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. 

Local Support & Resources for Felony Defense in Bryan, TX

Navigating felony charges in Bryan, TX, can be daunting, but you don't have to face it alone. Our team at James, Reynolds, Spiegelhauer & Ask is deeply rooted in the Bryan community and understands the unique challenges that local residents encounter. We are familiar with the workings of the Brazos County Courthouse and have extensive experience dealing with the local District Attorney's office. This local knowledge allows us to provide a defense that is both informed and strategic.

Personalized & Dedicated Defense

Bryan residents facing felony charges often worry about the impact on their families and future. The potential for long-term imprisonment and hefty fines can be overwhelming. We understand these concerns and are committed to providing a defense that addresses these specific pain points. Our approach includes not only legal defense but also guidance on how to navigate the legal process and with our help, legal jargon translation, and more.

We also recognize that Bryan, being part of the larger College Station metropolitan area, has its own set of challenges, including issues related to student populations and local law enforcement practices. Our familiarity with these local dynamics allows us to tailor our defense strategies to better serve our clients. Whether it's challenging the legality of a search conducted by local police or presenting mitigating factors unique to the Bryan area, we are prepared to fight for your rights.

By choosing James, Reynolds, Spiegelhauer & Ask, you are not just getting a legal team; you are gaining a partner who understands Bryan and is dedicated to protecting your future. Contact us today to learn how we can help you navigate this difficult time.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can felony defense lawyers in Bryan help with drug-related offense charges?

Yes, our felony defense lawyers are equipped to handle drug-related offense charges. We may focus on challenging the legality of the search and seizure that led to the evidence or emphasize rehabilitation efforts and mitigating circumstances. Our goal is to protect our clients' rights and to seek the most favorable outcome based on the specifics of the drug-related charges.

How do felony defense attorneys in Bryan approach building a defense strategy?

Our felony defense attorneys begin by conducting a comprehensive review of the case, including witness statements, forensic evidence, and any constitutional issues. We then tailor defense strategies to our clients' backgrounds, the nature of the charges, and any mitigating factors. This personalized approach may involve challenging evidence, presenting an alibi, claiming self-defense, or questioning the legality of searches and seizures, all aimed at protecting the client's rights and future.

Why should someone facing felony charges in Bryan choose James, Reynolds, Spiegelhauer & Ask?

Choosing James, Reynolds, Spiegelhauer & Ask for felony defense is beneficial because of our deep understanding of the legal system, as well as our commitment to our clients. With a track record of success since 1983, we provide personalized and robust defense strategies, believing in our clients and fighting tirelessly for their rights. Our experience in Brazos County and the surrounding areas ensures that our clients receive knowledgeable and dedicated representation.

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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