San Benito Criminal Defense Attorney
Former Texas Prosecutor Serving Clients throughout San Benito & Brownsville
Facing a criminal accusation or formal criminal charge can be one of the most frightening and intimidating events in your life. There are both criminal penalties and social penalties stemming from this situation, such as a blow to your reputation or damage to your personal and professional relationships. The charges may affect your job, finances, or your family, leaving you wondering how to put your life back together.
Turn to Gustavo D. Elizondo, III Attorney at Law, where you can work with a former Cameron County prosecutor with trial experience. Our San Benito criminal defense attorney has tried dozens of successful cases, from traffic tickets to first-degree felonies. The grandson of the first Mexican-American judge, Attorney Elizondo is part of a well-respected legal family with deep roots in the Brownsville area.
Criminal Charges in Texas
Our San Benito criminal defense attorney handles all types of criminal cases, including:
- Drug possession
- Domestic violence
- Juvenile offenses
- Shoplifting and theft crimes
- Gun and weapon offenses
- Fraud crimes
Penalties in such cases may range from a few days in jail up to extended prison sentences, hefty fines, lengthy probation, and other court-ordered penalties particular to the offense, such as loss of your driver’s license, restitution to victims, restraining orders, and more.
What Do Criminal Lawyers Do?
A criminal defense attorney's job is to provide legal assistance, legal advice, and defense in court for their client to the fullest extent of the law. Once you contact a criminal defense attorney, they will research the circumstances of your case, conduct their own investigation into the criminal charges, and attempt to negotiate a deal with the prosecution or go to trial if necessary. Defense attorneys may try to negotiate lower bail, reduced charges, or reduced sentencing.
During the course of investigating your case, a criminal attorney will question witnesses, review the actions and conduct of any law enforcement officers, analyze the prosecutor's case and evidence, and represent the defendant in court. Having the right defense lawyer, who understands criminal law, on your side is imperative when faced with a criminal offense.
Why You Need Our Defense Attorney's Services
Having an aggressive and tenacious legal defender in your corner is your first line of attack. Our criminal attorney will take steps to thoroughly investigate the accusations against you. We may be able to uncover errors and other questionable tactics taken by law enforcement, find evidence favorable to you, and work to get the charges dropped or reduced or to get sentencing reduced.
As a former prosecutor, Gustavo D. Elizondo III understands how prosecutors may seek to convict you. That insight, along with our professional relationships, can work advantageously for you as we take all the necessary defense steps to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
Don't Face Your Charges Without Our San Benito Criminal Attorney
You may have been wrongfully accused, unfamiliar with the Texas criminal justice system before, unable to speak English, or subject to aggressive and harsh treatment by law enforcement or the state’s prosecutor. Whatever your situation, you can depend on our San Benito criminal defense lawyer to work tenaciously to help resolve your case as rapidly and favorably as can be expected.