you know has been accused of a violent crime, time is of the essence. The steps you take immediately following an arrest or accusation can significantly impact the outcome of your case.

  • Remain Silent: Exercise your right to remain silent. Do not speak to law enforcement or anyone else about the charges against you without an attorney present. Anything you say can be used against you in court.

  • Contact an Attorney Immediately: Seek legal representation as soon as possible. A qualified criminal defense attorney will protect your rights, guide you through the legal process, and develop a strong defense strategy on your behalf.

  • Gather Evidence: If possible, collect any evidence that may support your defense. This could include witness contact information, photos, videos, or any other documentation relevant to the incident.

  • Follow Your Attorney’s Advice: Your attorney is your advocate and will provide you with the best legal guidance based on your specific circumstances. Follow their advice carefully and cooperate fully with their defense strategy.

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Our Approach to Violent Crimes Defense

We understand that every case is unique. We take a personalized approach to each client’s defense, developing a strategy that is tailored to the specific facts and circumstances of their case. Our approach includes:

  1. Thorough Investigation: We conduct a comprehensive investigation into the allegations against you, leaving no stone unturned. We will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts to build the strongest possible defense.

  2. Strategic Planning: We develop a strategic defense plan that takes into account all aspects of your case, including the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence, the applicable law, and your individual goals.

  3. Vigorous Advocacy: We will advocate for you aggressively at every stage of the legal process, from pre-trial negotiations to trial and appeal. We will challenge the prosecution’s evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and present a compelling case on your behalf.

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What happens when you are charged with a violent crime in Houston

Being charged with a violent crime in Houston, Texas, is a serious matter with potentially severe consequences. Understanding the process can help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights. Here's an overview of what to expect:

  1. Arrest and Booking: If law enforcement believes you have committed a violent crime, you will likely be arrested and taken into custody. During booking, your information will be recorded, and you may be held in jail until your initial court appearance.
  2. Initial Appearance: Within 48 hours of your arrest, you’ll appear before a magistrate judge. This is often called an arraignment. The judge will inform you of the charges against you, your constitutional rights, and potential penalties. Bail may be set, or you might be released on your own recognizance.
  3. Preliminary Hearing (Felonies Only): In felony cases, a preliminary hearing may be held to determine if there’s enough evidence to proceed to trial.
  4. Grand Jury Indictment (Felonies Only): If the case proceeds, a grand jury will review the evidence and decide whether to formally indict you (charge you) with the crime.
  5. Arraignment and Plea: If indicted, you’ll be arraigned again, and you’ll enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or no contest.
  6. Discovery: Both the prosecution and defense will exchange information and evidence about the case.
  7. Pretrial Motions: Your attorney may file motions to suppress evidence, dismiss charges, or request other legal actions.
  8. Plea Bargain Negotiations: Your attorney may negotiate with the prosecutor for a plea deal, which could involve reduced charges or a lesser sentence.
  9. Trial: If no plea agreement is reached, the case will go to trial, where a judge or jury will determine your guilt or innocence.
  10. Sentencing: If convicted, the judge will determine your sentence based on the crime, your criminal history, and other factors.

It's crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. They will protect your rights, guide you through the process, and build the strongest possible defense.

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If you're facing violent crime charges in Houston, don't hesitate to contact DeGuerin & Dickson for a consultation. We have extensive experience defending clients against a wide range of violent crimes, and we're committed to protecting your rights and fighting for the best possible outcome.

FAQ regarding Violent Crime Charges

Q: 1. What should I do if I've been arrested for a violent crime?

A: The most important thing is to remain silent and immediately contact a criminal defense attorney. Don’t speak to law enforcement or anyone else about the incident without legal counsel present.

Q: Can I afford a good criminal defense attorney for a violent crime case?

A: Many attorneys offer free initial consultations to discuss your case and payment options. Some attorneys may also offer payment plans or accept credit cards. Don’t let finances prevent you from getting the legal representation you need.

Q: What should I look for in a violent crimes defense attorney?

A: Look for an attorney with experience handling violent crime cases, a proven track record of success, and a reputation for aggressive representation. You should also feel comfortable and confident communicating with your attorney.

Q: What are my chances of winning my case?

A: The outcome of your case depends on various factors, including the evidence against you, the strength of your defense, and the specific charges you’re facing. An experienced attorney can assess your case and give you a realistic picture of your options.

Q: Will I have to go to jail if I'm convicted of a violent crime?

A: The penalties for violent crimes vary widely depending on the specific charge, your criminal history, and the circumstances of the case. Jail time is a possibility, but your attorney can work to minimize the potential penalties.

Q: What are some common defense strategies in violent crime cases?

A: Defense strategies may include challenging the evidence, claiming self-defense, arguing mistaken identity, or negotiating a plea deal for reduced charges. Your attorney will determine the best approach based on your specific case.

Q: How long will my case take to resolve?

A: The length of your case depends on its complexity, the court’s schedule, and whether it goes to trial. Your attorney can give you a better estimate based on your individual circumstances.

Disclaimer: This FAQ provides general information and is not a substitute for legal advice. If you are considering an appeal, consult with a qualified criminal appeals attorney to discuss your specific situation.
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Recent Violent Crime Trends in Houston:

While specific data can fluctuate, recent trends indicate:

  • Overall Crime Rate: Houston’s crime rate is higher than the national average, but it has seen decreases in certain categories in recent years.
  • Murder Rate: The murder rate has experienced fluctuations, with both increases and decreases in different years.
  • Aggravated Assault: This is the most common violent crime in Houston, often involving weapons and serious injuries.
  • Robbery: Robberies, both with and without weapons, remain a concern in the city.

It’s important to consult the latest official reports from the Houston Police Department or other reliable sources for the most up-to-date and accurate figures.

Remember: The legal process for violent crimes in Houston can be complex and varies depending on the specific circumstances of your case. It's essential to have a skilled attorney by your side to advocate for your best interests and guide you through each step.
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