Criminal Law Practice Areas
Attorney Aaron W. Perry focuses his criminal law practice on protecting the rights of those who have been accused of committing crimes. Our criminal practice team understands that criminal convictions often come with serious consequences such as steep fines, incarceration, and a criminal record, and that is why we provide aggressive representation for our criminal defendant clients.
If you have been charged with a crime or believe that you are being investigated for a crime, contact the Law Firm of Aaron W. Perry, PLLC to discuss your case. Our team has decades of criminal law experience and a history of successfully representing our criminal defendant clients. We will meet with you to review your case, pending or potential charges, and police reports.
Depending on the facts of your case, we will work to see that your charges are reduced or dismissed and if it is in your best interests, we may negotiate an agreement with prosecutors to help you avoid a criminal record.
Domestic violence may be prosecuted in Texas when a person assaults or threatens to physically harm a domestic victim, which may include a family member, household member, or current or former dating partner. Domestic violence is heavily prosecuted in Houston and throughout Texas, and punishment for convictions can be severe. Depending on the circumstances of each case, convictions may be misdemeanors or felonies, and in the most serious cases, defendants may face up to 99 years in prison.
Certain facts will lead to more serious charges and penalties such as repeat violence, family violence involving a weapon, and violence resulting in serious physical injuries. Unfortunately, we know that sometimes, false accusations and misrepresentations lead to charges against an innocent defendant or a defendant being overcharged for his or her offenses. To secure the best possible outcome, only experienced and knowledgeable defense attorneys should handle domestic violence cases.
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Drug charges can be a misdemeanor or felony charges, and the severity of penalties for convictions depend, in part, on the schedules of controlled substances. Drugs are scheduled I – V and penalties are typically steeper for schedule I and II substances than levels III – V. Other factors that impact charges and penalties involve the amount of drugs discovered, prior drug offenses, drug manufacture, drug delivery, and possession. Penalties can range from fines and no jail time to significant fines and a lifetime in prison.
Being charged with drug crimes does not mean that you will be convicted of those charges, especially when you have an aggressive attorney who knows how to investigate your case. Investigations may reveal unlawful search and seizure, evidence tampering, helpful witnesses, and other facts and circumstances that may help to reduce your charges or drop them altogether.
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DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)
Driving While Intoxicated arrests that lead to convictions in Texas may result in license suspensions, significant fines, jail time, and other consequences. In some cases involving a minor child passenger or repeat offenses fines may be as high as $10,000 and ten years in prison. Charges do not always result in convictions, however, especially when you have a DWI attorney advocating for your rights. When you meet with our DWI experts, we will go over your charges and the facts and events leading up to your arrest.
After reviewing your case, we will discuss defense strategies and options. Sometimes cases can be thrown out for police misconduct such as pulling you over without cause or failing to read your Miranda Rights. Even when there is no clear evidence of misconduct or violations, there may be evidence of facts and conduct that weakens the prosecutor’s case, and this can be used to negotiate better terms on your behalf.
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Under Texas state law, murder and manslaughter are types of criminal homicide crimes. These charges allege that a victim died as a result of someone else’s wrongful conduct. Murder is the more serious charge and to prove murder, it must be shown that the defendant intended to kill the victim. When intent cannot be proven, prosecutors will often charge defendants with manslaughter for their allegedly reckless or otherwise wrongful conduct that caused the victim’s death.
Criminal homicide convictions can result in serious consequences, including fines of up to $10,000 and life in prison. In capital murder cases, consequences may also include the death penalty. If you have been charged or believe you may be charged with criminal homicide, you need legal guidance and representation as soon as possible to protect your rights and your freedom. These charges may be scary on their face, but an experienced advocate will help you put forth the best possible defense.
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Under Texas criminal laws, theft and other property crimes generally involve depriving a person of their property through theft, fraud, or destruction. Penalties for theft and other property crimes vary depending on the particular facts in your case such as the value of property in question, level of force or weapons used, and false representations or pretenses made when committing the crime. The most serious charges involving aggravating circumstances may lead to life imprisonment upon conviction.
Building a solid defense is important if you have been charged with theft or other property crimes and a good defense attorney with aggressive representation will help with your defense strategies. We will go over the details of the case with you and discuss your charges and possible resolutions. These cases are often a result of misunderstandings, lack of criminal intent, or mistaken identity, and our team can help you in negotiating with prosecutors and defending your charges at trial.
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Under the United States Constitution and Texas law, the right to bear arms is protected in certain circumstances; however, there are limitations and restrictions when it comes to those rights. For example, proper licensing may be required to possess weapons and the possession of certain weapons is strictly prohibited, including fully automatic guns and sawed-off shotguns. Convicted felons may also be prohibited from owning firearms.
Weapons violations have serious consequences, which often include jail time, felony convictions, and a permanent criminal record. Skilled criminal defense attorneys can help you defend your case by reviewing the evidence against you, police reports, and witness statements. They will also conduct a thorough investigation into the background of your case and law enforcement conduct to determine if any of your rights were violated. These charges can lead to lifetime consequences and should only be handled by an experienced and knowledgeable defense attorney.
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