DWI

The Legislature has imposed strict consequences upon those convicted of the offense of Driving While Intoxicated. For instance, one accused of DWI remains ineligible to receive a deferred adjudication; that is, the opportunity to have the charges dismissed following the successful completion of a probation. Further, a conviction for DWI results in the payment of a surcharge of a minimum of $1,000.00/year for three years just to retain a valid driver's license. Because of these severe implications, one charged with DWI demands quality representation.

Our investigation begins with a comprehensive review of the videotape of your arrest at the scene and subsequent transport to the station. This evaluation reveals police conduct that aids our office in judging the legality of your arrest. Further, the videotape captures your performance on the Standard Field Sobriety Tests and your overall demeanor throughout the arrest. Upon viewing the videotape, speaking with the prosecutor assigned to your case and consulting with you, our office can then present your with the best options by which you may dispose of the case.

In addition to representing you in the criminal prosecution of the DWI, representation for DWI by our office includes a challenge of the suspension of your driver's license. This hearing provides us with the invaluable opportunity to cross-examine the arresting officers and intoxilizer technician in an effort to prevent the suspension of your driver's license and gain information concerning the facts of the arrest. this type of hearing must be requested within 15 days of your arrest or it is waived.

The law offices of Redington & Redington have represented citizens accused of DWI for 30 years. This experience enables our office to continue to get the results that our clients desire.

 

theft

The severity of theft cases is dependent upon the value of the alleged stolen property. Theft cases range from Class C Misdemeanors to First Degree Felonies.

The offense of theft is considered a crime involving moral turpitude. Consequently, a theft conviction carries serious legal and social consequences. Legally, a theft conviction can be used to impeach the testimony of one who testifies in court. Socially, employers may be hesitant to hire potential employees with theft convictions marring their records.

For these reasons, among many others, a change of theft is very serious and demands immediate attention. The law office of Redington & Redington will shrewdly evaluate your case and present your with available options for disposition. If it is a case involving restitution, our office will contact the prosecutor assigned to your case to determine whether restitution can be made without pursuit of a criminal conviction.

Regardless of the circumstances, our office will pursue every avenue of relief and work to achieve the end result that you desire.

 

Drugs/Money Laundering

The law offices of Redington & Redington have had 30 years experience in representing citizens accused of misdemeanor and felony crimes involving drugs and money laundering. Our office will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts involved in your case beginning with a complete analysis of the police illegality that could result in the suppression of the evidence and subsequent dismissal of the production.

Our office also handles any forfeitures that may be involved in your case. Whether the State intends to take your car, money, etc. in connection with the production of your case we will make every effort to protect your property. We will work to achieve your goal, be it absolving you of any false charge or tailoring a plea that best suits your needs.

 

Sex Crime/Child Pornography

Allegations of criminal sexual activity accompany a negative stigma that can generate feelings of embarrassment and alienation. Our office prides itself in our professionalism and we strive to protect our clients from unnecessary discomfort as we talk them through the legal process.

Convictions for sexual offenses could result in mandatory registration as a sexual offender. However, exemptions from registration do exist. In evaluating your case, our office will explore whether these exemptions apply to the special circumstances of your case.

The law offices of Redington & Redinton have ample experience with these types of cases. Not only will we work towards obtaining the disposition you desire, but we will also help to reduce your stress and make your experience with the legal process as painless as possible.

 

Misdemeanors and Felonies

The law offices of Redington & Redington practice criminal law exclusively and accept misdemeanor and felony cases. Classification and penalty ranges of misdemeanors are as follows: Class C Misdemeanor, a fine not to exceed $500.00; Class B Misdemeanor, confinement in jail not to exceed 180 days and a fine not to exceed $2,000.00; Class A Misdemeanor, confinement in jail not to exceed one year and a fine not to exceed $4,000.00.

Classification and penalty ranges of felonies are as follows: State Jail Felony, confinement in a state jail for a term not more than 2 years, not less than 180 days and a fine not to exceed $10,000.00; Third Degree Felony, confinement in the penitentiary for a term not more than 10 years, not less than 2 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000; Second Degree Felony, confinement in the penitentiary for a term not more than 20 years, not less than 2 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.00. First Degree Felony, confinement in the penitentiary for a term not less than 99 years, not less than 5 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.00; Capital Felony, death or confinement in the penitentiary for life.

 

Juvenile Cases

Technically, juvenile cases are civil in nature and are governed by the statutes of the Family code. Practically, however, juvenile cases mirror criminal procedure and law. The subtle differences remain vitally important and therefore require the expertise of an attorney experienced in juvenile law. The law offices of Redington & Redington benefit from this experience and welcome the opportunity to represent juveniles charged with criminal conduct.

 

Expunctions/Petitions for Nondisclosure

A right to expunge a criminal record exists in certain circumstances. For example, if disposition of your criminal case resulted in a verdict of not guilty or if your case was dismissed prior to trial, you may be eligible to have any records of this matter expunged. In helping you clear your record, our office will determine whether you are eligible for an expunction, file a petition requesting expunction with the appropriate court and serve all state agencies that may have any record of your criminal case.

In september 2003, the Legislature provided similar relief to those who successfully completed a deferred adjudication by allowing them to petition for nondisclosure. Like the expunction statute, nondisclosure only applies to certain misdemeanors and felonies. Following the successful completion of certain deferred adjudication probations, the judge has discretion to order the county clerk not to divulge information concerning the court case to private entities.

 

Others

The law offices of Redington & Redington practice criminal law exclusively and represent citizens accused of criminal conduct in state and federal court.

 

Disclaimer

This site contains general information regarding issues of criminal law in Texas. The information within the site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. The site does not serve as an offer to represent you, nor is it intended to create an attorney-client relationship. You should consult a criminal defense attorney for individual advice concerning your personal criminal matters. This site does not address any criminal law issues outside of the State of Texas.

Zach Redington is not Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.