James, Reynolds, Spiegelhauer & Ask Felony Charges

Bryan Felony Lawyers

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and scared when you or someone you love is facing felony charges. It can feel like the full weight of the system is pressing down upon you. The possibility of a jail sentence is real. What defendants and their loved ones need most is an attorney who understands the system, who believes in their clients, and who has a long track record of success. That’s the kind of felony lawyers you and your family can find at our Bryan office. 

James, Reynolds, Spiegelhauer & Ask has fought for defendants in Bryan, College Station, and throughout Brazos County since 1983. Call (979) 227-3305 today.

Felony Penalties in Texas

In Texas, felony offenses are categorized into four levels: state jail felonies, third-degree felonies, second-degree felonies, and first-degree felonies. 

Each level carries distinct sentencing guidelines: 

  • State jail felonies: These are the lowest level of felony charges. The potential punishment includes prison time of 180 days (six months) to 2 years, along with a fine that can go up to $10,000. 
  • 3rd-degree felonies: The potential consequences for third-degree felonies include imprisonment for a period of 2 to 10 years, along with a fine not exceeding $10,000. 
  • 2nd-degree felonies: People convicted of second-degree felonies may face imprisonment for a period of 2 to 20 years, in addition to a fine of up to $10,000. 
  • 1st-degree felonies: The potential punishment for first-degree felonies includes a prison sentence ranging from 5 to 99 years, along with a fine not exceeding $10,000.
  • Capital felonies: In certain types of murder cases, the D.A.’s office may seek the death penalty. 

Possible Felony Defenses

In the face of these charges, mounting a robust defense is paramount to safeguarding your rights and future. The felony defense attorneys in our Bryan office will conduct a thorough review of the circumstances surrounding the alleged offense. We will carefully examine witness statements, forensic evidence, and any potential constitutional violations. By meticulously analyzing the case particulars, we’re aiming to identify critical factors that may influence the outcome of the trial.

Recognizing that no two cases are identical, our legal counsel will develop defense approaches that align with your background, the nature of the charges, and any mitigating factors. 

For instance, in cases involving drug-related offenses, a defense strategy may focus on challenging the legality of the search and seizure of evidence, or emphasizing rehabilitation efforts and mitigating circumstances.

Allowing that every case has its own dynamic, some of the common tactics used in felony cases include these: 

  • Challenging evidence: Legal defense often involves challenging the admissibility and reliability of evidence presented by the prosecution.
  • Alibi defense: This is when we can provide evidence to establish that the defendant was not present at the scene of the crime when it occurred, thus raising doubts about their involvement.
  • Self-defense: It may be appropriate to assert that the defendant's actions were justified as a necessary means of self-defense, the defense of others, or in response to an imminent threat.
  • Invalid search and seizure: We may challenge the legality of the search and seizure of evidence, particularly if it violated the defendant's Fourth Amendment rights. 

Ultimately, defending against felony charges necessitates a nuanced and multifaceted approach. It requires a deep understanding of the legal intricacies surrounding the specific charges, as well as a keen awareness of the individual circumstances and needs of each client. 

By integrating a comprehensive case assessment with tailored defense strategies, our experienced team seeks to provide the robust defense that every defendant deserves. 

Felony Lawyers in Bryan, College Station, and Brazos County

James, Reynolds, Spiegelhauer & Ask has spent over 40 years building our strong reputation for upholding the rights of people facing felony charges. Our team of attorneys brings a wealth of diverse experience to each case. Three of our partners were former prosecutors, and an associate was once a police detective. We know the mistakes that the D.A.’s office can make, and we know their case might not be as strong as they’d like for you and your loved ones to believe. 

We’ve built a strong record of success and have earned more than a few good reviews from happy clients. While past performance can never guarantee future results, it can serve as testimony to our ability to investigate, negotiate, and litigate. Let us work to protect you and your future. 

Call (979) 227-3305 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation.

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