Criminal Defense Attorney McKinney & Whole Collin County TX
When you’re facing criminal charges it’s often hard to know where to turn. Our McKinney legal team is here to help protect your rights during a criminal case. Our attorneys have the experience and legal knowledge to provide the best representation possible to you when you’re facing the uncertain situation of criminal charges.
Criminal Legal Services
- Drug charges
- Driving without a license/license suspended
- Motor vehicle theft/Grand theft auto
- And more
Building a Strong Defense
In criminal cases, the most important step in the process involves checking for any misunderstandings or inconsistencies in the case. By conducting a thorough examination of the case, the people involved, and your personal history, our legal team can help ensure that the prosecution upholds the burden of proof. Our goal is to make sure that justice is served, and we do that by ensuring that you have a fair trial and a strong defense, which could even lead to reduced charges.
Our law office believes in offering cost-effective and honest services while still providing you with the best defense possible. We are experts in both federal and state laws, and we will help navigate you through the system, which is often complex and overwhelming.
Different Kinds of Criminal Law
When you are accused of a crime, it will fall into two distinct categories: felonies and misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are offenses that are generally minor and result in less than a year in jail and/or a fine. If you are found guilty of a felony, there are severe consequences including longer incarceration terms and it can impact your life in the long-term. It can be hard to find a job with a felony on your record. If you are accused of either a misdemeanor or a felony, it is recommended that you get the legal counsel of an experienced attorney. The team at Lucé Law can assist you in your criminal case. Contact our office today to speak with our criminal defense team.
Bail and Arraignments
When you are accused of a crime and arrested, the first hearing you will attend is called the arraignment. At this court proceeding, you will be notified of the charges against you and you will be asked to enter a plea. At the arraignment, the court will also determine whether you will be released on bail until your trial date. Your criminal defense attorney can help explain your options when it comes to your arraignment. You have the right to an attorney during these critical proceedings. Call the team at Lucé Law today!
Federal Criminal Law
When you violate federal laws, your case may be placed in federal criminal court. Federal laws include mail fraud, drug trafficking, gun violations, copyright infringement, and immigration violations. You will need to hire an attorney who knows and understands the federal system. Lucé Law has extensive experience in assisting clients who have been charged with federal crimes.
Do I need a criminal defense lawyer if I have been falsely accused?
When you have been falsely charged with a crime, you need a criminal defense lawyer more than ever. The prosecution’s job is to collect evidence and prove a case of guilt. They will attempt to use your own words against you. Even if you are not guilty of the crime they are accusing you of, do not talk to the police without an attorney present. You need to protect yourself from ending up incarcerated for a crime you did not commit. Tell the authorities that you will not speak with them and wish to talk to your attorney. Call our office and we will be there to assist you through this stressful time.
How can I clear up an arrest warrant?
When you have a warrant out for your arrest, you may always feel on the edge. You may be afraid that at any moment you can be taken into custody, and your whole life is turned upside down. There are several ways to clear up an arrest warrant. The first step is to confirm that you have an arrest warrant by calling the local courthouse. You can then pay bail to prevent police from arresting you and then you will need to attend your court date. When you find out there is a warrant for your arrest, contact a criminal defense attorney at 972-632-1300 today.
What are my rights if I am questioned by police?
You do not have to speak to the police, and should not ever answer questions without a legal representative present. Police can lie and manipulate facts that may make you feel like you need to explain yourself. Anything you tell the police can be used against you. If the police start questioning you, inform them that you wish to stop and would like to speak with your attorney. By law, they must cease all questioning and let you call your lawyer. Call the team at Lucé Law and we will be there to protect you.