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Criminal Defense Firm in Midland, TX
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed if you have been charged with a state or federal criminal offense. Texas is notoriously harsh on crime, and state and federal prosecutors will not hold back in their attempt to convince the court to convict you of your alleged crime. Even if you’re only facing state charges, you can still receive lengthy prison sentences (including life imprisonment), extremely steep fines, restitution payments, probation, community service, and additional penalties based on the specific crime. This intimidating prospect can be made worse by the fact that Texas’ criminal justice system is itself complex and difficult to navigate.
Fortunately, you don’t have to take on the challenge of defending yourself alone. As a firm with a former local and federal law enforcement officer, former DA prosecutors, and experienced trial and criminal defense lawyers, we can help you craft an effective legal defense and pursue justice. From the moment we accept your case, our attorneys will take steps to make sure that you are treated fairly under the law and that your rights are protected at each stage of the legal process.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation at our criminal defense firm in Midland.
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Criminal Defense Services in Midland-Odessa and Surrounding Areas
The attorneys at Wolf, Stallings & Mayo help Texans facing a variety of state- and federal-level charges, ranging from traffic violations and minor misdemeanors all the way to capital felonies. Because of our background, we have the knowledge and skills needed to confidently defend clients against charges with some of the most severe legal penalties, including gun violations, robbery, murder, driving while intoxicated (DWI), and other alcohol and drug charges.
State and Federal Charges
Both state and federal crimes can be misdemeanors or felonies. The primary difference between them is the legal system through which they are tried and prosecuted. Federal charges violate federal law and are generally an interstate concern (meaning it has to do with multiple states) or is of importance to the federal government. These charges are typically pursued by one or more U.S. government agencies, such as the FBI, and are litigated in federal (district) courts. State charges, on the other hand, are litigated by state prosecutors in county and district courts.
Federal and state laws both encompass a wide range of crimes, and sometimes these charges partially overlap with one another. Whatever the case, it’s important to be represented by criminal defense attorneys familiar with litigation at these different levels as well as the various statutes and procedures that regulate the relevant legal processes. With Wolf, Stallings & Mayo, you’ll get all that and more.
It’s likely that you’ll receive a traffic ticket at some point in your life. Traffic violations are some of the most common criminal charges in Texas. These offenses include minor citations and speeding tickets, as well as more serious charges like driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, and vehicular manslaughter. Traffic violations can quickly become serious issues. Even relatively minor offenses can result in major charges, depending on the exact situation. For example, a first-time DWI offense is usually a Class C misdemeanor, but it becomes a felony offense if there was a child under 15 in the car. Repeat offenders may also face enhanced charges, which is why it’s important to fight your traffic tickets, when possible.
In Texas, violent crimes include criminal homicide and murder, aggravated assault, robbery, and other offenses that involve the use of force or threat of force against another person. These crimes are taken seriously by law enforcement and prosecutors alike because of their threat to public safety. They can result in some of the longest sentences and steepest fines allowed under the law. For example, murder can be either a first-degree or a capital felony—the two highest felony charges in the state. Robbery is another violent crime that is frequently a felony offense (either second- or first-degree felonies depending on context and victim).
To begin your partnership with our Midland criminal defense firm, give us a call at (432) 237-3530. We serve Ector, Upton, Winkler, Howard, Ward, Martin and Reagan counties.
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John T. Wolf Criminal Defense & DWI Attorney - Founding Partner
John T. Wolf is a criminal defense attorney committed to providing skillful legal representation to individuals facing ...View Profile
Andrew D. Stallings Criminal Defense & DWI Attorney - Founding Partner
Andrew D. Stallings is a former felony prosecutor with extensive criminal litigation experience. Andrew has tried dozens of ...View Profile
Tyler R. Mayo Criminal Defense & DWI Attorney
A Central Texas native, Tyler Mayo graduated from Texas A&M University, before heading west to law school at the Texas Tech ...View Profile
Andrew T. van der Hoeven Criminal Defense & DWI Attorney
Andrew T. van der Hoeven is a proven litigator with experience in over 80 jury trials. He has tried numerous Violent Crime, ...View Profile
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