Amarillo Criminal Attorney
Being charged of a crime has grave consequences that can change your life. A criminal case does not only cost you money on legal fees but it also inflicts mental and emotional stress. Often, criminal charges affect your relationship with your family and other people and could sometimes cost you your reputation, job, or life.
In a criminal case, your relationships, job, reputation, and freedom is at stake. This is why you need to have a lawyer who can defend your rights and provide efficient legal support all throughout the process.
Mike Warner has the experience and expertise in criminal defense to help you. He has the knowledge of the system and can provide you with comprehensive strategies to fight your case.
Types of Criminal Cases
There are different criminal offenses that a person can be charged with. These offenses vary in their seriousness and their punishment ranges. Mike Warner has the legal competence to help you in any of the following cases:
DUI/DWI – You can be charged with Driving under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) if your blood alcohol is above 0.08 percent or if you don’t have control of your mental or physical faculties. Battling DUI cases effectively can help you reduce your punishment. In a DUI case, depending on its gravity, you can be jailed, fined, or made to do community service.
Drug Crimes – These are crimes involving drugs or illegal substances. Possession, manufacturing, delivery, distribution, and abuse are among the most common drug-related cases with respective punishments. Aside from paying fines and serving jail time, a drug crime conviction can also cause difficulty in seeking for future employment.
Misdemeanor – A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by imprisonment of one year or less; it can also be punishable by fine or community service. A misdemeanor can either be Class A which is punishable of a maximum of 1 year imprisonment or Class B in which the imprisonment penalty does not exceed six months. There are also unclassified misdemeanors. Some forms of misdemeanor include simple assault, disorderly conduct, vandalism, petty theft, prostitution, and others.
Felony – A felony can either be violent or non-violent and the length of imprisonment varies but they normally count for several years. Being charged of felony entails consequences that can alter your life. The most common forms of felonies include murder, homicide, aggravated assault, manslaughter, arson, robbery, theft, and others.
Sex Crimes – Sex crimes are crimes involving sexual behaviors or conducts against another person. Sex offenders, especially those who are convicted of a federal sex crime, face mandatory minimum sentencing, probation on parole, fines and sex offender registration. This can also lead to difficulty in seeking future employment and limitations in where the offender can live. Common sex crimes include rape, child sexual abuse, statutory rape, sexual harassment, child pornography and others.
Knowing Your Rights
If a person is arrested for a criminal charge, he or she is given the Miranda warning stating his or her right to remain silent until given legal counsel. If you are arrested of a crime, it is best to not say anything that might be used against you. It is imperative to contact a lawyer immediately before answering questions from authorities.
Criminal Law Representation from The Warner Law Firm
Mike Warner is dedicated to provide excellent legal assistance to people who are charged of a criminal offense here in the Amarillo, Texas area which includes Pampa, Shamrock, Stratford, Hereford, Vega, Clarendon, Plainview, Childress, Channing, Dumas, Dalhart, Canadian, Perryton, Littlefield, Floydada, Muleshoe, Clovis, and Lubbock. He understands what is at stake in the process and will work tirelessly to reach the best possible outcome for you.