Houston, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer
Experienced Attorney with Successful Track Record Fighting For Clients
If you’ve been arrested or questioned by a law enforcement officer, chances are you are scared and likely unaware of your rights. It is crucial that you refrain from making any statements until you’ve contacted an experienced criminal defense attorney so that you are protected as much as possible and so that your defense is represented in any pertinent investigation related to the alleged crime.
Colby Lewis is an experienced criminal defense attorney with a history of commitment to his clients. As an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, he has a perfect 10 rating on AVVO and was voted as a Super Lawyer two years in a row. For the very best criminal defense representation in Houston and surrounding areas of Texas, contact the Law Offices of Colby Lewis today.
There are several criminal offenses which can be charged as federal crimes. For example, any offense which occurs on federal property, as well as drug and internet sex crimes, can be prosecuted as federal crimes. If convicted, these crimes carry stringent penalties and sentencing in federal prison, necessitating the need to build a strong defense at the onset of any potential charges.
State CrimesThe most common crimes that people are convicted of in Texas are:
- Larceny/Theft: Punishment generally depends upon the value of the item(s) involved; common examples include writing bad checks, shoplifting, buying or accepting stolen property, or engaging in general theft. Note that Texas also has the Texas Theft Liability Act, which allows victims of theft to turn around and sue the thief for damages (separately from the criminal charges)
- Burglary: Entering private property with the intent to commit a felony, theft, or assault; penalties depend upon place unlawfully entered
- Aggravated Assault: Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing serious bodily injury or using or exhibiting a deadly weapon in the court of an assault crime; possible penalties include spending two to 99 years in prison and a fine of $10,000
- Motor Vehicle Theft: carries a penalty of 180 days to two years in state jail and a fine of up to $10,000
- Robbery: While committing theft, intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly also causing bodily injury to someone else, or at least threatening the victim and/or causing them to fear bodily injury or death; penalty is two to twenty years in state prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- Rape: Intentionally or knowingly committing a prohibited sexual activity listed under Texas’ sexual assault law without consent; penalty is two to twenty years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000 (with the potential for the crime to be elevated to a first degree felony)
- Murder: A capital felony punishable by death or life without parole
The Importance of Excellent Representation
Being convicted of a crime can live with you forever via your criminal record. It affects your ability to find housing, jobs, and other necessities. If you are suspected of committing a crime, is crucial that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows the local court system and how best to advise you if you find yourself in these circumstances.
The Law Offices of Colby Lewis, is dedicated to providing only the very best criminal defense services. Contact the firm today for a free consultation