What to do when you’ve been arrested in Texas
Everyone Deserves a Competent Criminal Defense Attorney: The System Demands It
The American justice system was founded on the principle that everyone is entitled to trustworthy, competent and aggressive representation. If you’ve been charged with a crime, you need a criminal defense attorney who knows the law inside and out. Someone with the knowledge and resources to investigate the details of your case, to build a compelling defense of your rights. The State has lawyer on its side and the prosecutor’s job is to aggressively prosecute. Your attorney must be just as aggressive and as passionate about defending you as the prosecutor is about prosecuting you. McHam Law’s criminal defense attorney, Chris McHam is the aggressive attorney you want on your side.
Here are a few areas of the criminal defense law we handle:
Juvenile Defense Lawyer As a father Chris is an effective juvenile defense attorney because he develops a strong rapport built on trust and communication with the kids and teens he represents. The juvenile detention system is hardly a rehabilitative place to spend time. We work with juveniles and their families to build a defense in the best interest of their child.
Assault, Battery & Protective Orders There are two sides to every story. The police have heard one side and have presented it to the prosecutor. If you have been charged with assault it is important that you have someone to present your side of the story. Self defense is not a crime.
Drug Possession & Intent to Distribute Arrests The war on drugs continues to be one of the most profitable policing areas for municipalities in Texas. Many counties, such as Williamson County, have a very low tolerance for drug related crimes and their “tough on drugs” approach results in extremely harsh sentences. Many of these sentences have consequences that no one warns you about such as driver’s license suspensions, hidden fees and fines to name a few. Additionally, there are numerous programs available to avoid a final conviction. Without a strong attorney defending your rights and guiding you through the maze you could stumble past an opportunity and into more trouble than you bargained for.
Theft and Shoplifting Even a minor theft such as shoplifting can damage your reputation, ruin your career and become part of your criminal record. Don’t let one small mistake damage the rest of your life, hire a defense attorney who can pursue a favorable legal outcome on your behalf.
Driving While Intoxicated There are things that you can do to fight a DWI charge in court. Before you make a decision that can impact you for years or decades to come, one that can lead to a suspended license and that can damage your career, understand that an experienced criminal defense and DWI lawyer can make a real difference in your case.
At McHam Law we have taken on numerous cases, and we have been successful at getting people the results they need. Let us put our experience and commitment to professional service behind your DWI case.
The cost of a DWI conviction when you don’t have anyone on your side to fight for your rights is steep. Even if you believe you were clearly in the wrong, the system is built with the expectation that a charged individual will have defense counsel. You need a lawyer on your side who understands the law, understands your rights and understands how significantly a DWI charge can impact your life.