Criminal Defense

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If you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime,  you need representation that will zealously advocate your rights on your behalf immediately – the essence of criminal defense. A serious consideration of any and all evidence the State has in its possession is demanded. The Santos Law Firm, PLLC maintains your innocence throughout the pendency of your case. The highest burden in the land is placed upon the State – to prove its allegations beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. 


A close analysis of the specific facts and circumstances of your case is initiated upon engagement. With an aim to seek dismissal, police reports, witness statements, 911 tapes, patrol dash and body camera videos will be broken down for inconsistencies.


Under Texas Law, criminal offenses are classified and designated as either felonies or misdemeanors.


Misdemeanors are classified according to the relative seriousness of the offense into the following categories:

Class A Misdemeanor
Class B Misdemeanor
Class C Misdemeanor
(1) A fine not to exceed $4,000 (1) A fine not to exceed $2,000; (1) A fine not to exceed $500.
(2) Confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year; or (2) Confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 180 days; or
(3) Both such fine and confinement. (3) Both such fine and confinement.
On the other hand,  Felonies are classified according to the relative seriousness of the offense into five categories:

Capital Felony
1st Degree
2nd Degree
3rd Degree
State Jail Felony
Punishable by death or life without parol

Punishable by life or for any term of not more than 99 years or less than 5 years.

Punishable by any term of not more than 20 years or less than 2 years. Punishable by any term of not more than 10 years or less than 2 years. Punishable by confinement in a state jail for any term of not more than two years or less than 180 days.
If the State does not seek the death penalty,

(1) life, if the individual committed the offense when younger than 18 years of age; or
(2) life without parole, if the individual committed the offense when 18 years of age or older

(b) In addition to imprisonment, may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000. (b) In addition to imprisonment, may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000. (b) In addition to imprisonment, may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000. (b) In addition to confinement, may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.
A judge must punish a defendant convicted of a state jail felony to a third degree felony term if:

  • the defendant used or exhibited a deadly weapon in the commission of the crime, or
  • the defendant has previously been convicted of a felony.

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