Hiring Jeff Kennedy turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. Mr. Kennedy was able to have my case dismissed. Yes, outright dismissal of the charge!

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We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

Anonymous

Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

Anonymous

Hiring Jeff Kennedy turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.

A.C.

We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

Anonymous

Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

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Arlington Criminal Defense Lawyer

You deserve qualified and experienced legal representation when you’ve been accused of a crime. Allow an Arlington criminal defense attorney to help you with your case.

Being charged with a crime is a serious matter because your entire future could be in jeopardy—not to mention your freedom. Once a conviction goes on your record, it’s difficult to get it removed. This could impact your job prospects, your housing options, and what kinds of educational opportunities are afforded to you.

You need an aggressive, experienced lawyer who will defend you against conviction and who has a proven track record of getting charges reduced or dropped entirely.

Our firm knows that people make mistakes, and sometimes they need help getting their lives back on track. The best way to keep a mistake from ruining the rest of your life is to prevent a conviction or greatly reduce your charges. Call an Arlington criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy so we can begin building your defense.

What Types of Criminal Cases Will We Take?

An Arlington criminal lawyer with our firm will handle all types of criminal cases, from family violence to drug possession and DWIs. We are experienced defense attorneys, and we know how to find the hole in the prosecutor’s argument against you. We also know how to protect you from improper police practices and unfair trials.

When you are facing criminal charges in Arlington, you need a lawyer who will fight to get you the best possible resolution for your case. Here are a few of the types of criminal cases we’re prepared to take on:

  • Assault
  • Family violence
  • Credit card abuse
  • Criminal trespass
  • Driving while license suspended
  • Prostitution
  • Weapons charges
  • Drug charges including marijuana possession
  • Drunk or intoxicated driving offenses
  • Theft charges, including unauthorized use of a vehicle
  • Interfering with emergency call
  • Probation revocation

Crime and Punishment in Arlington

When you’ve been arrested for a crime, you may be completely clueless as to how serious of an offense you’re accused of. You may not know whether it’s a felony or a misdemeanor, and you may not know how much jail or prison time you could be looking at. Your Arlington criminal lawyer will be able to answer those kinds of questions.

We can analyze your case to see how strong the prosecution’s evidence is against you. We can let you know what charges you are facing, as well as the minimum and maximum sentencing allowable under the law.

Below, we have listed the basic breakdown of possible sentencing depending on the class of misdemeanor or felony charge you’re facing:

  • Class C Misdemeanor – This is the least serious offense and is punishable by a fine only, not to exceed $500. The most common Class C misdemeanors are traffic tickets.
  • Class B Misdemeanor – This is the second least serious offense under the Texas Penal Code and is punishable by up to 180 days jail and a fine not to exceed $2,000. An example of a Class B misdemeanor is theft of under $750 in value or possession of less than two ounces of marijuana.
  • Class A Misdemeanor – This is the most serious misdemeanor offense under Texas law. It’s punishable by confinement in county jail for up to 365 days and a fine not to exceed $4,000. A repeat-offense DWI would be an example under this category.
  • State Jail Felony – This is the lowest-level felony in the state of Texas. When a person is given this punishment, he or she can be sentenced to state jail for anywhere between 180 days and two years and a fine not to exceed $10,000. State jail is not the same as county jail or prison because you don’t get time off for good behavior. You must serve each day of your sentenced time. An example of a crime under this category is burglary of a building.
  • Third-Degree Felony – A third-degree felony in Texas is a serious offense and is punishable by prison time between two and ten years and a fine not to exceed $10,000. Certain types of domestic violence charges could constitute third-degree felonies.
  • Second-Degree Felony – A second-degree felony is the second highest felony class in Texas and is punished by two to ten years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000. Examples under this category of felony are sex abuse crimes and robbery.
  • First-Degree Felony – This is the most serious felony other than capital crimes. This felony type is punished by prison between five and ninety-nine years and a fine not to exceed $10,000. Examples are white-collar crimes and high-value theft.
  • Capital Offense – This is the most serious offense and is punished by the death penalty or life in prison, usually without the possibility of parole.

What Does a Criminal Lawyer Do?

Being arrested for a crime impacts your life in serious ways, but a conviction is even worse. The arrest will upset your family, and you may even lose your job over it. After a conviction, though, your future prospects will go downhill quickly. You may need an experienced criminal lawyer who will fight for you every step of the way to defend against a conviction.

Some of the things your lawyer will do for you while defending your case include the following:

  • Listen carefully to your side of the story without jumping to conclusions about your guilt like others do
  • Vigilantly review all the evidence, and not just what the state says is evidence
  • Interview all witnesses, not just whoever the state presents as witnesses
  • Consider taking on your case based on all the evidence, as well as your unique situation
  • Defend you as an individual, not just lump you with the crime you’ve been charged with
  • Carefully prepare a well-thought-out defense and present it clearly in court

Call an Arlington Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal records have a tendency to follow you around like a dark shadow. Don’t let your future be torn to pieces because of one mistake.

Contact an Arlington criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy today to schedule a consultation. We can be reached at 817-605-1010 or via the online contact form at the bottom of the page.

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GET THE DEFENSE YOU DESERVE

Contact us today for a free strategy session on how we can help you win your case.

* All Fields Required

Or Call 817-618-5215